Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Bewitching Hour is Near!

Most of you are probably not thinking about October and witches on these warm summer days... 

but we are!

 The Gathering Place at Gardner Village is already busily preparing for our upcoming witchy events!

Breakfast with a Witch is a character breakfast for your wee witches and warlocks, and is especially fun this year with the “Witches of Ahhhs” as our theme. 

Don’t forget about our Witchapalooza Dinner Theater for the grown-ups!

Grab your tickets early for this infamous dinner filled with delicious food, delightful music and witchy fun as
 “The Taming of the Brew” finishes its final year at 
The Gathering Place at Gardner Village.

 Don’t miss your last chance to see this show! 

Tickets for both events go on sale Thursday, August 1, 2013 at NOON for the general public!

How about some more exciting, bewitching news?

 We have added 
additional dates this year! 

There will be an additional 10 PM Witchapalooza show each Friday evening without dinner for those that may want a little late night fun with just concessions.

 These shows are especially great for attending after “Witches Night Out” on October 11th and 25th! 

 Both shows will sell out, so plan to get your tickets as early as August 1, 2013 at! 

Looking for accommodations? 

Staybridge Suites is just one short Trax stop away and is brand new.  Make it a fun little get-away and save yourself from parking worries at the village!

 Call Susan at 801.867.6121 for your special witchy rate!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Early Days of Gardner Village

Join us in celebrating our state and country's history this month!

How much do you know about the history of Gardner Village?


Our flour mill was originally constructed by Archibald Gardner in 1877.

He was one of the early pioneers to cross the plains with the Mormon pioneers and the mill helped sustain life in the town.

Archibald left Utah in 1882, and the mill was eventually deserted.

Nancy Long  (right) purchased the old mill from Eula Crane. Eula lived in the house where Highlite Photography  is now.

This is the original advertisement Nancy Long, who first purchased the vacant old mill and property, put in the newspaper to gather more houses for Gardner Village.

Houses from all over Utah were loaded up and moved to Gardner Village!

Can you guess what shop now resides in this building?

This home was moved and now is the home to The Posh Peddler!

Want to enjoy exploring Gardner Village while learning more about its history?

Go on our Historic Scavenger Hunt!

Download your form here:

Happy hunting!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Farmers Market Fun!

Have you come to the Wasatch Front Farmers Market at Gardner Village yet this summer?

They are celebrating their 
second year with us.

It's been a great season so far!


A typical day at the market is filled with fun!

There is live music, a farm-fresh breakfast served ready to order, 90+ farmers, artists, and food processors, an animal train, demonstration beehives, facepainting


So delicious!


Did you know a pineapple is a 
symbol of hospitality and welcome?

All are welcome to come enjoy the 
Farmers Market at Gardner Village!

Every Saturday from 9 am - 2pm!

Enjoy strolling the shops of Gardner Village while enjoying a sunny day at the Farmers Market!

Want to WIN 2 free Farmers Market breakfasts?

Comment below with what you'll do at the Farmers Market at Gardner Village after you enjoy your breakfast!

Be sure to include your first and last name in your comment. Our favorite comment wins!

We'll announce the winner on 
Monday, July 15, 2013.

Congrats Audrey Hall!

You won 2 free Farmers Market breakfasts! 
Please email 
in the next 3 days to claim your prize! 

Check out these pancake-flipping pro's every Saturday morning at the Farmers Market at Gardner Village!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Historic Scavenger Hunt

We’re celebrating our country and state at Gardner Village in July!

Go on an exciting adventure around Gardner Village while on a Historic Scavenger Hunt! Download and print your form here or pick one up in the lobby of Archibald's Restaurant at Gardner Village! 

Want to have a little MORE FUN while on your hunt? Take photos around Gardner Village and post them to Instagram with #gardnervillage. Our favorite photo will win 2 free Farmers Market breakfasts!

Here's a little history to know before you start your Historic Scavenger Hunt:

Gardner Village opened in 1980 and was named after Archibald Gardner, an early Utah pioneer.

Archibald built the mill in which Archibald’s Restaurant and Country Furniture & Gifts now reside.

Have you seen this at Gardner Village?

Archibald Gardner is not actually buried here, but this stone is a monument to his life.

Did you know Gardner Village became a Utah Historic Site in 1992 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places? 

Evidence of a long-ago era is found throughout the Village, and you get to go find it on a Historic Scavenger Hunt!

Download and print your form here or pick up a copy in the brochure rack in the lobby of Archibald’s Restaurant beginning July 2nd. 

Take your completed form to Naborhood Bakery for an all-American favorite, a chocolate chip cookie for only $.35!