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Harvest Moon Celebration set to return this weekend

By Rob Nielsen - | Sep 13, 2023

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Harvest Moon Celebration revelers walk along Historic 25th Street in Ogden in this undated photo.

School is back in session and leaves are beginning to change color, but the residents of Northern Utah have one more opportunity to say a fond farewell to summer.

The Harvest Moon Celebration is set for Saturday from noon 8 p.m. on Historic 25th Street. This will be the 22nd annual celebration of the festival.

According to Jessica Anderson, marketing and communications manager with the Ogden Downtown Alliance, which hosts the event, it’s a good way of starting off the fall season.

“Basically, it’s saying goodbye to summer with our family-friendly activities,” she said. “We’re going to have stilt walkers, roaming magicians, kids’ activities and the entirety of 25th Street will be a beer garden, so as long as you’re in there and you’re older than 21, you can grab a beer and walk the street. It’s one of Northern Utah’s largest events of the year.”

She said last year’s event brought in around 34,000 people, and this year is expected to only draw more.

“We’re expecting way more people to show up this year,” she said. “Pretty much everything is the same — you’re going to see the same kind of vendors and vendors on the street. The Harvest Moon Celebration is really welcoming autumn and the fall season. … It’s a really fun celebration.”

Prior to the Harvest Moon Celebration on Saturday is Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital’s 16th Annual NUHOPE Suicide Awareness Walk, set for 10:30 a.m. at the Ogden Amphitheater.

For more information on both the Harvest Moon Celebration and the NUHOPE Suicide Awareness Walk, visit https://ogdendowntown.com/harvestmoonogden/.


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