Pioneer Festival
Pioneer Festival


Saturday, July 20th, 2024

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pioneer Festival: $10 per person

(ages 2 and under free)

Smokeout Taste Testing: $5 upgrade for 5 samples while supplies last

(All tickets will be sold at the door)

Countdown to Pioneer Day








Come and explore the Heritage of Cache Valley as we celebrate the bravery and tenacity of our pioneer ancestors. Join our living history interpreters and learn all about the history of Cache Valley ranging from the early settlers in 1820 to 1920 Farm Life!

Pioneer Festival

Amateur BBQ Competition

During this year’s Pioneer Days, we are partnering with the Cache Community Food Pantry, to host the 3rd Annual Amateur BBQ competition in Northern Utah. Whether you like to cook or just eat, this event is perfect for you!

If you are a backyard smoke master and think you have what it takes to bring home the “beef,” register online as a pit team. The public is also welcome to come, taste, and help judge the People’s Choice Award. Those wishing to taste and judge the People’s Choice BBQ will need to purchase the $5 for 5 samples upgrade while supplies last.

Winners for 2023 :

$2,000 – Overall Grand Champion: #853 – Slingin’ Meats

$1,400 – Overall Reserve Champion: #531 – Shenaningans BBQ

Traeger 780 Pro – People’s Choice Winner: #369 – Fat Kid Ink

Stand Alone Gozney Pizza Oven – VIP Winner: #139 – Insatiable Q


$1,000 – 1st Place: #853 – Slingin’ Meats

$500 – 2nd Place: #557 – Sin Bin BBQ

$150 – 3rd Place: #369 – Fat Kid Ink


$1,000 – 1st Place: #531 – Shenaningans BBQ

$500 – 2nd Place: #557 – Sin Bin BBQ

$150 – 3rd Place: #171 – Tuffy’s BBQ


$1,000 – 1st Place: #853 – Slingin’ Meats

$500 – 2nd Place: #531 – Shenaningans BBQ

$150 – 3rd Place: #689 – One Bite BBQ


$1,000 – 1st Place: #369 – Fat Kid Ink

$500 – 2nd Place: #853 – Slingin’ Meats

$150 – 3rd Place: #531 – Shenaningans BBQ

Pony Rides

Children 12 and under (weighing less than 100 pounds) can enjoy a pony ride.

Train Rides

Kids can enjoy a ride on our ¼ scale train.

Bison Tours

Take a wagon ride through our bison herd. Listen as our educated staff tells you all about these magnificent creatures. 

11:30am-1:30pm – $3 upgrade per guest

1917 Jensen Farm

Come celebrate 1917. See what life was like a century ago.

Pioneer Settlement

Learn how to make a knot doll, play pioneer games, and tour hand-made structures.

Mountain Man Traders Cabin

Visit the Mountain Man Traders Cabin. Throw a tomahawk, write with a quill pen, and learn where the “Cache” in Cache Valley comes from.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors