gardner village frequently asked questions


IS GARDNER VILLAGE HISTORIC? Gardner Village is made up of a sampling of some of the best in Utah's rich history. To build The Village, we relocated some of the state’s oldest buildings and homes (including an old train station depot!), saving them from destruction and breathing new life into them to create our one-of-a-kind shopping, dining and event destination. The iconic flour mill, built by early Utah pioneer Archibald Gardner in 1877, is the heart of The Village and where it all began back in May of 1980. The building is listed on the National Historic Register and is home to Archibald's Restaurant and CF Home Furniture & Design. From these first businesses, Gardner Village has grown to include boutique shops, restaurants, event venues, an escape room, as well as a non-profit animal rescue.

WHO OWNS GARDNER VILLAGE? Gardner Village is privately owned and operated by Utah natives and brother-sister team, Joe Long and Angie Gerdes. The businesses located here lease their spaces from the landlord and are locally-owned and operated by individual owners. Gardner Village doesn't rely on government funding.

ARE THERE ADMISSION FEES? There are no admission fees to visit Gardner Village.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING? Parking is free year round. Parking is also free Monday-Wednesday during WitchFest. However, on Fridays and Saturdays of WitchFest, we hire ABM Parking to manage the lots efficiently. There will be a $10 per car parking fee Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during WitchFest: September 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 2024. Cash and credit card accepted. Receive valuable coupons when you park that more than make up for the parking fee. For your safety, please don’t park on 7800 South. Although WitchFest is highly popular, there is plenty of parking at Gardner Village.

IS GARDNER VILLAGE OPEN YEAR ROUND? Yes, Gardner Village is open year round, Monday-Saturday. Find hours here.

WHERE CAN I FIND LOST & FOUND? Visit or call our Management office at 801.566.8903. Staff is available between 10am and 4pm, Monday-Friday. The Management office is located in the red barn at the north end of the property. Enter through the west door.

CAN I BRING MY DOG TO GARDNER VILLAGE? Dogs are welcome on the grounds at Gardner Village, but please keep in mind that not everyone is comfortable around animals. If you choose to bring your dog to The Village, we ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure that everyone is safe: Dogs must be kept on a short, non-expandable leash. Keep your dog under control and by your side at all times. Keep dogs away from produce, plants and other food products on the grounds and inside the restaurants. Kindly come prepared to clean up after your dog.

DO YOU SELL ALCOHOL? Alcohol can be purchased at Archibald’s Restaurant with your meal and at our event venues. No outside alcohol allowed.

CAN I PICNIC OR BRING MY OWN FOOD? No outside food allowed in our pavilion area. No outside food or drink allowed in our stores. On-site restaurants and food for purchase are available.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS? View year round hours here.

CAN I TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO GARDNER VILLAGE? Take Trax to the Historic Gardner Stop and walk across the street. Find Trax info here.

CAN I HAVE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS TAKEN AT GARDNER VILLAGE? Gardner Village requires a fee for all professional portraiture taken in, around or on the Gardner Village property. All professional photographers, and any person who is being paid for their photography services that is not affiliated with an event held in our venues, will need to follow this policy and pay a fee. Find more information here. Camera Shy is our professional, on-site photography studio.

ADVERTISING & PROMOTION: You may be photographed or included in digital media clips/streams taken during events and festivals at Gardner Village. By visiting Gardner Village you give Gardner Village and its associated event venues located at Gardner Village the universal and irrevocable right to use your name, voice, likeness and depictions in connection with the promotion of the events at Gardner Village in any manner and any medium whatsoever (including, but not limited to, promoting future events on social media and blog posts).

RESPECT THE PROPERTY: We kindly ask that you respect our property so we may continue to offer community events and a unique, beautiful setting for our guests.

Thank you for visiting and supporting our locally owned shops and restaurants throughout the year. They make our community events and festivals throughout the year possible as Gardner Village is privately-owned and doesn't rely on government funding.