‘A lamb in a pit is better than a pig on a spit’
FOUNTAIN GREEN—One thing people throughout Utah associate with Fountain Green is “Lamb Days,” with the traditional lamb dinner on a Friday evening and the assembly line of mutton sandwiches about midday on Saturday.
Or as one chairman put it,“A lamb in a pit is better than a pig on a spit any day.”
A couple of events in this year’s Lamb Days celebration have already happened or are underway. A musical review called ‘Hee Haw Hits Fountain Green,” was last Friday and Saturday, July 8-9, at the Fountain Green Community Theater.
The popular co-ed softball tournament began Tuesday. The championships will be Saturday at 6 p.m.
The rest of the celebration is Friday and Saturday of this week. All events Friday and Saturday are at the city park, except for the parade down State Street. A lamb show and sale begins Friday at 10 a.m. A car show will be held from Friday from 4-7:30 p.m. (sign up online). The lamb dinner for $10 a plate runs from Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the bowery. Meanwhile, a corn hole tournament is back for its second year. It also begins at Friday at 5.
Preparation of the lamb pit for cooking lamb for the sandwiches will begin Friday at 8 p.m., and a kid’s movie, “The Incredibles” by Disney, will be shown at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, come early for the fun run at 6:30 a.m. The race starts at the turnoff road from the S.R. 132 to the fish hatchery. Racers must find a ride to the starting line.
The flag ceremony is at 7:30 a.m. A chuck wagon breakfast will be held from 7-9 a.m. ($6 per plate), and the mammoth parade down State Street begins at 10 a.m.
There will be a program at noon at the bowery, with a youth talent show following.
Lamb sandwiches will go on sale at 1 p.m., and the popular mutton bustin’ should keep everybody chuckling as kids balance on wild-and-wooly sheep backsides at 3 p.m. Again, register online for this event, especially for riders ages 4-7 or who weigh less than 55 pounds.
Following the co-ed softball championships, which begin at 6 p.m. and should end toward dusk, sit back and relax until the fireworks show starts at 10 p.m.