This weekend, celebrate all things summer at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm (2350 S. Bodenburg Loop) as two days of activities take place to keep the entire family entertained.
The festival, previously known as the Strawberry Festival, is a chance for the farm to celebrate summer with the community that supports it. It takes place on Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, from noon to 6 p.m.
Throughout both days, there will be agriculture-themed rides and games, including mini golf, a jump pad, a crazy rooster scavenger hunt, hayrides, tractors and a hay maze. There will be a limited number of tickets sold for the event to promote a safe environment.
Runners will also want to check out the festival for a couple of great events. On Friday at 7 p.m., the Farm Fun Run begins and is perfect for those who want to explore the farm and get some exercise. With great views of Pioneer Peak, the 5-K course winds its way throughout the farm and is perfect for families and kids. On Saturday at 8 a.m., the Butteathlon takes place, which is geared at more advanced runners. There is nothing traditional about this triathlon as it includes a run/climb/bike in one of the most scenic areas of the valley. Run from Pyrah's to the Butte for an exciting climb with astounding views at the top. Climbing begins on one side with a groomed stair-stepped trail to the top and descends the other boasting a more rugged terrain. Run back to the farm where the bike portion of the race begins with not one, but two turns around Bodenburg Loop for a finish at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm. Stair split times are recorded, with prizes given for "King of the Butte" and "Queen of the Butte." For those who aren't into biking, you can compete in just the run and climb portions as part of the "Run the Butte Challenge."
Tickets are available online - you can find a link and more information at the event's Facebook page.