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.

Artists and crafters apply here - Artist Application

Food vendors apply here - Food Application

The deadline for all applications is April 7. No payment is due with the applicationApplications may not be accepted/considered after that date, as space is limited. 

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.

Watch for a complete list of performers.  As additional information becomes available, it will be posted here.

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
Logo - Tourism  Logo Livestock Fest  Logo - State Parks


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.

 

 

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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.