Barn dance kicks off new ‘St. George Round-Up Days’ celebration

Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm, St. George, Utah, circa 2015 | Photo courtesy of Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm Facebook page, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A barn dance and barbecue at Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm Wednesday will be the first event in a new family festival celebrating the Dixie Roundup.

“St. George Round-Up Days” is set to fill Vernon Worthen Park in St. George, Friday and Saturday.  The event will offer a full slate of activities designed to complement the rodeo. Bull riding, pie eating and a three-legged race are just some of the events scheduled.

Barn dance kick-off

American Legion Lester Keate Post 90 will get the party started Wednesday by offering a chance for Roundup fans to kick up their heels at a free barn dance. Local band “Rock N Horse Band” will provide the music for a night of country dancing that begins at 8 p.m. at Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm, 2450 S. 3000 East in St. George.

A barbecue of burgers, hot dogs and delicious beans will be served, starting at 6 p.m.  If your two-step is rusty, dance lessons will be given from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to make sure everyone can enjoy the fun. Dancers are encouraged to arrive in Western wear, but it’s not required.

“This will be our very first barn dance and it’s in conjunction with our Round-Up Days so we’re actually making history,” said Pam Palermo, veteran and Post 90 Auxiliary president.

The dance is open to everyone at no charge. A donation of $5 for the barbecue dinner is requested.

“They just need to come and let go and have fun,” Palermo said. “It’s going to be a blast.”

The event will raise money for local veterans and their families.

“It’s what the American Legion does,” Palermo said. “The American Legion are veterans taking care of veterans. We’re there to help them in any way we can.”

Palermo was inspired to start the barn dance tradition this year to give the public a chance to experience the venue.

“Seegmiller Farms is absolutely beautiful,” Palermo said. “It’s brand new and what a way to get people out to see Seegmiller Farms and what the city has done with that park.”

Event details

  • What: “Round-Up Days Barn Dance and Barbecue
  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm, 2450 S. 3000 East, St. George
  • Cost: $5 donation requested for barbecue dinner
  • More information: American Legion Lester Keate Post 90 website | Telephone 435-628-3287
  • What: “St. George Round-Up Days
  • When: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 18-19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 East, St. George
  • More information: Round-Up Days website

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3 Comments

  • Billy Madison September 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    No No No, if you are gonna have a dance, don’t post it here. Most Cops can read! They will shut you down in a heartbeat. They will show up with guns, mace, and those shocker things and SHUT YOU DOWN. Re-post this and say the dance has been canceled and maybe you can still have it. Good Luck

  • munchie September 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Sounds like a rave to me. Probably have alcohol, drugs, and sex happening in the dark corners and lofts of the barn. That’s what happens when you allow dancing

  • Dexter September 15, 2015 at 12:22 am

    What’s this.? dancers running around in a barn.! Well you can expect SGPD and SWAT to raid this act of freedom.

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