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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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All Things Pumpkin at WitchFest
Wednesday Oct 27 2021
Just because WitchFest is nearing an end doesn’t mean the  pumpkin play has to stop. Enjoy the picks of the patch at Gardner Village. Here are just a few of the GREAT pumpkin treats you’ll discover when you visit: THE HAPPIEST PUMPKIN PHOTO OPS Whether you're photographing your lil pumpkin or want a ...

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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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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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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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Your Summertime Staycation Destination
Wednesday Aug 5 2020
Get outta town! Oh... wait... That's not quite as easy as it sounds these days. Fortunately, Gardner Village puts those vacation vibes right in your own backyard. Whether you drive or make a bigger day of it with a train trip on TRAX, a visit to Gardner Village is 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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New Year, New You: Paper Crafting & Sewing Classes at Posh Paperie & Pine Needles
Wednesday Jan 22 2020
Hello, learners! Let’s review our 2020 class syllabus thus far. In the spirit of a new you in the new year, we’ve experienced yarn-based learning with the talented team at Willow Hill Yarn Company and discovered a world of vibrant creative courses at The Art Cottage. Today, let’s explore the paper-crafting ...

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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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Create Your Own Summer Camp at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jun 19 2019
School’s out … Now what? Never fear, Gardner Village has your back with an entire catalog of ideas to share with your children. It's your chance to create your own cool summer camp experience. If we handed out merit badges, you could fill a full sash with the options available. Take ...

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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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