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Holiday Traditions to Try With Your Family
Wednesday Dec 13 2023
Traditions make the holidays extra special. They give us magical moments to look forward to and cherished memories that stay with us long after the season has come to an end. At Gardner Village, we LOVE being a part of your various traditions throughout the year! We also cherish the stories ...

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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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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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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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Have YourELF a Merry Little Christmas
Wednesday Dec 1 2021
The elves are back in town! Have you made a recent trip to Gardner Village? There are numerous friendly faces waiting to greet you.   Our free Gardner Village Elf Displays add a whimsical touch to the holiday season. It's like taking a trip to the North Pole without having to catch ...

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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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More Than Just Décor: The Story Behind Our Elves AND a Can’t-Miss Photoshoot with Santa
Tuesday Nov 24 2020
This is something that rarely happens. The Big Man, himself, has given us permission to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our Gardner Village Elves, including how they’re working to keep us extra safe this year with a touchless (and FREE!) scavenger hunt. Plus, we have the scoop on a ...

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Celebrating 20 Years of WitchFest Wonder
Wednesday Sep 23 2020
It’s a cauldron 20 years in the brewing — 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of WitchFest!   Of course, nobody anticipated we’d be celebrating 20 years of witch wonderment in the midst of a pandemic, but we’re up for the adventure nonetheless. Yes, there are a few more precautions in place this ...

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The Gardner Village Elves are Back in Town
Wednesday Nov 27 2019
Who needs a shelf when you have Gardner Village? It’s THE place for those elves to hang out this time of year.  The elves pulled in and set up camp last weekend, just in time for the Christmas season (and just ahead of the snowfall!).  Santa’s elves didn’t waste any time getting ...

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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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A NEW Scavenger Hunt to Celebrate Old Glory and Utah History
Wednesday Jul 3 2019
Just in time for the July 4th holiday, Gardner Village has released a brand new historical scavenger hunt.    Download your FREE scavenger hunt here. Follow the clues on the waterwheel to find your answers. With all ten in place, it’s payoff time — free, freshly-pulled salt water taffy from Chocolate Covered Wagon. ...

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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 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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The Witches Have Landed!
Monday Sep 17 2018
The pumpkins are placed. The hats are on point!  This can only mean one thing…    The witches have landed at Gardner Village!  Lucinda was available on the opening day of WitchFest 2018 to give us a look at some of the magic you can expect this year.  Witch Wandering & Fun Things To Do Whether you come for ...

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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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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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The Girls are Back in Town! Witch Happenings around Gardner Village
Tuesday Sep 26 2017
The pumpkins have rolled in and those crazy, broomstick-riding babes have landed for another Halloween season. Ready to get your witch on? Here’s your Witching Hour rundown:    Witch Displays and Scavenger Hunt Peek-a-BOO! Here’s some free fun for the fam. Print the scavenger hunt and see if you can find all of The Village’s green-faced beauties!    Six ...

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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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