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A Look Back at 2023
Friday Jan 5 2024
As our first week of the new year concludes, we’d like to reflect on all of the magic 2023 had to offer. What a gift it is to be a part of your life events, learning, traditions, holiday celebrations, and everyday fun! Thank you for the many beautiful memories we’ve ...

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Witch Displays and Free Scavenger Hunt Fun
Wednesday Oct 11 2023
Over the Witch Bridge and through the woods… the gregarious green-faced gals have officially arrived. By air and by sea, they've come in and set up shop at Gardner Village for another WitchFest season.   This is an annual celebration, but that doesn’t mean it’s the same-ol’ same-ol’. These ladies love mixing things ...

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A Look Inside the Woodland Fairy Festival 2023, pt. 2
Wednesday Jun 21 2023
Welcome back to part two of our Gardner Village Woodland Fairy Festival coverage. Last time, we shared a look at the fairy parades happening every Saturday at noon, now through July 1, 2023. Today, we’ll check out Monday-Saturday fun to be had as you get into the full wing of things!   Woodland Fairy ...

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A Look Inside the Woodland Fairy Festival 2023, pt. 1
Wednesday Jun 7 2023
Have you heard? The Woodland Fairy Festival is in full sWING at Gardner Village, now through July 1, 2023! Don’t tell the Gardner Village Witches, but this festival is quickly becoming another fan favorite around here. Longtime WitchFest attendees, Angel and Jen, seen above with Angel's daughter, Jen, came out to the Woodland ...

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One for the (Spell) Books
Wednesday Oct 26 2022
This week, we can’t help but feel a little witch woe. You see, in just a few short days, our green guests will take flight for another season. Fortunately, they leave us with another year of magical memories and sweet treats to hold us over until we meet again. Thanks to all ...

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Let the Witch Scavenger Hunt Begin
Wednesday Sep 28 2022
If you've been to Gardner Village lately, you know things have gotten a little... batty!    Why? Because our green queens of Halloween have landed.   Their crates are unpacked.    They've made themselves right at home.   Now's your chance to experience this free fall family fun and go on a witch hunt! Simply follow along by ...

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Let's Hear it For the Gardner Village Witches
Tuesday Sep 20 2022
Happy Witch-o-Ween! WitchFest is officially in full swing, Sept. 17 – Oct. 31, 2022.   Of course, this highly anticipated Utah tradition would never have taken flight the way it did without our Gardner Village witches.They put the motion in this happy potion and bring so much energy and excitement to the celebration!    Just ...

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More Magic to Discover at the 2022 Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 25 2022
The fairies aren’t the only ones to put on a show this time of year at Gardner Village. Our locally-owned shops come dressed to the nines in fairy fanciness!     It’s a beautiful time to take in the sites and even get ideas to apply at home. Plus, you never know who ...

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Top 10 Must See, Completely FREE Fairy Fest Activities
Wednesday May 18 2022
Ladies and gentleman, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to GVA — Gardner Village Air. Put your tray tables in the upright and locked position. We’re about to takeoff and… Hold the phone! This flight isn’t of the tray-tabled variety, and there shall be no “fasten seatbelt” lights. This flight ...

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Where to Eat During WitchFest 2021
Wednesday Oct 13 2021
With all there is to see and do at WitchFest, you’re going to be a well-fed witch. Let’s talk dining details!   FIRST, A FEW FOOD FACTS TO REMEMBER 1. No outside food is permitted on property during WitchFest. 2. Food and drink are never allowed in stores. 3. The Village offers several food options, from grab-and-go ...

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Small Businesses Bring BIG Magic to WitchFest
Wednesday Oct 6 2021
Looking for some brilliant Halloween decorating ideas? We’ve got you covered! How about some happy window shopping? Yup, we’ve got that too. Hop aboard our broomstick for a flight of fancy that’s as inspiring as it is FUN!   This time of year, much of our focus is on the enchantment of ...

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Our Woodland Fairies Are in Full sWing
Wednesday May 26 2021
Last week, we introduced you to our 2021 Woodland Fairies. Have you had a chance to visit? Did you see them? Seeing is believing, after all. Actually… it’s the other way around. When you believe in the fairies and look closely, they’re known to reveal themselves to you. It’s a ...

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Welcome to the Cackling Cantina
Wednesday Sep 30 2020
Hola, amigos! The Gardner Village witches are at it again… mixing up potions and stirring up trouble. Well, trouble AND tacos. Just in time for this year’s WitchFest, the Gardner Village witches have brewed up a new celebration – The Cackling Cantina! You're Invited to the Fiesta WHAT: Fast-serve, a-la-carte dining during ...

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The Woodland Fairies are Back!
Thursday Jun 18 2020
Mark your calendar for magic — the Woodland Fairies have landed at Gardner Village!   Gardner Village is currently open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Find current hours of operation here.) Now's the time to sWING by and say hi to your favorite winged women.   WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? If you’re new to the ...

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We Witch You a Happy Halloween
Wednesday Oct 30 2019
What a Halloween season it has been! Thanks for making this the best WitchFest yet. Your enthusiasm and spirit add so much to this celebration. We can't wait to do it all again next year, when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Witches Night Out. Until then, we wish you and ...

