The farmers market at Thanksgiving Point offers shoppers a Friday option for buying local produce, baked goods, craft items and more. The market kicked off last Friday, Aug. 3, and will continue on Fridays from 4-8 p.m., rain or shine, through Sept. 28. The market includes more than 30 vendors selling veggies, fruits, baked goods, bath products and other handmade creations. Returning favorites include Chavez Farm, Tagge's Famous Fruit, Walkers Wood and Such, and Nana's Love Bakery. New this year are live musical performances and carnival-type games for children.
Thanksgiving Point is also bringing back its popular "Two-Buck Tuesdays" promotion, offering $2 admission every Tuesday in August to some of its most popular venues: Museum of Ancient Life (Dinosaur Museum), Farm Country, Children's Discovery Garden and Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Guests of any age pay only $2 and children under two receive free admission.
Two-Buck Tuesday deals extend to Harvest Restaurant, which will $2 kids' meals during lunch and an buy one get one for $2 entrees during dinner Tuesdays. The Tower Deli will offer $2 cheesecake, and the Emporium will offer a half pound of fudge for $2. Cooking classes are $2 registration to any cooking class with the purchase of two classes at full-price throughout the month of August.
Thanksgiving Point is a huge recreation area near the Point of the Mountain that includes spectacular themed gardens, a farm and agriculture center, movie theaters, an IMAX, shops, restaurants, a golf course, party and reception facilities, and the world's largest indoor dinosaur museum. There's so much to see and do at Thanksgiving Point that it's difficult to describe, but Thanksgiving Point definitely offers an escape from the everyday.
Thanksgiving Point is located about halfway between Salt Lake City and Provo just off Interstate 15 at the Point of the Mountain. For detailed driving instructions from your location, call 801-768-2300.
Photo by Marsha Maxwell