Page numbers refer to the pages in Moab Happenings magazine. It can be downloaded or pick up a paper copy from many businesses in Moab, Salt Lake City or Grand Junction, Colorado.
Oct 1-8 Red Rock Arts Festival is a colorful, week-long gathering of artists and art lovers featuring workshops, community events, competitions, art for sale, and culminate with a street festival celebration. Brought to you by Moab Arts. 111 East 100 North, Moab. www.redrockartsfestival.com
Sep 30-Oct 6 Plein Air Competition - A five day long competition with prizes in two categories (Judges & People's Choice) info at redrockartsfestival.com
Oct 6 Arts & Ag Market- Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park. Peruse local artist's goods, buy fresh and locally grown vegetables from our beloved food producers, and say hello to your neighbors! Friendly reminder that dogs are not allowed at Swanny. 5-8pm/dusk info: 435-259-6272
Oct 7 Short Film Competition & Free Screening: "Wild Weird Wacky Westerns" Presented in parternship with Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission and Filmulate. 7pm. Star Hall (159 E Center St). redrockartsfestival.com
Oct 8 Chalk Drawing Competition- All ages & skill levels welcome! 10am-2pm Location: Outside Moab Arts (111 E 100 N) redrockartsfestival.com
Oct 8 Street Fest- Featuring live music, artisan vendors, a beer garden with drinks by 98 Center, plein air art on display and for sale, food trucks, & more!10am-8pm Location: Outside Moab Arts (111 E 100 N) redrockartsfestival.com
Oct 9 "Uncommon Time" Poetry Reading- 6-8pm. Back of Beyond Book Store (83 N Main)
Oct 3 Live Music: Blu Pig- Broken Arrow
Oct 4 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo
Oct 5 Weed 'n' Feed- Join us at Youth Garden Project every other Wednesday to help out with weeding in the garden, meet new people, and enjoy a garden-fresh meal prepared by volunteer chefs. 6-8pm, free and open to all ages!
Oct 5 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup. High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 5 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 6, 20 Arts & Ag Market- Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park. Peruse local artist's goods, buy fresh and locally grown vegetables from our beloved food producers, and say hello to your neighbors! Friendly reminder that dogs are not allowed at Swanny. 5-8pm/dusk info: 435-259-6272
Oct 6 Nightmare at Noon movie- following Arts & Ag Market in Swanny Park. 7:30pm bring low lawn chairs, blankets. No Dogs allowed. Presented by Moab Arts & Rural Utah Project.
Oct 6, 7 Dark Sky Ranger-led Program at Natural Bridges National Monument. Join a ranger on a tour of the night sky with this 45-minute constellation tour! Learn about the stars and the stories behind them as you experience night in this International Dark Sky Park. Please dress in layers and consider bringing a chair or blanket for your comfort. Programs are subject to weather conditions and staffing ability; feel free to call the visitor center (435-692-1234) ahead of your arrival to confirm the program. 8:00pm-9pm
Oct 6 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist, 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free show! Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South
Oct 6 Live Music: Blu Pig- Toni Sicola & The Blackhats
Oct 7 Friday Family Skate for all ages at the Sun Court next to Star Hall. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm
Oct 7 Live Music: Blu Pig- Christian Coleman
Oct 7-15 KZMU Radiothon- The staff and crew at KZMU community radio are gearing up for another Radiothon membership drive. In addition to all your favorite DJs bringing you themed shows and positive energy, we’re thrilled to bring several brand new DJs and their musical tastes to your ears. Check out our program schedule for the full line up of amazing music shows, independent journalism, and more. www.kzmu.org See pg 6-7B
Oct 8 Arches Marathon, Half Marathon and 15K- Arches is now a trail event. The new course features beautiful red rock formations, views of the snow covered La Sal Mountains and the awe inspiring Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. We have added a marathon division and we extended cutoffs. www.madmooseevents.com
Oct 8 Moab ArtWalk- View a variety of fine art and handmade crafts; enjoy refreshments and mingle with local and visiting artists. 5-8pm. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations! Moab Arts (111 E 100 N), Moonflower (39 E 100 N), Tom Till Gallery (61 N Main St), Gallery Moab (58 S Main St), Moab Bag Co (55 E 100 S), Moab Museum (118 E Center St) See pg 4A
Oct 8-9 Golf Tournament- Moab Senior Amateur , men/women. Info: email@example.com, 435-259-6488, Moab Golf Course
Oct 8 Magic Show with Rick Boretti, the Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh be mystified! 7pm. Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 8 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dustin Burley
