witchfest faq and covid 19 info


PARKING: Parking is free year round. However, to keep parking running smoothly for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, we've hired ABM Parking to manage the lots. $5/car parking fee on Oct. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2020. Receive exclusive Gardner Village coupons with each paid car. For your safety, please don’t park on 7800 South. There is plenty of parking at Gardner Village.

ADMISSION FEES: There are no admission fees to visit Gardner Village. However, there are fees for select WitchFest ticketed events and attractions hosted by our locally-owned shops. Find more information here.

COSTUMES: We encourage you to visit dressed in whimsical witch hats and witch costumes to keep WitchFest traditions entertaining and alive. Face masks are required this year per a Salt Lake County mandate. Decorate your face mask as part of your costume. Need a witch costume to join in the fun? Several of our shops sell witch hats, costumes and even face masks required by Salt Lake County this year.

LOST & FOUND: Visit or call our Management office at 801.566.8903. The office is open between 10am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.

STROLLERS: Due to the nature of our small shops and historical buildings, strollers must remain outside. Stroller parking areas are available.

ALCOHOL: No outside alcohol allowed. Alcohol can be purchased at Archibald’s Restaurant with your meal and at some ticketed events.

FOOD: No outside food allowed. No food or drink allowed in stores. On-site restaurants and food vendors are available.

OCTOBER 2020 HOURS: Shops: Monday-Saturday 10am to 8pm and Archibald's Restaurant: Monday-Thursday 11am to 8pm and Friday-Saturday 11am to 9pm, Closed Sundays. Gardner Village closes at 5 pm on Halloween, October 31, 2020.(Gardner Village is open year round. View year round hours here).

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take Trax to the Historic Gardner Stop and walk across the street. Find Trax info here. Please consider carpooling.

RESPECT THE PROPERTY: We kindly ask that you respect our property so we may continue to offer community events throughout the year.

PHOTOGRAPHY & PROMOTION: You may be photographed or included in digital media clips/streams taken during WitchFest and events at Gardner Village. By attending WitchFest 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).

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

COVID-19 Information & Updates:

We are an outdoor village and following the CDC, local health department and government guidelines for social distancing and cleanliness. Guests are required to wear face masks per a Salt Lake County mandate and socially distance a broom's length apart from other guests and groups. Risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in public places where people are present. By visiting Gardner Village, all guests and employees voluntarily assume all inherent risks of exposure.

As one of our favorite annual traditions, things are going to be done a little differently this year. WitchFest events will be held, and all events will be modified and adapted to respect social distancing at a broom's length, mask requirements and provide a digital and touch-free environment when possible. But together, we can still create bewitching moments and another year of memories

Find more information about how we'll be handling safety precautions at ticketed events, Witchapalooza Dinner Theater, Breakfast with a Witch and the all-new Cackling Cantina, here.

All WitchFest activities, dinners, breakfasts and events are subject to change without notice per developing city, state and federal mandates due to COVID-19. We understand some changes may be disappointing, and we'll update our website as new information or changes occur.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate this together. Choose kindness!