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Learn about Rim Country history at the Western Heritage Festival beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 in Green Valley Park. There will be demonstrations and lots of activities. Above, Mitzi Paul demonstrated weaving on a loom at last year’s festival. You can also enjoy the best fiddle music in the state this weekend at the 39th annual Vertielee Floyd Memorial Fiddle Contest. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Amity’s Acres, just off South McLane Road (south of West Main Street), where the state’s best musicians will compete for a chance to go to the nationals in Idaho later in the fall.

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The Payson Farmers Market closes for the season after this Saturday, Sept. 26. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon with fresh-picked, local produce to stock up for winter.


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