October brings the excitement of fall leaves and Halloween. The new month also welcomes fantastic events on and off campus. Here is a list of what to look forward to in October at SUU and in Cedar City:
Richard III (Oct. 1-6)
SUU’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” October 1, 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for alumni with card, and $5 for youth. SUU faculty and students can get in free with a valid ID card. Tickets can be purchased at the America First Event Center Box Office, at the door the night of the performance, or online at www.suu.edu/pva.
Homecoming Week (Oct. 7-13)
One event that should be marked on every T-Birds calendar is Homecoming Week October 7 through the 13. Come show your SUU pride with events like Miss SUU on October 8 and Dive-In Movies October 10. Other events include an alumni banquet, Forever Red, True T-Bird Night, the Homecoming Parade, and much more. For a full list of events visit the SUU website.
57th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival (now until Oct. 13)
Be sure to attend the infamous Shakespeare festival before it leaves this season! Plays include The Liar, An Iliad, Othello, and The Foreigner. For tickets and information call 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.
Utah Culinary Fest (Oct. 7-13)
This festival focuses on the culinary arts of Cedar City and southern Utah. Events include farm tours, cooking demonstrations, and more. Participating restaurants are Centro Woodfire Pizzeria, Charlie’s Southern Barbecue, Chef Alfredo’s, and more. Proceeds from participating restaurants of their unique menu item will go towards culinary scholarships at Southwest Technical College. For more information and a full listing of events visit www.utahculinaryfest.com.
APEX (Ask, ponder, educate, [X]) events are held every Thursday here at SUU. These events welcome students, faculty and community members alike as they listen to speakers invited from all areas of the US and around the world. One such event is the LIve Utah Appeals Court Session on October 18 from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Great Hall at the Hunter Conference Center. Utah Appeals Court cases will be heard live on campus and extra security is required so arrive early. All APEX events are free and open to the public! For more information on the events hosted visit SUU.EDU/APEX.
FALL BREAK (Oct. 22 and 23)
How can you forget this one?! SUU Fall break will be held Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23. There will be no classes, however the campus will be open.
Halloween (Oct. 31)
Though SUU has yet to plan any Halloween events, Cedar City is home to local scares!
Judd Pumpkin Patch
Judd Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo is held Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Pumpkins are .20 cents per pound with no entrance fee. Petting Zoo is free and Wagon Rides are available for $1.50. This family-friendly event is held at the Judd Family Farm
(314 E 270 N, Paragonah). Call for additional activities and information 435-477-9783.
Old Man Jones Haunted Barn
Old Man Jones Haunted House/Barn is held each Friday, Saturday, and Halloween from 7- 9 p.m. and located at 335 N Bulloch Place, Cedar City. Admission is free, however, donations will be collected for Jake Zigler who is fighting terminal brain cancer. Even if you can’t donate, please come! For information follow Old Man Jones Barn on Facebook.
For more SUU events: https://www.suu.edu/events/
Cedar City events: https://www.visitcedarcity.com/cedar-city-events/
Story by: Cassidy Jasperson
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