All new ‘Frontier Folk Festival’ comes to Cedar City

Composite image: Inset left are The Sonoran Dogs, inset center is Marie Jagger with corn brooms | Photos courtesy of Frontier Homestead State Park Museum; composite image St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Frontier Homestead State Park Museum and the Frontier Homestead Museum Foundation Inc. are bringing the first “Frontier Folk Festival” to Cedar City, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sonoran Dogs, Date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Frontier Folk Days, St. George News, Cedar City News
The Sonoran Dogs | Publicity photo courtesy of Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, St. George News / Cedar City News

For $1 per person admission, festivalgoers will enjoy original art, live music, traditional craft demonstrations and a horseshoe tournament all in celebration of the diverse heritage of Southern Utah. See the featured artists here.

The Frontier Folk Festival promises to be filled with remarkable talent as well, the museum’s announcement said. Featured bands include Stillhouse Road, Wilhelm, Red Hill Rangers, Hen Hao Fiddlers, The Sonoran Dogs and Marty Warburton & Home Girls.

For horseshoe enthusiasts, the tournament will take place Saturday. Junior level (ages under 14) starts at 11 a.m. Adult level (ages 14 and up) start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first and second places.

“We’ve been talking about this idea for years,” Frontier Homestead State Park Manager Todd Prince said.  “Working with our Museum Foundation, we finally decided to take the leap and offer a new experience to the community and all our patrons.  It will be a great event for anyone attracted to history, the visual arts and folk music.”

Festival coordinator Sandi Levy said: “The Foundation is simply thrilled to offer this family-friendly experience to the community.  It is a golden opportunity for us all to experience our heritage.”

The Frontier Homestead Museum Foundation is looking forward to a diverse, high quality show, the museum’s announcement said, and thanks its exhibiting artists, musicians, demonstrators and food purveyors in advance for helping to bring the arts in all of their forms to the residents of Iron County and beyond.

A list of all Frontier Folk Festival sponsors can be found at Frontier Homestead online.

Event details

  • What: Frontier Folk Festival
  • When: Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City
  • Cost: $1 per person
  • More information: | telephone 435-586-9290 | email frontierhomestead@utah.gov
Frontier Homestead State Park | File photo, St. George News
Frontier Homestead State Park | File photo, St. George News

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