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A Family-Friendly Guide to Wee Witches Weekend and WitchFest with Kids
Wednesday Oct 16 2019
With all there is to see and do at WitchFest, we thought we would spell out a game plan for those of you visiting with wee ones throughout the month or during Wee Witches Weekend. Not every WitchFest activity is kid friendly, after all. Wanting to make sure you get the most out of ...

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The Witches are back at Gardner Village
Wednesday Sep 18 2019
Need a break from the usual, ahem, paper work? Cue Wizard of Oz music…  The witches have landed at Gardner Village! Now's your chance to welcome the upcoming fall season with these FREE witch displays, an annual tradition at Gardner Village. As you walk about The Village, you’ll see these cooky cuties up to all ...

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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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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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Have Your-ELF a Merry Little Christmas
Monday Dec 24 2018
As the Gardner Village elves prepare to welcome THE Jolly Old Man himself, we want to pause and wish you and yours a merry and bright holiday season.  Whether you're rocking around the Christmas... uh, water wheel?... or you're quietly reflecting on what this season means to you, we hope your heart ...

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The FREE Elf Scavenger Hunt Is On!
Wednesday Dec 5 2018
Reindeer aren’t the only ones who like to play games. The Gardner Village elves are always up to something fun, and this year is no exception. As part of the free elf displays throughout The Village during 2018, you’ll find elves enjoying all sorts of entertaining activities, from baking cookies to making s’mores and ice ...

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A Unique Way to Experience Pioneer Day
Wednesday Jul 11 2018
Every day is Pioneer Day at Gardner Village. After all, in 1853, one of the original Utah Mormon pioneers, Archibald Gardner, built the mill that currently sits at the heart of The Village. What was once an industrious flour mill in Utah is now home to Archibald’s Restaurant and CF Home. The ...

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Experience a History Lesson and a Fun Family Outing
Wednesday Jun 27 2018
Calling all history buffs (and families looking for something unusual, free, and fun to do this summer!). School may be out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your kiddos an undercover history lesson, disguised as a day of play. Take a trip through Utah’s history with the newly-updated Gardner ...

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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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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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Famous Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Tuesday Mar 13 2018
Looks like the luck o’ the Irish is on our side. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the talented chef behind Archibald’s Restaurant is giving us their famous recipe for fried GREEN tomatoes! Take it away, Rufo!  Step 1: Slice your tomatoes.  Great Green Fact: Green tomatoes are simply basic tomatoes that ...

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Meet Our Executive Pastry Chef & 3 Free Recipes from her Personal Collection
Wednesday Jan 17 2018
It’s 4AM. Most alarm clocks won’t even go off for another few hours, but Megan Hall is already hard at work, preparing cookies and bread and other delights for Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village. Such is the early-bird life of a pastry chef, and Megan loves it. “I bake from 4AM to ...

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A Link to the Past: Archibald Gardner's Granddaughter
Tuesday Jan 9 2018
“Archibald Gardner, the mill builder, was known as the poor man’s friend.” Ruth Widdison Dawson read these words with great pride in her voice. “God never placed a truer man on earth. A sturdy oak standing alone in the field. A giant among men.” She was reading from The Life ...

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The Elves Have Upped Their Game
Wednesday Dec 6 2017
The moment of truth has arrived. Does your name fall on the Naughty list or did you make Nice during 2017?    Now’s your chance to put in a good word with the big man up north. The elves have set up camp for another year at Gardner Village.   Think you’re an elf-spotting ...

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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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Celebrate Pioneer Day with a Step Back in Time
Tuesday Jul 11 2017
July is an extra special month in Utah. Not only do we celebrate our independence as a nation, but we also honor our state’s unique history. At Gardner Village, we’re all for shouting hip-hip-hooray on July 24th in celebration of our pioneer heritage. After all, we have one of the original ...

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Woodland Fairy Fun at Gardner Village: Happy Activities Await!
Wednesday Apr 26 2017
Fancy a little Woodland Fairy fun? Gardner Village is where it’s at. The fairies are Inn, and there's fun to be had! It’s like your own enchanting forest, hidden in the heart of the city! Step inside and join the Woodland Fairies for festivities and frolicking. After all, if anyone knows how ...

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The Fairies Are Back at Gardner Village
Tuesday Apr 18 2017
Look who just rolled into town! Okay, maybe flew is more like it. The Gardner Village Woodland Fairies are back! And, with more fairies and FREE displays then ever, they’ve clearly been telling their friends about their favorite springtime dwelling! These winged wonders love spending their spring break relaxing throughout The Village. Just like ...

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Welcome to Willow Hill Yarn Company
Tuesday Feb 7 2017
Meet the newest member of the Gardner Village family—Willow Hill Yarn Company! Wait just a minute… At first glance, this shop might look familiar. That’s because it is. It was formerly Kamille’s, and long-time Kamille’s employee, Emily Dern, purchased it when Kamille decided to sell a few months back.    The wonderful thing ...

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Free Interior Design Classes at Down to Earth
Tuesday Jan 24 2017
Last year, Down to Earth at Gardner Villlage offered a free interior design class. I'm thrilled to share that due to popular demand, classes are being offered again this year. Yay! This class isn't about the "rules" of design. You aren't going to receive a lecture on why your coffee table is outdated ...

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Top Ten Christmas Eve Traditions
Tuesday Dec 13 2016
Christmas Eve and traditions go together like milk and sugar cookies for Mr. C! Whether you’ve already established a special activity you do every year or are still looking for a fun idea to put into place annually, Gardner Village is here to help you make it memorable. Consider this ...

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Have Your ELF a Merry Little Christmas! (The elves are back!)
Tuesday Nov 22 2016
Woot! Do you hear that? Listen carefully. I think it’s the sound of a train whistle blowing in the distance. Or maybe it’s sleigh bells I hear. It must be one or the other, because the Gardner Village Elves are back in town for Christmas 2016! Wanting to get a jump ...

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The Witch is: IN (Show us your HATtitude!)
Tuesday Sep 27 2016
I spy with my witchy eye…    ...Broomsticks, parked.     ...Shoes, polished and pointed.   (Well, some are little more shine than point!)   ...Hats, looking skyward.      Lips, sprinkled.   And nails... ummm... studded?   All of this spying can mean only one thing. The Village Witches are back and on the scene at Gardner Village!     Rain or shine, you’ll spot them at Gardner Village's Six ...

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WitchFest is Back (and a Best of State winner!)
Tuesday Sep 20 2016
Phew! It was a long flight, but those wacky cacklies are back! It’s time for WitchFest at Gardner Village.  This is our 17th year celebrating the season with these ladies, and it promises to be the best yet. For starters it was awarded the 2016 Best of State Award for Best Fair, ...

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