Oct 8 Live at Red Cliffs: Unplugged Acoustic Concert- Three power house Rock Bands! Headliners Royal Bliss will be joined with special Guests Citizen Soldier as well as Matthew & the Midnight Miracle. Tickets $15 to $50. Info:secure.nationalactsvip.comSee ad pg 10A
Oct 9 Live Music: Blu Pig- Eddie Greene
Oct 10 Live Music: Blu Pig- Julia Rose Studios
Oct 11 5% Day for Humane Society of Moab Valley- Every second Tuesday of the Month, Moonflower donates 5% of the day’s sales to a local organization that aligns with our mission. This month, Moonflower’s 5% Day will be donated to the Humane Society. Join us in supporting this nonprofit by shopping the co-op! 8am - 8pm at Moonflower Co-op
Oct 11 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo
Oct 12 National Fossil Day -
See Geology Happenings on pg 5B
Oct 12 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup. High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 12 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 13 Moab Information Center Lecture Series- Archaeology in the La Sal Mountains- Visitors from around the world come to this region to see well-preserved archaeological sites. Early surveys on the Manti-La Sal National Forest identified numerous sites dating to the Basketmaker III- Pueblo I period, but the documentation style at the time was expedient. Join Donald Irwin / Allison Aakre as they detail the archaeology of the archaeology! With amazing volunteers and specialists assisting, they were able to find clarity through fieldwork. As a result, we have broadened our understanding of the origins of Ancestral Puebloan community on the Forest. 5:00 pm, Center and Main, sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) and Moab Museum.
Oct 13-16 Bluff Arts Festival- The festival includes storytelling, a curated artist market featuring Four Corners’ artists, a film festival featuring regional films, live music and hands-on workshops. All events are open to the public; most events are free. Info: bluffartsfestival.org
Oct 13 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist, 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free show! Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South
Oct 13 Live Music: Blu Pig- Matthew Marcus McDaniel
Oct 14 Friday Family Skate for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm
Oct 14-16 Scots on the Rocks - Moab Celtic Festival. Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, just as it's been done for centuries... with lots of great music, dancing, athletics and good fun, food, drink, and great friends. Enjoy musical performances all day long, massed bagpipe bands, unique Celtic merchants and eateries, Scottish clans, heritage and cultural booths, highland athletics and much more. At the Moab City ballpark. scotsontherocksmoab.org- see pg 5A
Oct 14 Live Music: Blu Pig- Morgan Thomas
Oct 15 Castle Valley Gourd Festival- Free Family fun with puppet show, parade, hand-on gourd decorating, gourd art vendors and Castle Valley arts and crafts. At Castle Valley town building. 11am-3pm. More information at 435-259-0537, see article pg 1A
Oct 15-16 Navajo-Churro Sheep Association- Sheep show open to the public Saturday 1-4pm behind Old Spanish Trail Arena
Oct 15 Magic Show with Rick Boretti, the Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh be mystified! 7pm. Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 15 Live Music: Blu Pig- Alan & Valerie Brown
Oct 16 Sunday Funday Skate for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 1-3pm
Oct 16 Gravity & Grace Workshop- Yoga Intuition and Healing. Special Yoga Event and Book-signing with Peter Sterios. A unique yoga movement experience with Peter Sterios, international yoga teacher and award-winning author. At its heart, this special program will enrich your current practice of yoga, no matter the style, and help you develop an intuitive, yoga-inspired guide for wellness using the subtle body elements of Gravity & Grace. 4-6pm. Sundari Yoga & Wellness Studio, 1105 S US-191 #3. Moab. www.sundariyogamoab.com see pg 17B
Oct 16 Live Music: Blu Pig- Eddie Greene
Oct 17 Cacao Class- Join Moonflower Co-op and transformative life coach Valerye Woodruff for a free class all about cacao! Learn about cacao’s nutritional and medicinal properties, history, different ways of working with cacao, and how to make cacao into a drink. Bring a mug, some water, and if you wish, a pen and paper. Free and open to the public! 6:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC)
Oct 17 Live Music: Blu Pig- Julia Rose Studios
Oct 18-21 CFI Field Seminar: Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears Archaeology - We will spend our days trekking into the desert to hidden archeological wonders and our evenings relaxing in the historic town of Bluff, Utah. This all-inclusive seminar provides transportation to and from sites, motel fees, home cooked meals, and professional archeologists to lead us to sites and provide interpretation. Details: www.cfimoab.org/adult seminars; firstname.lastname@example.org; 435-259-7750.
