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Annual Heritage Festival Brings Community Together

Sep 09, 2015 11:30AM ● By Bryan Scott

Old Car

By Aimee L. Cook

The eighth annual Heritage Festival in historic Sandy will take place on September 13, 2015 at the old historic Main Street Park, 90 East. 8720 South, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free block party is a fun way to celebrate historical Sandy and bring the older and younger members of the community together in celebration of the area.

“We wanted a way for the community to get to know their neighbors, while also preserving the feeling in historical Sandy and the way the residents feel and take pride in their homes,” Kristy Pace, Sandy City events coordinator, said. 

Bus tours of historical homes in the area will be running throughout the festival. It’s a great way to see several of the historical homes that were built in the 1800s that are still occupied today. 

The Sandy Historical Society and the community development department are responsible for certifying whether a home qualifies as historical. In order for a home to qualify, only necessary repairs and updates to the interior home can be completed. Much of the exterior has to be preserved as it was. 

One of the other main attractions of the Heritage Festival is the vintage car show. Last year, 10 vintage cars lined the street, along with an old-time Sandy City fire engine.  

Guests can feast on free hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, beans and cookies, but try and save room for the pie-eating contest. Kids will have fun on inflatables and old-fashioned pioneer games like stilt walking, while parents enj