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Witches' Night Out Celebrates 19 Amazing Years
Wednesday Oct 23 2019
Many would argue it's the heart of WitchFest—Witches’ Night Out. It’s a celebration. It's a tradition. It's a Gardner Village party attended by more than 10,000 every year. Guests come dressed to the hilt in their finest witch wear, ready to play. From witch parades, food booths, music, and dancing to cackle ...

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You are in for a Treat with These Witchy Eats
Wednesday Oct 9 2019
A witch recipe book is full of surprises. Sometimes it’s eye of newt and tail of tadpole... Other times... well... the story turns a bit sweeter, more savory, and absolutely satisfying to we mere mortals. Believe it or not, witches can whip up concoctions made of sugar, spice, and all the things ...

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What a Trip to Gardner Village Looks Like for YOU
Wednesday Jul 10 2019
Today, we’re handing the blog reins over to you. This is a look at what makes Gardner Village special to you. In your words, with your amazing photos, we'll take a tour of The Village. The following photos and captions come from recent visitors who’ve posted to Instagram using #gardnervillage. From ...

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The Fairies Take Flight June 15
Tuesday Jun 4 2019
When the Wishing Bridge at Gardner Village gets this full of colorful wish ribbons, it can mean only one thing—the Woodland Fairy Festival is nearing its end. The last day to enjoy the fairy fun before our bitty residents take flight for another season is June 15, 2019. This leaves ...

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Find Even More Fairy Fun at the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 29 2019
The Gardner Village Fairy Parade? CHECK! Fairy Crafts & Classes? CHECK! Free Fairy Displays? CHECK! The Finest Fairy Shopping? CHECK!   Wow! With a checklist like this, what more is there to discover at the 2019 Woodland Fairy Festival? Believe it or not, there’s a full list of magic left to uncover. But time is ...

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The Fairy Best Shopping in Town
Wednesday May 22 2019
Each spring, fairies call Gardner Village home during the annual Woodland Fairy Festival. To make our flying friends feel at home, the Gardner Village shop owners go all out, both in decorating their stores and in offering fairy-themed merchandise. It’s a wonderful time to flutter about The Village and see ...

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Your Map of Fairy Crafts and Classes
Wednesday May 15 2019
It’s no secret—fairies are skilled craftswomen. I mean, look at the phenomenal homes they’ve built for their spring layover in Gardner Village! So it’s no wonder fairy crafts are a major part of the Woodland Fairy Festival 2019. There’s so much to see and do while you’re here. Consider this ...

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Experience the Magic of the Fairy Gardens
Wednesday May 1 2019
Fairy, fairy, oh, so merry, How does your garden grow? Each tiny door, pinecones, and more,Your sweet homes put on a great show! There’s nothing contrary about the growers of these unique gardens. Each intricate display found at the Woodland Fairy Festival was handcrafted by magical Gardner Village fairies. And every year offers something ...

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The Fairies Have Landed at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 24 2019
Shhh… Listen closely. Do you hear the faintest fluttering of wings? This soft serenade can mean only one thing—the fairies have landed at Gardner Village!  Every spring, The Village comes alive with the arrival of our winged friends and the Woodland Fairy Festival. It’s a magical time, and a time to ...

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Create a DIY Fairy Garden
Wednesday Jun 6 2018
With school ending, you might be wondering what you can do with your kiddos or grandkiddos this summer. Let Gardner Village inspire you and make a fairy garden. Children and adults alike will adore this magical activity and the end result is such fun! Here are a few tips to ...

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What You Think of the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 9 2018
“Everything is so cute! It takes you back to the fantasy of childhood.” I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but this statement stopped me in my tracks as I was experiencing the Gardner Village Woodland Fairy Festival.  The whimsy and wonderment of childhood can be found around every corner, making this a delightful ...

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More to Explore at the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 2 2018
Look! Over yonder! Do you see it? It’s Fairy Isle!  Remember our behind-the-scenes look at this newest addition to the Woodland Fairy Festival?    It sure has come a long way. The finished island is amazing and SO worth seeing. It even has its own Fairy Isle Overlook, just outside of A Great Escape ...

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Your Treasure Map to the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday Apr 25 2018
The Woodland Fairy Festival is in full sWING. There is so much to see and do. Consider this your guide to the happy happenings. A treasure map, if you will, of just some of the fairy fun that awaits this spring at Gardner Village. (Festival runs through June 23.)  CRAFTY MAKE ...

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A Look Behind the Fairy Magic at Gardner Village
Wednesday Mar 28 2018
Gardner Village’s Display Coordinator, Careen Densley, may look like a mere mortal, but she simply must carry a magic wand in her pocket or something. How else is she be able to transform sheets of foam into an enchanting fairy island?  “Ever since we started planning the fairy displays, I thought ...

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Gardner Village is Your Halloween Scene
Tuesday Oct 24 2017
The hats are hung. The pumpkins are placed. The trees are aglow. Gardner Village's WitchFest is in full swing! See the Sights With scenic backdrops and photo props at every turn, Gardner Village is like one giant photo opp waiting to bring your camera roll to life.  All aboard! New this year, this ...

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