Monica Holdoway has been serving as executive director of the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce for the last 18 years and she has been in charge of the annual Brigham City Peach Days celebration all during that time.
Holdoway says although it is a great deal of work, a great deal of satisfaction also comes with Peach Days, the time the city doubles its size to about 35,000 people. Several events take place throughout the week, but most of the events take place Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th. Festivities will be going on from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.
“The carnival opens on Friday evening around 5 p.m., but we have over 200 vendors that are selling crafts and retail goods,” Holdoway explains. “Then we have about 30 food vendors that are open to sell all kinds of concessions.”
It’s not all carnival kind of fun, although there is plenty of that. Holdoway says many people enjoy the musical melodrama, with a different one presented each year during Peach Days. This year performances are Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th at 8 p.m., then three times on Saturday, September 8th: 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The featured show is “Litt’l Red and the Red Ryders in Troubled Times in Cactus Gulch.”
The Peach Days celebration also includes a classic car show, a motorcycle show, 10K race and parade.