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Happy Labor Day

Friday, September 2, 2022   /   by Elissa Tran

Happy Labor Day

It’s Time to Celebrate!

It’s that time of year again. Call your family and friends — and get ready to fire up the grill one more time for an all-out cookout. Although we’re year-round grillers (and will be cooking outdoors well into the fall and winter months), Labor Day is an opportunity to host an extra special get-together. We’re not saying ‘goodbye’ to summer — we’re celebrating it! 

A Few, Labor Day Facts:

Canada celebrated "Labour Day" before us 

    • Labour Day," as it’s spelled by our neighbors to the north, was first celebrated in Canada in 1894 — on the first Monday of September, just like us.

Oregon was the first state to observe Labor Day 

    • The first one to make it a statewide holiday, a full seven years before it was passed by Congress.

President Grover Cleveland made it a federal holiday

    • Made Labor Day official by signing it into law, designating the first Monday in September to always be Labor Day. The day honors the American labor force and the upholding of laws that make work conditions healthier and safer.

Labor Day Activities: 

Camp Floyd Days

    • Camp Floyd State Park is hosting Camp Floyd Days on Labor Day Weekend.  On Saturday the event will allow visitors to experience camp life through exhibits and demonstrations.  Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country. Have your children learn military drills with a toy musket and wear a period uniform. Visit the camps of civilian and military re-enactors and play period games. See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947.  Come on out and join us for this family-friendly event. The events will be conducted 10:00AM – 4:00 PM.  Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only) apply. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

Solider Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship & Festival

    • The event is open daily Friday Sept 2nd through Monday Sept 5th, 8:00 AM to approx. 5:00 PM.

    • Join us once again for four days of family fun and exciting competition at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, featuring the world’s top sheepdogs and handlers. Watching world-class sheep dogs at work will take your breath away – but that’s just the beginning at the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship & Festival! Since 2003, the Soldier Hollow Classic has been an exciting showcase of the human-canine bond – luring thousands of spectators annually to Midway to catch these dogs and handlers in action.  https://soldierhollowclassic.com/

Ogden Farmers Market

    • 2022 Summer Market by Farmers Market Ogden, Saturdays, May 28th through Sept 10th.

    • Historic 25th Street | 8 am to 1 pm.  As the largest season of the Farmers Market Ogden Series, the Summer market strives to provide an opportunity for new and growing businesses to expand their customer base and brand, promote locally grown produce, highlight existing businesses on Historic 25th Street, and create an inclusive culture for patrons and community members.  https://farmersmarketogden.com/about/

Daggett Daze Boat Parade of LIghts & Fireworks

    • The day begins Saturday, Sept 3rd, 7:00 AM, event ending 10:00 PM.

    • PRCA Rodeo Slack at 7:00 AM / Manila Parade at 10:00 / PRCA Rodeo at 5:00. 

Park City Miner's Day & Labor Day Celebration

    • Come up to Park City’s Historic Main Street & City Park on Labor Day and join the Park City Rotary Club in celebrating our mining heritage during a full day of activities for all ages in our annual Park City Miner’s Day Celebration.  The Annual Labor Day gathering celebrates Park City’s Mining Heritage and raises money for Summit County non-profit organizations.  We invite everyone to come to Park City and help celebrate our rich mining heritage with our Miner’s Day Celebration & Parade.  Schedule -https://parkcityminersday.org/schedule/

Swiss Days, Midway

    • Swiss Days will be Sept 2nd, Saturday, Sept 3rd 

    • The annual Swiss Days event takes place the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day each year and draws a huge crowd both days. Local and national vendors work tediously, crafting and creating their wares to display and sale. And volunteers spend countless hours preparing for the two full days to ensure the event is a success. Swiss Days includes a 10k race, a HUGE outdoor craft fair, a parade, live entertainment, and so much more. We look forward to seeing you here!  https://midwayswissdays.org/

Polynesian Days

    • Join us on Friday, Sept 2nd, Saturday, Sept 3rd and Monday Sept 5th

    • Come prepared to enjoy a weekend of fun.  Here you will get to taste famous Polynesian dishes, feel the excitement of the fire exhibition and dance competitions, participate in hula and ukulele lessons, be entertained by both local Polynesian and International dance groups (promoting inclusivity), or simply enjoy the evening concert provided by our local and our Polynesian celebrities  like Josh Tatofi, Ms. B Royal (the newest addition to our entertainment!) You will not want to miss out! https://polynesiandaysutah.com/

SnowWiesn Oktoberfest

    • Sept 4th, 12pm – 2p.m. – Park City Polka Players, 2:30pm – 4:30 p.m. – Jordan Matthew Young

Labor Day Menu Ideas:

Corn Salsa

    1. Mix the yellow and white corn, chilies, olives, scallions, tomatoes, jalapenos, vinegar, olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Chill at least 1 hour.

    1. Just before serving, add the cilantro to the salsa.

Turkey Club Kebabs

    1. Make the kebabs: Combine the turkey, vegetable oil, lemon zest, paprika and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat.

    1. Preheat a grill to medium. Thread the turkey onto six 12-inch skewers. Wrap 2 bacon slices around each skewer, overlapping slightly, to cover the turkey. 

    1. Brush the grill grates with vegetable oil. Grill the kebabs, turning often, until the turkey is cooked through and the bacon is crisp, about 25 minutes. 

    1. Meanwhile, make the dressing: Combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice and parsley in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. 

    1. Serve the kebabs in rolls with lettuce and tomatoes; drizzle with the dressing. 

Cook’s Note

If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes so they won't burn.

For the Kebabs:

For the Dressing:

 Fresh Blackberry Crisp

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl combine blackberries, sugar and lemon juice together with 2 tablespoons of flour. Pour into deep dish pie plate. In separate bowl blend remaining 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar and butter. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over berries. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly.


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