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Red Rocktoberfest - Art, Music, Food and Beer
Kanab will host the first-ever Red Rocktoberfest Canyon to Canyon street celebration on October 24, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be a family-friendly celebration of the arts and a southwest meets Germany-style fall harvest celebration.
More and more artists from around the world are drawn to Kanab because of the inspiring landscapes and the diverse beauty in all directions. This event will feature many of those local artists and their works. Folks can enjoy books, paintings, photography, jewelry and crafts from local artisans.
The term “Canyon to Canyon” comes from the one-mile path of merchants primarily participating in the event, beginning at Willow Canyon Outdoor Gear and Books and then ending at the Canyons Boutique Hotel on the north end of town.
The Canyon to Canyon merchant mile will be filled with live music, dancing, art displays, book and poetry readings, and a blend of German and Southwest food and beverages. Several businesses will host local artists, authors and or special menu items to celebrate the Red Rocktoberfest.
Authors attending the Writers Conference on Friday and Saturday will stay and participate in the Canyon to Canyon event and hold book signings and readings starting at 7 p.m. Authors can be seen at Willow Canyon Books, Read Cat Bookstore and Canyon Books.
A ‘passport’ brochure will be available at Willow Canyon, the Kane County Visitor Center and Canyons Boutique Hotel to help navigate the merchant mile. There will be some great prize giveaways for fully stamped passports with a completed questionnaire. Passports can be dropped off at the Visitor Center or at Sego Restaurant/Canyons Boutique Hotel.
•Honey’s: Pumpkin carving contest, face painting, German food and a magician
•Willow Canyon Outdoor: 10 percent discount and author signing and readings
•Best Friends Town Center: Sanctuary Tours leaving at 4 p.m., live music, paw prints and children’s art
•Glazier’s: Free apple cider and donuts. View Barry Glazier’s photography
•Three Bears: German food and folk art by Bonnie Backus
•Desert Star Café: Karaoke and Navajo Tacos
•Kanab Tour Company: Chalk art and selfie station
•Kane County Visitor Center: Free spiced wassail, kids games/crafts and virtual reality demonstration
•Iron Horse Restaurant & Saloon: Live music, sliders and real Texas BBQ
•Denny’s Wigwam: Featuring Marty Feely landscape photography, phone cases and T-shirts
•Parry Lodge: Live music, German pretzels, art market, quilt show and magnetic quilt activity
•Talon’s Salon: Nail Art, including C2C logo for pedicures and manicures, hot beverages, pumpkin bread and cookies
•Read Cat Bookstore: Book signing and readings
•Houston’s: German food and the photography and jewelry of Patricia Hopps
•Fusion House Restaurant: Event Special
•Jakey Leigh’s: Live music and coffee special
•Canyon Books: Author signing and readings, 20-40 percent off most items
•Zions Bank: Kids activities and art (draw your own superhero)
•ERA: Symphony of the Canyons at 6 p.m.
•Terry Alderman’s: Photography displays
•Family History Center: KHS Xpress Choir at 7 p.m. and a quilt in progress
•State Bank: Open fire pit, S’mores, BBQ pizza sticks from Subway and Kane Schools Foundation raffle balls
•Rocking V: Rafters Gallery and event special entree
•Kanab Drug and Soda Fountain: Live music, German chocolate cake sundae special and Grand Opening giveaways
•Mesa Design: New furniture designs, sangria and fine art from the Thunderbird Foundation/Gallery
•Matty’s Deli: Slow cooked ribs and vegetarian options
•Coral Hills Dental: Face painting, balloon creations, Red Rock Dancers and country dancing by Natalie and Danny Button
•Little Hollywood: Live music, movie set tours and artesian market
•Nature’s Showcase: 10 percent discount on picture sandstone and the art of Danny Brown
•Antiques and Things: 10 percent off
•Canyons Boutique Hotel and Sego Restaurant: Beer garden, live music, kids games and German food (vegetarian/vegan options)
Parking will be available at Honey’s, Glaziers, Old Kanab Middle School, LDS Church, Spurs Grill and the Levi Stewart Memorial. Free shuttles will be available for those who prefer not to walk the merchant mile.
Shuttles will pick up and drop off regularly at Honey’s, Best Friends Town Center, Parry Lodge, Zion Bank, Kanab Drug, Canyons Lodge, Little Hollywood, Jakey Leigh’s, Iron Horse (formerly Calvin T’s), the Visitor Center and Three Bears.
There will also be a free mule-drawn wagon ride available (tips appreciated) from 5-7 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off will be at Zions Bank and State Bank.
For more detailed information, go to the event listed on Facebook, the website: www.redrocktoberfest.com or call the Visitor Center 435-644-5033.