Monticello City ready for Pioneer Day Celebration
“Honoring the Past, Pioneering the Future” is the theme of the 2022 edition of the annual Monticello Pioneer Days celebration.
The celebration kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22 with the home run derby at the ballfields in Monticello. This time will also be used to check men’s fastpitch teams in.
The longest-lasting annual men’s fastpitch softball tournament in the nation will also be at the ballpark beginning at 4:30 p.m. Vendors will be set up in the park starting at 4 p.m.
A ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Mayor Bayley Hedglin, will dedicate the Winn Westcott Tractor Annex at 6 p.m.
Friday festivities will end with a free concert featuring Brenn Hill at the Ballfield Pavillion.
Saturday will start bright and early at 7 a.m. for the Blue Mountain Pioneer Day 5k Run. The annual Lions Club Breakfast will be starting at the same time at the stake center pavilion, located behind the post office.
The Blue Mountain Invitational Fastpitch Softball Tournament will continue from the night before starting at 8 a.m. at the ballfields.
The Pioneer Days parade with Grand Marshal Steve Young will begin at 10:30 a.m. The parade will prominently feature the theme throughout. Fun floats by businesses, organizations, religious groups, Monticello High School alumni, and more will be featured.
The lineup for floats will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Monticello High School.
Show off your swing at the new long drive competition taking place at the Hideout Golf course from 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Quilt time Quilters will start promptly after the parade at the Monticello Library, lasting until 3 p.m.
Entertaining softball and scrumptious food vendors will be available at the ballparks all day.
The Pioneer Days celebration will be capped off Saturday night with fireworks at dark.
For more information on the celebration, call 435-459-9700.