Have you been to Heber Valley for Labor Day weekend? This is a great time to explore our alpine town. The beloved Swiss Days Festival takes place each year in Midway, Utah, and brings together over 100 one-of-a-kind craft booths, indulgent and unique foods, all sorts of live entertainment, and a fun buzz about Midway Main Street. Several local retail boutique stores set up booths along Midway Main Street to extend the shopping experience of Swiss Days. Of course, for those looking to get away from the crowds and find some respite, the Heber Valley offers unbelievable access to some of northern Utah’s best trails, camping, and open lands along the Wasatch Back, Uinta Mountains, and far beyond. It’s time to getaway. It’s time to go to Heber Valley!
Midway Swiss Days takes place on Friday and Saturday over Labor Day weekend every year and draws tens of thousands of visitors and vendors from all parts of the country to mix, mingle, and enjoy the wares, food, and activities. With two fun-filled days, be sure to bring some comfortable shoes so you can explore all the booths and food vendors. For a truly enjoyable experience, check out our Swiss Days “how to guide” and make your plans to explore all this festival has to offer. Learn more about the history of Swiss Days.
The Soldier Hollow Classic has been canceled this year due to construction work happening at the Soldier Hollow venue. The event organizers have announced the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship will return in May 2024, and the Memorial Day weekend will be the new dates for this spectacular event going forward.
Featuring the world’s top sheepdogs and handlers, the Sheepdog Championship is recognized as being one of the sport’s toughest competitions. Learn more and plan to attend in May 2024.
Get Out & Explore More
A visit to the picturesque Heber Valley isn’t complete without some outdoor exploration and adventure. Here are a few suggestions:
- Golf: With 90 holes of golf at 5 renowned public courses
- Hiking & Biking: Over 400 miles of trails throughout the Wasatch & Uinta ranges
- Lake Recreation: 3 expansive and scenic reservoirs and over 15 miles of fly fishing in Blue-Ribbon streams
- Horseback Riding: Great for the whole family!
- Zipline: Soar above it all on the world’s longest continuous zip line course and longest over an open body of water
Make A Weekend Out of It
Consider staying local and beating the crowd. Come in Thursday night, hit the ground early Friday morning, take the afternoon to lounge and enjoy the surrounding area, overnight in Heber Valley, and be ready for day two on Saturday morning. With close proximity to the Salt Lake, Provo and Orem, and Park City areas, getting here is easy and staying overnight means you'll be able to maximize your time and experience at Swiss Days and beyond this Labor Day weekend. Check out our local hotel and lodging options now before they book up!