By Naomi Hatch –
The annual Snowflake Pioneer Days celebration will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28.
The historic homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. Admission is $1 per home per person or $12 for a family pass. Tours begin at the Stinson Museum.
The craft show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Snowflake Municipal Golf Course, located off Highway 277 at 90 N. Country Club Drive.
The Little Theatre will present Arizona Centennial Show at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Snowflake Social Hall.
The Snowflake Academy Foundation will hold a quilt show from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Snowflake Academy Building. Admission is $1. Please enter on the north side of the building. Raffle tickets for a beautiful quilt will be offered for $1 each or 25 for $20.
Little Shop of Horrors, a family comedy, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Snowflake High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
The Snowflake Rodeo will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Taylor Rodeo Grounds, and will feature professional and local events combined. Admission is $5 per person, with children under 5 admitted free. Fireworks will follow at 9:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Church championship softball games will be played from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Centennial Ball Park. No admission will be charged.
Dances will be held at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and appropriate dress is required. The youth dances will be held at the Snowflake Main Street Chapel parking lot. Admission is $2. The young singles adult dances for ages 18-30 will be at the Pioneer Park Chapel parking lot with free admission.
Saturday’s events open with the Pioneer Day Run, which includes a 10K run, and a two-mile run or walk, at 6 a.m. at Country Club Drive. The fee is $12, which includes a T-shirt.
The Kids’ Foot Races begin promptly at 8 a.m. on the front lawn of the Main Street Chapel. There is no charge.
The Pioneer Day Parade begins at 9 a.m., and will travel down Second West. The Pioneer Program will immediately follow at the Main Street LDS Chapel.
The barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. until the food is gone at the Snowflake Social Hall. The cost is $5 per plate.
Free swimming will be offered from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Snowflake Pool, located at First South and Third West.
The Nashville Tribute Band will perform live with special guest Michael McLean at 5 p.m. at the Snowflake High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 each, and are available at Shevell’s and online at www.nashvilletributeband.com.
The single adult dance for ages 30+ will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Snowflake Stake Center. Admission is $2.