Oct 18 Avoid the flu this year! Moab Regional Hospital is offering walk-in flu shot clinic from 10am-5pm at our Family Medicine Clinic. Questions? 435-719-5500. No Appointment Needed!
Oct 18 Live Music: Blu Pig- Matt Miller
Oct 19-23 7th Annual Festival of Science in Moab- The festival features a variety of fantastic and free events showcasing the wonders and value of science, with a focus on science occurring on the Colorado Plateau. The goal of the event is to connect and inspire citizens and visitors of southeastern Utah with the joy of science, the societal importance of our regional research, and the thrill of scientific discovery. The Festival kicks off during the week with events and activities happening all through the weekend. For more info visit moab-scifest.org See pg 20A
Oct 19 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup. High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 19 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 20 Arts & Ag Market Moab- Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park. Peruse local artist's goods, buy fresh and locally grown vegetables from our beloved food producers, and say hello to your neighbors! Friendly reminder that dogs are not allowed at Swanny. 5-8pm/dusk info: 435-259-6272
Oct 20 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist, 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free show! Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 20 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo
Oct 21 Water in the West—Weather, Earth, & People- Join us for a free night of presentations, an exciting panel discussion, and a Q&A of pressing water issues in the Four Corners region. 6-7:30pm at Star Hall, 159 E Center St. Presented alongside Moab's Festival of Science and the Center for Colorado River Studies. See pg 20A
Oct 21 Friday Family Skate for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm
Oct 21-22 Live Music: Blu Pig- Crossroads
Oct 22-23 Red Canyon Powwow- Tribes from all over the United States & Canada will converge to celebrate the Powwow ceremony. Dancing, Drumming & Singing contests will be held as well as a Grand Entrance each day, with all participants in full regalia. Grand entries are Saturday at 12pm and 6pm and Sunday at 12pm. This is a contest Powwow for all dancers and singers. Food, sunshine, laughter–this cultural event is not to be missed! 10am-6pm Old Spanish Trail Arena soccer field, 3641 S Hwy 191. See pg 9A
Oct 22 The USU Bringing War Home Project- Through a national endowment for the Humanities Dialogues on the Experience of War grant led by two Utah State University faculty—Susan Grayzel from history and Molly Cannon from anthropology—the Bringing War Home Project is working in partnership with Utah Public Radio to document the objects and memories associated with America’s modern wars. At the Utah State University Moab campus. 10 am – 2 pm and is free and open to the public. See pg 19A
Oct 22 Gatlin Brothers Live Concert - Grand Junction, Colorado. See article pg 10A
Oct 22 Magic Show with Rick Boretti, the Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh be mystified! 7pm. Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 23 Live Music: Blu Pig- Christian Coleman
Oct 24 What's it all about? Movie Night-Featuring The Case for A Creator which is about an atheist legal journalist's critical investigation of the evidence for God and where it led him. A unique perspective on a controversial matter of vital importance. There will be no preaching or church pressure and no passing the plate. Absolutely free. 6:30 pm. at the Moab Community Church, 544 N. Mi Vida Drive, Moab
Oct 24 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jon O
Oct 25 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo
Oct 26 Adult Skate Night 18+ at the Old Spanish Trail Arena from 7-10 pm. with DJ Goldenbeets, $15 with skate rental, $10 bring your own or off skate entry.
