Salem Days

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r Enjoy good food, entertainment and family activities at this year’s Salem Days, held August 4 – August 11. Events begin with a dutch oven cook-off and culminate with a talent show and fireworks. There’s something for everyone in between. For more information on events and pre-registration visit

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 4rMud Volleyball Tournament at 1:00 p.m. at the Salem Arena, 60 N. 100 E. Registration is $35 per team. Advanced and recreational divisions are available.rDutch Oven Cook-Off at the Salem Community Center, 151 W. 300 S. Check-in is at 12 p.m. Judging is from 4 – 6 p.m. Main Dish and Dessert categories. Each team must consist of at least two adults.rLittle Miss Salem Pageant – Young ladies ages 5 – 13. Salem Hills High School Auditorium, 150 W. Skyhawk Blvd. Interview questions begin at 4:00 p.m. and the Little Miss Pageant begins at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 5rFamily Fireside, Chad Hymas – 7:00 p.m. at Salem Hills High School, 150 W. Skyhawk Blvd. Chad is a best-selling author, president of his own communications company and recognized world-class wheelchair athlete.

Monday, August 6rMonday Night Concert Series – Jesse Thurgood and Ryan Shope & The RubberBand August 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Salem Hills High School, 150 W. Skyhawk Blvd. Concessions Onsite.rTuesday, August 7rCardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta – Boat building begins at 4 p.m. and Racing starts at 6 pm. at the Beach at Knoll Park. Each team is supplied corrugated cardboard, a 1x2x8 board, and 3 rolls of duct tape. Youth, Adult and Family teams. Entry fee is $15 per boat/team. Register at

Wednesday, August 8rFamily Movie in the Park, The Greatest Showman – Movie begins at dusk (around 9 p.m.) at the Loafer View Recreation Complex soccer fields, 600 E. Salem Canal Road.rBaby Contest – Babies from newborn to 36 months. Preregister or walk-in at the Salem Activity Center, 60 N. 100 E. Judging is at 4:00 p.m. for A-G, 4:40 p.m. for H-M, and 5:15 for N-Z. Each participant will receive a free portrait.rTractor Pull – Tractor Display 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Tractor Pull at 6:00 p.m. at the Rodeo Arena, 60 N. 100 E. Admission is free.

Thursday, August 9rLil’ Buckaroo Rodeo – Mutton Bustin’, Minis, Jr. and Sr. Events at the Rodeo Arena, 60 N. 100 E. Admission is $1 per person or $5 per car. Pre-show begins at 6:00 p.m. and events at 6:30 p.m.rSenior Dinner – For Salem residents age 62 and older from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Salem Community Center, 151 W. 300 S. No RSVP or ticket needed.

Friday, August 10rGolf Tournament – Salem Days Four Man Scramble at Gladstan Golf Course, 1 Gladstan Drive, Payson. Check in by 12:30 p.m. and tee off at 1:00 p.m. Register at or at the Salem Recreation Office, 60 N. 100 E.rChildren’s Parade – The parade bgins at 6:15 p.m. at the Salem City office, 30 N. 100 E. and runs north on Main Street in front of the city library, then turns right on Center Street heading east to the ballpark.rConcert in the Park – Featuring Reflectioneers at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Ball Park, 60 N. 100 E.rFair in The Square – Craft and food booths from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Ball Park, 60 N. 100 E.

Saturday, August 11rFamily Fun Run – The 1 Mile Run beings at 7:00 a.m. and the 5k begins at 7:30 a.m. at Knoll Park, 150 W. 300 S. Awards for first 3 in each age division.rBreakfast in the Park – Free community breakfast at the Knoll Park Pavillion from 7 – 9 a.m.rGrand Parade – The Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Knoll Park and travels to Downtown Ball Park.rBBQ Beef Dinner – Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 151 W. 300 S. Benefitting SEMA, the cost is $10 per individual and $40 per immediate family.rFair in The Square – Small Town Carnival from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Ball Park, 60 N. 100 E. Craft and food booths, car show and performers in the park.rQuilt Show – Explore the American art of quilting. On display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street Church.rCar Show – From 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Salem Elementary, 140 W. 100 S.rLibrary Auction – Bidding begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp and will go until 8:00 p.m. at the Pageant Stage, Knoll Park, 59 S. Main Street.rSalem’s Greatest Show – Talent Competition at 8:00 p.m. at the Knoll Park Outdoor Stage, 59 S. Main Street.rFire Works – Fireworks will begin after the talent show at Knoll Park, 59 S. Main Street.


Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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