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September Events in Moab

Sep 30-Oct 2 Outerbike Fall, bicycle manufacturers expo. test rider your favorite new bike. registration includes, shuttles, prizes, movies and entrance to parties. for more info. see description on p. 2B

October Events

Oct 1 Moab Century Tour- route options are 40, 60, or 100 mile lengths. All rides have support & the post-ride party is fun with live music, good food, beer & cycling icons. Sign up via

Oct 1 Moab Pride Visibility March & Festival- the public is welcome to celebrate diversity starting at Noon (lineup at 11:30am) with a Visibility March starting at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Festival begins after the march with food, music & fun at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (156 N 100 W). Please see our website for daily adventures, excursions & fun! For info: or call 435-214-4135.

Oct 1 Breckyn James & Parriott Family Fundraiser- 11am-4pm at Old City Park.Games & contests for everyone organized by the Bureau of Renegades Moab. Lunch provided, suggested donation $5. Corn Hole Competition at 11:30am ($25 per team) followed by Adult Arm Wrestling ($10 pp). Call 435-220-0103 for information and to pre-register for adult contests.

Oct 1 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Oct 1 After Party: An Amateur Drag Night- 9pm, Club Rio (2 S 100 W). Come celebrate queer visibility at Moab's first ever amateur drag night! Performances by Grrls 2 Men & so much MORE. Music by dwbFUNK & Mike Balance. $15 at the door, $5 discount if you challenge the gender binary! Facebook:

Oct 1 Goblin Valley State Park- invites you to join the celebration for the park's designation as an International Dark Sky Park. The event starts with dinner at 5:30pm, Ceremony at 6pm, see the goblins at sunset 6:30-7:30pm & ending with the telescope program from 7:30-9pm. For info: 435-275-4584 or email

Oct 1 Night Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument- bring a small flashlight with red covering, blanket, & sense of wonder. Times vary so call 970-562-4282 ext 10.

October 1–4 Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History – Explore the beauty, geology, rock art, wildlife, trapper tales, & current issues facing the Cisco desert, side canyons & “on top” with historian John Weisheit, CFI Co-Founder Karla VanderZanden & agency archaeologist. Truck support camping, ranch visits, walks. For info: 435-259-7750 or go online at

Oct 1-8 Plein Air Moab- headquartered out of the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E 100 North. Check out the schedule & swing by to purchase some great works of landscape & architectural art from around Moab. See the schedule of events on

Oct 2-8 Hiking & Archaeology Adventure on Lake Powell- for more information or to register:
Oct 3 Level 2 Yoga: Mondays- 10-11:15am, at Moab Yoga, 37 E. Center St. For those with a yoga background seeking something new - Check out these playful, powerful sequences & watch yourself do things you never thought possible! More info at

Oct 4 Yoga for Beginners- 8:30-9:45am, at Moab Yoga, 37 E. Center St. This is a slower paced class for those wanting to explore yoga for the first time or review foundational poses. Special rate of $30 if you sign up for all 4 classes or just drop in anytime! More info at

Oct 4 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Oct 4 2nd Annual Singspiration- 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm, Star Hall (159 E. Center Street). Pastor Don Falk & members of the First Baptist Church invite you to join us for a night of joy & celebration; a time of caring & sharing; a time for the people of all faiths to unite as one through song in worship to God. The night will be led by worship leader Mark Humble & cost is Free! Seats are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

Oct 6-8 Plein Air Art Sale- 4-9pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 South.

October 6–9 Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Archaeology – With archaeologist, Winston Hurst & anthropologist Rebecca Martin, learn about the Comb Ridge Project’s five year study findings. Explore lesser-known locations from our comfortable base at Recapture Lodge in Bluff. Enjoy daily van tours & short walks exploring prehistoric & historic sites, rock art, & geological features. For info: 435-259-7750 or go online at

Oct 7-9 Rock, Gem & Mineral Show 56th Annual- at Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Hwy 191, Moab. Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am -4pm. Vendors, Photo Display, Spin Table. Field Trips Sat & Sun 9am (please sign up the previous day). Free Admission. For info: Jerry Hansen 435.259.3393.