Oct 26 Make Your Own Essential Oil Roll-Ons! Free class! Essential oils hold a prominent place in traditional and folk medicine around the world. But modern medicine supports many of the ancient claims made about them, including: reducing stress/anxiety, aiding sleep, and improving a variety of health ailments. Roll-ons are a safe, convenient way to use these potent oils for their aromatherapeutic benefits. There will be a few different oil “recipes” to choose from depending on what suits you best, and you will go home with your own roll-on! 7pm at Moonflower Co-op. RSVP not required, but helpful: bit.ly/rollonclass.
Oct 26 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 27 Moab Information Center Lecture Series- Southeast Utah Group of National Parks and Monuments Community Artist in the Parks. The national parks surrounding Moab are limitless sources of inspiration. Come hear how 2022 Community Artist in the Parks Sam Metzer captured these landscapes in her unique works of art. Sam is an artist and photographer specializing in historic and alternative photographic printing processes, such as cyanotypes. Creating hand-made photographs inspires her -- especially the fact that no two will ever be exactly the same. Since 2009, the Community Artist in the Parks program has highlighted the connection between local artists and the landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Participating artists are residents of Grand, San Juan, or Montezuma counties who spend seven months creating art and talking with park visitors about their inspiration. 5:00 pm, Center and Main, sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) and Moab Museum.
Oct 27-29 Jeep Jamboree - Experience iconic trails like “Hell’s Revenge” and “Poison Spider” and enjoy some of the greatest scenery our country has to offer. While you’re here be sure to take in the spectacular terrain of neighboring Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. jeepjamboreeusa.com/trip/24th-moab-2022/
Oct 28 Free Locals Spooky Skate! for all ages at the Sun Court next to Star Hall. 6-8pm
Oct 28-29 Community Rebuilds 2nd Annual Haunted House- Featuring three houses transformed into a carnival of terror. Come by to win a costume contest, enjoy a caramel apple and indulge all the terrors we have to offer. 4-9pm. 150 S 200 E. Admission is $15 for ages 12+ and 5$ for youth under 12. More information at www.communityrebuilds.org/hauntedhouse or
email@example.com or call our office at 435-260-0501
Oct 27 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bob Greenspan & Mama T
Oct 28-29 Barrels for Bucks - Barrel Racing, Old Spanish Trail Arena
Oct 28-29 Live Music: Blu Pig- James Howard Band
Oct 29 Service Saturday at Arches - Show your love for Arches National Park by helping clean up litter or pull weeds at a popular parking lot or trailhead! All equipment will be provided and all ages and abilities welcome. Location and other details will be determined one week from the date of event. Each participant will receive a special thank-you item for volunteering time to care for the national park. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sofia Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-719-2214.
Oct 30 Day of the Dead Festival- Free admission, Kids activities, Live Mariachi music, Food, Cultural Exhibit. 1-5pm, Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N 100 W
Oct 30-31 Madness in Moab - Multiple races start and finish at the Behind the Rocks Trail, info at www.madmooseevents.com
Oct 30 Moab Giants Jurassic Fright- Costume Contest, Face Painting, Soup Specials with Fry Bread, S'mores and Hot Cocoa, Megalodon Shark AttackMoab Giants Park is open until 7pm. www.moabgiants.com. See ad pg 4B
Oct 30 Live Music: Blu Pig- Nate Hancock
Oct 31 HALLOWEEN
Oct 31 Trunk or Treat- 4-7pm. Old Spanish Trail Arena, Ballfield Road
Nov 1 Moab Folk Camp Instructor Concert- FREE 7 pm at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) See pg 17A
Nov 4 Live at Red Cliffs: Andy McKee Concert- Guitarist / Vocalist for some world class music! FREE, liveatredcliffs.com
Nov 4-6 Moab Folk Festival- Set in the stunning red rock canyon country of southeastern Utah, this intimate festival presents an outstanding lineup of singer-songwriters, Americana, roots, and bluegrass music. The Festival will take place at our outdoor venue, the Moab City Ballpark and indoors at Star Hall. see pg 17A
Nov 4-5 Outlaw Days in Green River- Cowboy Action Shooting, milk jug shoot, horseshoe tournament, cowboy poetry, country music concert and more. Contact Green River City Events Coordinator: 435-820-0592 or email@example.com
Nov 4-6 Moab Craggin' Classic - powered by CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, is the grassroots desert climbers fest! We'll be re-uniting a celebration of all things climbing. Rally to the desert with the AAC and your fellow climbers to learn new skills, meet new climbing partners, give back to our local crags, and celebrate our awesome climbing community.
