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Did You Know... FUN Elf Facts
Wednesday Nov 23 2022
There’s a lot we *think we know about elves. They’re small and have pointed ears. They live at the North Pole and spend their days making toys. They like spending their days on shelves. But what do we reeeeally know about this petite population? Several of Santa’s elves have set up a ...

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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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Your Ticket to FUN Is Now Open
Wednesday Jul 27 2022
If a ticket to year-round fun is what you seek, it’s time to hop aboard. The Fun Center at The Train Shoppe is now open! As if shopping for toy trains and other model railroad supplies weren’t fun enough, you can now enjoy rides and an interactive experience at this newest addition ...

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Celebrate Utah History and Experience It
Wednesday Jul 20 2022
At Gardner Village, we have serious Pioneer Day pride. After all, we’re home to one of the earliest flour mills in Utah, built by Archibald Gardner, a Scottish immigrant and early Utah pioneer. Gardner Village owners, Angie Gerdes and Joe Long, consider it a tremendous honor to now be the keepers of ...

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A Cowboy Crooner with a Song in His Heart
Wednesday Jul 13 2022
If it’s ‘uniquely Utah’ you seek, you’ve come to the right place! Gardner Village represents much that makes this state great! Last week, we showed our salty side with a look at famous salt water taffy, made at Chocolate Covered Wagon using salt from the Great Salt Lake. Today, we’re going ...

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A Sweet Piece of Utah History at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Wednesday Jul 6 2022
Did you know you can see the Great Salt Lake from space? Did you also know ALL taffy pulled at Chocolate Covered Wagon is made from salt taken from this great Utah landmark?   Since July is a month to celebrate not only our national history but also our state origins, we thought now ...

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Ten Fun Things to Do at Gardner Village this Summer
Wednesday Jun 1 2022
Yay! Summer vacation is officially on! Boo! Outrageous gas prices make travel tricky. Yay! You don’t need to drive far to enjoy an adventure! Gardner Village is conveniently located just off I-15 in West Jordan, Utah. With a short trip, you can enjoy an entire day or even weekend of fun without breaking ...

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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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Easter Hoppenings at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 13 2022
Hello and thanks for hopping by! We're so happy you're back for Part 2 of our Easter at a glance. Last post, we shared a favorite tradition, delicious dessert for your gathering, family-friendly activities, fab photo ops, and more! Today, we have even more sweet eats, your source for children's ...

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Easter Hoppinings at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 6 2022
Spring has sprung, which means good things are hoppenin’ at Gardner Village! From adorable spring photo ops and new baby animals to an egg-ceptional egg tree, bursting with color and the sweetest Easter treats, The Village is alive with things to see, do, and taste! You can even take the ...

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New Looks On the Spring Scene at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Wednesday Mar 30 2022
With warmer weather come fun new springtime fashions. Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique has looks to love for your boys and girls.   SPRING MEANS EASTER ATTIRE Spring and pastels go together like eggs and dye. This season, you’ll find a wide assortment of soft colors, ruffles and other dainty touches.   Here's something worth twirling for — ...

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Top 10 Must-Read Children’s Books of 2022 with Storybook Nook
Wednesday Feb 23 2022
In a shop FULL of books, it seems nearly impossible to select a Top 10 list, but Allison Smith, the owner of book and toy store Storybook Nook, has managed to do so. With timeless choices for tiny tots to young adults, she’s included a brilliant assortment of must-read titles. In no ...

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A One-year Walk Through Gardner Village
Wednesday Jan 26 2022
One camera. One year. One BEAUTIFUL Village view! To capture that, our Social Media Manager, Brooke Woolf, made a point of capturing a picture of the same shot down our main path month by month. She started with a picture in February 2021 and took her finale photo this week! ...

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Easy Pumpkin Crafts to Create This Fall
Wednesday Nov 10 2021
Just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the pumpkin play continues with two crafts that will add a festive fall touch to your home. Whether you make these now to decorate for the season or you choose to do them on Thanksgiving as a fun family activity, you’re going to ...

