Frontier Folk Festival

The 2017 Frontier Folk Festival will take place June 16-17 at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 N Main St., Cedar City, UT. Festival hours are 11 am - 8 pm and admission is free!

Over 30 artists from Utah, Arizona and Nevada will be at the event to offer a unique and hand-crafted shopping experience for all who visit. Take a chance to browse the unique shops, taste the array of food provided by our food vendors and stop to listen to music from our wonderful performers. We hope to create a frontier atmosphere which can be enjoyed by the entire family.

To browse photos from last year's event click here!
To view a list of the food vendors and preview the artisans click here!

As additional information becomes available, it will be posted here.

Performers include:

  • The Griffin Family
  • Clive Romney
  • The Red Hill Rangers
  • Silversage
  • Red Rock Singers
  • Karyn Whittemore

We are thankful for the support of the following sponsors of the Frontier Folk Festival:

  • Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau
  • Cedar City Livestock and Heritage Festival
  • Utah State Parks
  • Brian Head Resort
  • Southern Utah University Sherratt Library
  • The Grind Coffeehouse
  • Township Pharmacy
  • Intersearch
  • Kapstone Paper & Packaging
  • Robison Rentals
  • Kris-Cowan Hanks and Terry Hanks
  • Julie and Mike Saemisch. 
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   Logo - Tourism     Grind logo  Logo - Brian Head.jpg   

logo - Bulloch  Kapstone

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                                      For Participating Vendors                                         

 *Artist and food vendor applications have now closed*
   Artists and crafters apply here - Artist Application          

                 Food vendors apply here - Food Application                   


This is a juried, rain or shine event. Accepted artists will be notified via email of their acceptance no later than April 14, and booth fees will be due no later than May 1. Booth fees not paid by that date may forfeit the booth space and/or incur a $25 late fee. No booth fee refunds will be granted after June 1, 2017.


Period dress is encouraged to create a period shopping experience for visitors. 


Click on the following link for complete Terms & Conditions.


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Homestead Christmas Market

The Third Annual Homestead Christmas Market will be held December 8-9, 2017!  The Christmas Market offers visitors an opportunity to shop in an old-fashioned pioneer atmosphere and purchase unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for all of the special someones on everyone's list!  More than 30 artisans from all over the region will be on hand with their hand-crafted wares.  Applications will open this summer.

Friday December 8, 2017  11 AM - 8 PM

Saturday December 9, 2015 10 AM - 4 PM

Admission is just $1 per person!

Live music on Saturday; free hot chocolate both days!

Participating artists from 2016 can be seen HERE.




Metal wheel workerIn 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.