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Southern Utah Culinary Festival

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Mark your calendar for a fun filled family weekend just a couple of hours north of Las Vegas. The 2nd annual Southern Utah Culinary Festival is coming to the beautiful Vernon Worthen Park in downtown St. George, Utah the weekend of April 25 & 26.

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Forget all the chain restaurants for this event and plan to sample wonderful dishes from the abundant home based restaurants of St. George. Each restaurant will be sampling miniaturized portions of two menu items each. So unlike other events, you wont be filling up on a single item for lunch by a carnival food vendor and instead you can sample many different foods from the kitchens of local ONLY restaurants. So whether it's a savory pork rib or a sweet sticky bun, you will run out of appetite before you run out of food. But be warned, after this weekend, you’ll have a new ‘hit list’ of newly discovered gems that will jazz up your weekly date night for months to come.

Expect to be amazed, even blown away, with local bands and music from afar that will keep the good times going. This family event will also feature ‘food challenges’ sponsored by local restaurants including a Chop Stick challenge, a ‘Hot’ food challenge and much more…. and you could be the contestant! And who doesn’t like classic cars, right? So of course we have classic hot rods showing both days provided by our local car clubs. And the Kid Zone, well, it’s just too much fun to explain here…. You’ll have to experience it’s awesomeness to understand fully. Lets just say that if you would like to spend a nice afternoon in the park with friends and family, the kids will have plenty to keep them occupied with jump houses extreme, playground equipment, gaming consoles and much more. And PRIZES galore! We have gift certificates from every vendor, spa packages, gym memberships and kitchen appliances, just for starters. If you never win anything, this festival could change your luck.

Basically, this is a big’ol community celebration! We live in a beautiful place with so much to appreciate. Come join us, our family with yours, and support our neighbors in business and in life. So many large corporations lack a real face, but not true here. These businesses work to serve our community their own unique way, lets show our support of them and have a great weekend to boot. The Southern Utah Culinary Festival….. Food, Family and Fun!

O.K. - you've just read what the event organizers have to say about this wonderful festival. Now it is up to you to find out if it is all true. But, you should know that there is even more to St. George so why not plan a long weekend and see some of the surrounding beauty while you're here. If you haven't heard of Snow Canyon State Park then you may not know that you are missing one of the most beautiful parks in the country. It's a great park for hiking in the Red Rocks and after eating your fill on Friday or Saturday you can spend a terrific day in Snow Canyon.

Of course, Zion National Park is only about 45 minutes from St. George as well, but why not plan that for another trip when you have a little more time to explore? Eat, play, hike in St. George, Utah and . . . Keep on Traveling!

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