5714 Holladay Blvd E, Salt Lake City
The main financial support of the monastery is the Annual Fair, which is normally held on the third Sunday in September (September 15, 2019) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We have many ethnic foods such as Mexican food, Italian food, and Asian Cuisine as well as burgers and hot dogs, and ice cream. In addition to the wonderful food, every hour there is entertainment such as Live Auction, Utah Basque Dancers, Utah Pipe Band, the OPA Greek Dancers, The Venezuelan dancers and the Chinese Lion Dance. You and your children will be very pleased with all of the activities we offer at the fair.
There are rides and games of all sorts for the children. There are handicraft items made by the Sisters and friends of the Community. Each year we have approximately 3000 patrons come to the fair and our volunteer work force reaches around 300 people of all ages. Part of the entertainment consists in one hour of Live Auction. The prizes are beautiful hand-made art works by the nuns and donations of gift certificates and items from businesses in the Salt Lake area and Park City areas. We have also hold a silent auction which goes on all day and is very popular.
The behind-the-scenes activity in getting ready for the fair requires many hours for a week before and a week afterwards for clean-up. All able-bodied persons are welcome to participate in this activity. The Set-up begins this year on Saturday, September 9th at 9am and everyday thereafter.
This year besides the beautiful automobile 2019 Kia Niro offered as our special Prize Giveaway, the Carmelite Fair proudly presents many interesting and popular items such as the Traeger Grill/BBQ smoker, an Apple iPad, portable ice chest on wheels, and many more unique items listed for Live and Silent Auctions.
Our Carmelite Fair has become a cultural event for the city of Holladay. Thanks to the generosity of many faithful friends and donors, a new addition to the Fair was established in 2010- the 5K Run or Walk “Run for the Nuns – Race for Grace.” So this is our tenth 5K Run/Walk “Run for the Nuns” – “Race for Grace.”
Besides the 5K Run/Walk, we would like to introduce you to all golf lovers: the Golf Tournament held on Sunday September 22nd. This is a chance for you, golfers, to show your support for the nuns by doing what you like. The tournament will be at the beautiful Homestead Resort with the Shotgun at 8:30 am. A Gourmet lunch and golf award ceremony will be followed. Please contact Joe Orifici at 801-414-8911 for more information.
On the Fair day, for your convenience, please use FREE parking and shuttle service Shuttle busing provided by Juan Diego High School. On this map the arrows showing the bus itinerary, every 30 minutes from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
For free shuttle shuttle bus, you may park your car free at the following 4 locations:
1. Shopping Center – on the N. E. corner at 6200 South Van Winkle and Highland Dr.
2. Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church after 12pm, 5335 South Highland Dr.
3. Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray Holladay Rd.
4. Holladay Village mall on Holladay Blvd., just south of the corner of Murray-Holladay Rd.
Notice on this small map the arrows showing the bus itinerary, every 30 minutes from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. At each of the 4 locations there will be balloons and a sign saying – Carmelite Fair Parking. Shuttle bus will bring you to the Carmelite Monastery gate, and later return you to your car. Last bus leaves Monastery at 5:30 pm.
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