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Enjoy Witchy Spa and Salon Hocus Pocus at Soulstice
Wednesday Oct 20 2021
Look your best during WitchFest and all fall long with seasonal styling from Soulstice Day Spa & Salon. They have a spellbook full of ideas, whether you’re looking for a quick Grab & Go touch for the kiddos or a more dedicated time to unwind alone or with friends. Check ...

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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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Ricochet Canyon - Fun for the Entire Family!
Wednesday Sep 29 2021
Welcome to the Wild Witch West! Ricochet Canyon is now open. Just in time for WitchFest, this happy spot takes what used to be Six Hags Witches Adventure and adds SO MUCH to it for our youngest guests and their families. The Train Shoppe at Gardner Village is behind this rootin' ...

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NEW Fun In Store As We Celebrate Two Decades of Witch Displays
Wednesday Sep 22 2021
Look up high, in the sky…   Gardner Village has turned into quite the GREEN scene.   20 YEARS TOGETHER Can you believe this is the 20th year these green-faced beauties have landed in The Village?! No wonder they feel right at home.     Excuse me, Madame, but there is a door on that thing, ya ...

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A Dozen (and 1!) Ways to Celebrate Utah's History at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jul 7 2021
It's no secret we take great pride in our Utah roots at Gardner Village. Preserving and honoring the past is something we do all year, but July is an extra fun time to celebrate our state. From treats and games to Americana photo ops and even facials, here are a dozen ...

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A LONG List of Fun Woodland Fairy Experiences to Enjoy
Wednesday Jun 9 2021
Our Woodland Fairies aren’t the only ones taking flight right now. The Gardner Village shops are in full fairy motion with fun make-and-take projects, special events, and fanciful fairy merchandise. From fairy parades and unicorns to train rides and crafts, let’s take a look at what’s in store for you ...

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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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Do You Believe In Magic? The Woodland Fairies Are Here!
Wednesday May 19 2021
We’ve entered an extra enchanting season here at Gardner Village. With the blossoming trees and blooming flowers, the Woodland Fairies enjoy a little spring fling of their own. It’s the one time of year they lift the curtain that otherwise keeps them concealed, giving humans a glimpse into their whimsical ...

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Your Ticket to the Newest Shop at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 7 2021
Tickets! Tickets, please! The Train Shoppe has just rolled into the Gardner Village station. Join us on this journey that explores this new store and the wonderful world of model railroading!   This is more than just a hobby store. The Train Shoppe has a rich history and holds a significant Utah distinction. ...

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Enjoy a New Burst of Color at our Easter Tree
Wednesday Mar 17 2021
Spring is in the air at Gardner Village. Literally. While we’re still waiting for the beautiful blossoms to brighten the skies, there’s a new burst of color for you to enjoy — The Easter Tree!   Can you guess how many bright eggs are dangling from this tree’s branches and in the ...

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DIY Valentine's Day Crafts at Posh Paperie and Pine Needles
Wednesday Jan 27 2021
Heart-shaped doilies… Red and white baker’s twine… Lace and other lovely trimmings… Such happiness can only mean one thing — love is in the air at Posh Paperie and its sister store, Pine Needles!   While classes have been put on a COVID hold at these sweet shops, it doesn’t mean you can’t get ...

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From Holidays to Weddings, Spoiled Rotten Has You Covered
Wednesday Dec 16 2020
‘Tis the season to twirl.   Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday attire for your littles or there’s a wedding on the horizon and you’re seeking gorgeous flower girl dresses, Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique has you covered!   WARM WINTER WEAR These warm neutrals are right on trend for spring wedding colors. So pretty!   The holidays are ...

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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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Springtime Means Baby Animals at The Farm
Wednesday Mar 18 2020
Any time is a lovely time to visit The Farm at Gardner Village. You're supporting a private, 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue while experiencing memorable farm activities — pony rides, egg gathering (when available), petting, feeding, etc. Of course, a springtime trip to the The Farm means something extra special… baby animals! Many of The Farm’s residents are ...

