witchfest frequently asked questions


  • September 22-October 31, 2023, Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm | *Except Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2023, 10am-9pm for Witches Night Out
  • Archibald's Restaurant regular hours during September and then in October, Monday - Thursday, 11am-8pm and Friday-Saturday, 11am-9pm
  • Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 10am-5pm | Archibald's Restaurant, 11am-4pm

    PARKING: Normally parking is free year round. Parking will continue to be free Monday-Thursday during WitchFest. However, on Fridays and Saturdays of WitchFest, we hire ABM Parking to manage the lots efficiently due to the higher influx of people. There will be a $7 per car parking fee Fridays and Saturdays during WitchFest: September 22, 23, 29, 30 and October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2023. 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.

    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 and businesses. 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. Halloween masks that cover the face and head are NOT allowed. Need a witch costume to join in the fun? Several of our shops sell witch hats and costumes.

    LIVE GARDNER VILLAGE WITCHES: Experience the enchantment of our live Gardner Village witches at Breakfast with a Witch, during Witches Weekends from noon to 3:30pm and during Witches Night Out. Keep your eye out for surprise appearances by live Gardner Village witches throughout the festival, adding even more excitement. Find more details here.

    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 or private parties allowed in the seating areas without reservation. No food or drink allowed in stores. Food is available at Archibald's Restaurant and Happy Camper Deli & Bakery. Enjoy caramel apples and sweet treats at Chocolate Covered Wagon. The Cackling Cantina on Mill Plaza will be open daily, Monday-Saturday beginning September 27, 2023, first come first serve seating. Food trucks will serve here on select weekends.

    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.