Info: americanalpineclub.org/moab-craggin-classic, see pg 15B
Nov 5-6 Golf Tournament- MGC Charity Classic Scramble, men/women/mixed. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-259-6488, Moab Golf Course
Nov 5-6 Moab Trail Marathon - Full and half trail marathons plus 5K and kids K . Start and finish in Kane Creek Canyon. 2022 USATF Trail Marathon National Championship. Info: www.moabtrailmarathon.com
Nov 11-12 Fallen Peace Officer Ceremony- Old Spanish Trail Arena pavilion
Nov 12 Cowboy Christmas- This is a new event that will be put on by Desi Culvert (D's Adventures) It will be horse games/rodeo style with local merchandise vendors with the theme of selling items for Christmas presents. Old Spanish Trail Arena
Nov 12 Golf Tournament- St Jude Charity Scramble, men/women/mixed. Info: 435-259-6488, email@example.com, Moab Golf Course
Nov 12 Moab ArtWalk- View a variety of fine art and handmade crafts; enjoy refreshments and mingle with local and visiting artists. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations!
Nov 19 Monument Valley Veterans Marathon and Half Marathon- The route includes several miles in the backcountry of the Valley through some dramatic, rarely seen landscapes. This is a challenging marathon mostly on dirt and jeep roads and is one of the most scenic routes in the country. 928-429-0345 or runsignup.com/Race/UT/MonumentValley/MonumentValleyMarathon
Nov 19 Golf Tournament- Toys Fore Kids, men/women/mixed. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-259-6488, Moab Golf Course
Nov 19 Mad Moose Dead Horse Ultra - 50 mile, 50k,and 30k. Dead Horse features the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges. Info at madmooseevents.com
Nov 24 THANKSGIVING
Sundays All Levels Yoga - 9-10:15am Moving Inside!
Yoga in the Park will continue through the autumn and winter. Join alternating teachers at Sundari Yoga & Wellness Studio for a All Levels Yoga Class. Drop-in rate $15-20/ask for specific teacher rates. www.sundariyogamoab.com/classes 1105 S US-191 #3
Moab Community Yoga
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) in the dance room. 111 E 100 N
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-9:30am
at Old Spanish Trail Arena
Free Community Lunch
Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Church (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab). Free lunches for all who come by. Homemade soups (always several choices) or sandwiches, bread (chips with sandwiches), dessert, coffee and water. Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information.
Free Community Food Pantry
Fridays from 4-6pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Church (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab) No ID, no name, no address, no personal information needed. We always have canned goods, bagged goods, meat. We often have bread, fresh produce, milk, cheese, fruit juice, eggs. Also personal toiletries, cleaning supplies, diapers, dog food. Feel free to pick up for someone who can't get out, or someone who is working. Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information.
Moab Valley Multicultural Center
Clients may access the Food Pantry once every two weeks. Schedule:
Mon Wed Thu: 9am-12pm, 1-5pm
Tue: 9am-12pm, 2:30-5pm
LUNCH at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 W.
Noon on Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri
under 60: $6.00 over 60: $2.50 suggested donation
Arts & Ag Market
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5-8pm/dusk thru October. Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park.
Monticello Farmers Market
Thursdays 5-8pm through Oct 13
Monticello Rotary/Pioneer Park
Fruita Farmers Market - Featuring local agriculture,
food, and handcraft vendors. Every Saturday morning through Oct 29
from 8:30-12pm in Reed Park, 250 S Elm St. in Fruita, Colorado. info: email@example.com
Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday Mornings 7:30 am-11:30am
Montezuma County Courthouse parking lot,
109 W Main St. Cortez, Colorado
Page numbers refer to the pages in Moab Happenings magazine. It can be downloaded or pick up a paper copy from many businesses in Moab, Salt Lake City or Grand Junction, Colorado.