Oct 8 Art Walk - Enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October & November, from 6-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see & appreciate many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. For info visit or call 435-259-6272.

Oct 8 Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels- Grand County High School , 608 S. 400 East at 7pm, advance tickets are recommended. $10 at Canyon Voyages, Back of Beyond Bookstore, Poison Spider Bike Shop or Pagan Mountaineering in Moab. Tickets at the door will be $15. Sponsored by Utah Avalanche Center.

Oct 8 The Newspaper Rock 10K Fun Run- the race will start at 9am at the Newspaper Rock parking lot. Registration is $40 & online. Contact Jenna Whetzel at with any questions.

Oct 8 Artist Reception at Gallery Moab The gallery will host a reception for Guest Artist Helen Becker from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Her paintings will be on display through the month of August. New gallery ceramic artist Barb Gregoire will also be featured. Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main Street. For more information call 435/355-0024.

Oct 9 Ride of the Ancients

Oct 11 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

October 13 –15 Range Creek Archeology Seminar – Discover Fremont culture in this vehicle tour & truck supported camping seminar in Range Creek. Limited public access allowed by University of Utah researchers. Join archeologist Dr. Kevin Jones & guest experts on short walks, see rock art, “impossible” granaries, pit houses, historic sites, and wildlife in this rugged, remote area. For info: 435-259-7750 or go online at

Oct 14-16 Barrels 4 Bucks- free to sit in the audience to watch horses & riders compete. For info:

Oct 14-16 Bluff Arts Festival- for information, & to register for workshops, visit

Oct 15 Castle Valley Gourd Festival- 10am-3pm, Go early to catch the parade. Bring a dish to pass, if you plan to stay for lunch. Lots of gourd art for sale & some activities for the children. For info: 435-259-0537 or

Oct 15 Moab Epic Mountain Bike Race- 20 or 50 mile course, where by competitors attain as many check points as possible in an allotted time person. for registration.

Oct 17-18 Art Studio Tour -come enjoy art & the fall colors at Pack Creek Ranch from 2-5pm both days! Local landscape artist Carolyn Dailey will have framed and unframed plein air oil paintings of the local Moab at sale prices. Her studio located at 560 Pack Creek Road .5 miles past Pack Creek Ranch on the right hand side. Call 435-259-4244 for further information.

Oct 18 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Oct 21 Fry Street Quartet- Star Hall, 159 E Center Street, 7pm. The Moab Music Festival hosts this event to raise funds for the local school music programs. Donations are accepted. For info:

Oct 22 The Lens of History: Documenting Impacts to Archaeological Sites on Cedar Mesa- Edge of the Cedars State Park Lecture Series, Blanding.

Oct 22 Contra Dance with the Community Dance Band- Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, at 8pm. No experience or partner necessary. Plan on a $7 donation to benefit the Grand County School music programs.

Oct 23 The Other Half Half Marathon- takes you on a scenic run from Dewey Bridge on Hwy. 128 all the way to Sorrel River Ranch. Race swag includes a unique finisher medal, tech shirt, reusable bag, finish line refreshments & a beer garden. For info:

Oct 25 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Oct 27-30 Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival- start planning for the best bike festival weekend of the year! Bike Riding, Enduro Racing, Jump Jamming, Partying, & Bike Movie Watching! We will also have another amazing Women’s Skills Camp & Co-Ed Enduro Specific Camp with Moab Mountain Bike Instruction, sign up early to make sure you get a spot! For info:

Oct 28-30 Barrels 4 Bucks- free to sit in the audience to watch horses & riders compete. For info:

Oct 30 Moab Valley Multicultural Center's Day of the Dead Celebration- this one-day event & fundraiser, transforms the MVMC’s yard into a colorful & traditionally decorated cemetery to honor our deceased loved ones. There will be delicious authentic food, kids activities, face painting, cultural information, music, & dancing! For info:

Oct 30-Nov 4 Moab Folk Camp- kicks off the Moab Folk Festival with classes in voice, instruments, painting, photography, & song writing. For info:

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