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Meet Debi, the New Owner at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Wednesday Feb 26 2020
“This is kind of my… second act. After raising a family of five children and living out of the country… it’s my turn.”  These words came from a smiling Debi Martin, the new owner of Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique. Welcome to Gardner Village Village, Debi!  Debi has a background in women’s fashion. ...

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New Year, New You: Classes at The Art Cottage
Wednesday Jan 8 2020
Hello! And happy 2020! There’s something wonderful about a new calendar year and what it does for our ambition, isn’t there? As the busy holiday season settles into the remaining winter months, inspiration seems to set in. It’s an ideal time to slow things down and show ourselves some long ...

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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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Brilliant Back-to-School Shopping
Wednesday Aug 7 2019
Pop quiz time! (Don’t worry, this is an easy one.) Number your paper from 1-4.  1. Where can you go to get unique back-to-school looks at prices that won’t break the bank? 2. Who has a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off deal on children’s shoes now through the end of August? 3. ...

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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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Help Us Feed Starving Children
Wednesday Apr 17 2019
The recent Notre Dame tragedy in Paris serves as a painful reminder of just how small our world really is. You watch such sadness unfold right along with the rest of the globe, sharing in the stunned shock and heartbreak of it all. But for as awful as it is, ...

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A Look Inside Gardner Village Classes (part 3)--fun for kids
Wednesday Mar 20 2019
Hello, again! Ready for the third and final (for now) installment of your Gardner Village class pass? The past two weeks have taken inside classes from my seat as a student. In Part 1, I mentioned taking a class is a wonderful way for parents to re-charge when they’re feeling ...

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Make a Witch Craft
Tuesday Oct 23 2018
It’s no secret, witches love crafts. With access to fabric, yarn, paint, and more, the Gardner Village witches can often be found getting their witch-craft on. Now’s your time to join them! Whether you’re looking for a new hobby to take on or you simply want a Halloween worthy project ...

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A Lesson on Back to School Fashion with Spoiled Rotten
Wednesday Aug 8 2018
Attention, class. Today’s lesson is on the 1,2,3s and ABCs of back-to-school shopping.  1: ONE LOVELY, LOCAL OPTION Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique carries unique clothing for babies, girls, boys, and tween/teen girls. And it’s right here at Gardner Village in the Salt Lake City area, so you can try things on, touch and ...

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Help Feed Starving Children at The Gathering Place
Tuesday Apr 3 2018
Now’s your chance to make a big difference in just two short hours. Even the kids (ages 5+) can get in on the action and help feed starving children around the world.    WHAT: Feed My Starving Children Packing Event WHEN: April 13 and 14, 2018 TIME: Two-hour time slots available (see list here) WHERE: The ...

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Give the Gift of Handmade
Wednesday Nov 22 2017
The countdown to Christmas is on. At least if you’re thinking of making a present. Now’s the time to start planning and creating. Let the shops at Gardner Village lend a hand. Whether you fancy fabric, yearn for yarn, or are smart with painted art, they have ideas sure to ...

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Make School Shopping FUN at Spoiled Rotten
Tuesday Jul 25 2017
Is back-to-school shopping on your summer to-do list? You’re going to want to grab that ledger book and take note. We have your source for style right here!  Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique at Gardner Village brings all of the adorable, unique, on-trend fashions you see online and brings them to you locally. ...

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Camp Chocolate is on at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Thursday Jul 28 2016
Calling all campers. It's time for Camp Chocolate!    That's right, a camp for CHOCOLATE! How's that for a sweet concept? This tasty summer excursion takes place every Tuesday at the Chocolate Covered Wagon in Gardner Village. You can sign up for the 1:00 PM or the 3:00 PM class--or both, depending ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Tuesday Jun 21 2016
Welcome to Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique! This sweet clothing, accessory, and gift boutique in Gardner Village is the place to find unique outfits for everyday wear, holidays, and other special occasions. As a frequent shopper, I get so many compliments on the clothes we get from here. I just wish they ...

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