The Frontier Folk Festival
June 17-18, 2016 11 AM - 8 PM Daily
Are you ready to have some serious fun? The Frontier Folk Festival will be held June 17-18, 2016. The Museum and entire grounds will be turned into a frontier-style street festival! Live folk/country/bluegrass music will set a festive atmosphere. Artists and craftsmen from all over the western US will be on hand, many of whom will be demonstrating their art/craft. A variety of food vendors will be ready to satisfy any appetite. There's a Horseshoe Tournament on Saturday! Admission is just $1 per person or $5 for a family (up to 8 people). If you would like to be a involved in the planning or to volunteer during this great event, please email iKnitQuiltSew@gmail.com!
All of the artists can be seen HERE.
For the complete music line-up, click HERE.
For information about the Horseshoe Tournament click here.
We could NOT offer the community special events such as this without the financial support of our sponsors! Please support them so that they will continue to provide financial assistance for future events and projects!
Prairie Schooner Sponsors
KSUB, Big Kickin' Country, B92.1,
Star 98 FM, Big Classic Country
Frontier Homestead Museum Foundation
Buck Board Sponsors
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The Grind Coffee House & Cafe
19 North Main Street, Cedar City
Imagine your whole family with beautiful smiles!
Art/baby quilts, toys and wearable knits
setting for any
Township PharmacyConveniently located across from the hospital
Interested in sponsoring the Frontier Folk Festival?
Click HERE for all the information!
All arts/crafts spaces are full.
All food spaces are full.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the Cedar City * Brian Head Tourism Bureau in helping us promote this event! If you're interested in what's going on in Iron County, please visit their site for a complete calendar and lots of information!
In the 1850s, if you needed a new shirt, you made it; if a stirrup on a saddle broke, you crafted a new one; to celebrate a wedding, ladies would gather, bringing all of their scraps to create a quilt for the newly-married couple. Socks and scarves were knit or crocheted by firelight; knives and farm implements were hand-shaped from cast iron. The term "artist" was applied to those invoved in traditional art forms - painting, sculpture, the theater.
Many of the skills needed to maintain a homestead in the 1850s are considered art forms today. Beginning in 2014, Frontier Homestead will endeavor to bring artists working in these various fields together, to present living exhibits of the historical past.
Our goal is to effectively collect, preserve, interpret and present historical materials to our visitors and constituents. We feel that preservation and appreciation of these vanishing skills is important, too.