Young Living Fall Festival to feature LeAnn Rimes, jousting and greased pigs

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County star LeAnn Rimes will appear at the 2014 Young Living Fall Festival.

County star LeAnn Rimes will appear at the 2014 Young Living Fall Festival.

What could be better than a fall harvest festival at the world’s largest herb farm and distillery, complete with jousting, mutton busting and a greased pig competition?

How about a fall festival with all those things AND a Saturday evening performance by country crooner LeAnn Rimes?

The two-day fall harvest festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 12, at the Young Living Lavender Farms in Mona, Utah, with dinner from Pat’s Barbecue and line-dance instruction from Brigham Young University country dancers. Afterwards, attendees can show off their boot-scooting’ skills at a barn dance from 7 to 11 p.m.

“There is nothing like the Young Living Fall Festival in the valley,” said Robyn Valentine, global farms marketing and events manager for parent company Young Living Essential Oils. The festival provides an opportunity for the public to have fun while experiencing firsthand a 1,400-acre working farm, she said.

Saturday boasts a full day of farm festivities, including mutton busting, western shootouts and greased pigs. The celebration culminates with a 7 p.m. concert by country star LeAnn Rimes.

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Young Living Fall Festival

Where: Young Living Lavender Farms, 3700 N. Highway 91 , Mona, Utah

When: Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. LeAnn Rimes concert begins at 7 p.m.  Saturday.

Pricing: Pricing varies per event. LeAnn Rimes concert is $10 per person (3 and younger free). Click here to pre-register.

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Rimes is a Grammy Award-winning country star who rose to fame at age 13 with the release of “Blue.” In the past few years, she has seen her musical career overshadowed by her turbulent personal life (think a very messy divorce, Twitter fights and a VH1 reality TV show with current husband Eddie Cibrian).

On her website she writes that while you can search the Internet and read all about the sordid details, she doesn’t want people to marginalize her as just a name in glittering lights.

“I want people who listen to my music to see me, know me, recognize me, as a normal human being who can sing and write and, I hope, connect with me through my music in a deeper way than ever before,” Rimes writes.

She says her recent album “Spitfire” is a peek into her world. It’s “who I am, what I’ve gone through, what my emotions are. It’s an intimate conversation between myself and whomever’s listening,” she says.

It’s fair to say that many Utah residents will be doing just that Saturday night.

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Elyssa Andrus has worked as a journalist for 14 years, most recently as the lifestyle editor at the Daily Herald newspaper in Provo. She is a contributor to the KSL-TV show "Studio 5" and is co-author of the book "Happy Homemaking" (Cedar Fort, 2012) with Natalie Hollingshead. She lives with her husband and four young children in Utah Valley.

8 Comments

  1. Fluffy Reply

    It is so disappointing that Young Living Oils would hire an adulterer who wrecks families like Leann Rimes. I’ve been a customer of Young Living products for over 7 years. I purchased thousands of $$ of their products but no more.

    Leann Rimes has no morals. She taunts the mother of her step children constantly. She plays music that she wrote to her step children bashing their mother. She calls the paparazzi constantly to be photographed with young children at soccer games. She’ll sell out anything to get her name in the tabloids and Young Living is now paying her and associating themselves with her!!

    Shame on YOU Young Living oils!! You should pick someone who values families and morals.

  2. Capital K Reply

    I’m sure all the folks in Utah love home wreckers who promote healthful living products. I was going to buy in, but obviously Young Living doesn’t research who they hire to promote their wares! Leann Rimes is a known bully and wrote an album about home wrecking. Really bad marketing move!

  3. Denise Reply

    Everyone makes mistakes and everyone deserves forgiveness if they are truly sorry and try to make amends. Not only is LeAnn NOT sorry, she’s given whining, crying interviews about HER pain. Not the pain she caused her ex-husband or her new husband’s wife and the Mother of his children. She’s also said she is thrilled at how it turned out and how she wouldn’t change a thing because SHE is happy. Having her perform is an insult to your customers. I’m sure she was quite a bargain, as her career’s in the toilet, but she has a propensity for cancelling at the last minute and usually looks like she chose to forgo showering and shows up looking dishevelled and dirty. Very poor choice of performers to pick this D-lister who has no common decency.

  4. karkar Reply

    What a disappointment. Leann is nothing more then a bully. She taunts the mother of her step-children, engages with twitter bullies. Shame on you for hiring her.

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