For the past 30 some odd years Big Water, Utah, has been celebrating Bird Day. For many years Bird Day was a Utah holiday and when it was shelved Big Water community kept it up. Bird Day started as a way to celebrate the seagulls eating the crickets that saved the crops of the Mormon Pioneers.
Bird Day is a fun filled, old fashioned, carnival day for the kids of all ages. There will be sack races, balloon tosses, 3-legged races, an art contest, a bake off, the ever popular treasure hunt and scavenger hunt, and of course, the EGG toss. Guessing the amount of eggs and candy in the baskets and voting on “Bird Awards” are two of the most popular activities. There are usually lots of folks entered in the arm wrestling and nail hammering contests as well.
If you are in town, pop down to Big Water School and join in the fun this Saturday.
Many thanks to the local folks who have worked for so many years to keep Bird Day something to look forward to each year in Big Water. Stay tuned for pictures!