Midway’s Swiss Days festival offers shopping, entertainment

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Midway Swiss Days royalty stand together during the Swiss Days festival. Midway's Swiss Days takes place Sept. 4 and 5. (Twitter)
Midway Swiss Days royalty stand together during the Swiss Days festival. Midway’s Swiss Days takes place Sept. 4 and 5. (Twitter)

On Sept. 4 and 5, Midway, Utah will host Swiss Days, their famous celebration of Swiss culture.

Festivities include Swiss cuisine, traditional music and dancing, the Swiss Miss crowning and a parade. A 10K race is scheduled to take place on Saturday morning. The events will be held in Town Square. Entry and parking are free.

Swiss Days first occurred in the 1940s. It was then known as “Harvest Days” because the townspeople would celebrate their annual harvest. Midway’s Swiss roots trace back to LDS Church members immigrating from Switzerland, and then settling in Midway. Agriculture used to be the city’s primary industry, but now recreation is a main economic contributor as well.

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