Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vendors Needed!

Upcoming vendor opportunities at the Clark Historic Farm:

Farmers' Market: Saturdays, August 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13,20, 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

We will again offer booths at the Farmers' Markets at the same costs as last year: $10 for commercial vendors; FREE for homemade crafts or produce.

Please submit your application at least one week prior to the weeks you wish to participate, or sign up at the Farmers' Market for the following week. Produce sellers please refer to USDA guidelines for Farmers' Market sales

Honey Harvest Festival: Friday, October 10 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Our Honey Harvest Festival is expected to be even bigger and better this year, with the addition of a fiddle fest and a honey/beekeeping theme. We have invited Utah's Own members, honey producers and those with honey-related products from across the state and intermountain region to participate, and we hope you will participate, too. We are encouraging vendors to decorate their booths in a honey or harvest theme, and we will be giving awards to up to 10 of the best vendors. Please see the attached application for details. Booth fees are $25 this year for any type of product. Applications must be postmarked by September 15 to guarantee an opportunity for a spot. **We have extended the deadline to September 22!

Completed applications and payment can be mailed to: 

Clark Historic Farm
PO Box 212
Grantsville, UT 84029 


Scan your application and email it to and pay via PayPal to

Please make checks payable to Friends of Clark Historic Farm or FCHF.

Contact us at if you have any further questions. Thank you for your interest!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Honey Harvest Festival

Bring the family to the Honey Harvest Festival at the beautiful Clark Historic Farm! Located in the Beehive State at the foot of Deseret (="honeybee") Peak, Grantsville has been a hidden trove of beekeeping for over 150 years. Come and watch beekeeping and historic demonstrations, play in interactive exhibits, listen to the SWEEEET Fiddlin' Fest, purchase fresh local honey, shop at the craft boutique featuring Utah's Own and honey products, and enjoy a fall day out in the country. Kids' games, pony rides, Healthy Homesteading Skills Fair, honey and harvest contests, food vendors, kids' spook alley, DUP museum, and so much more!

Deseret Honey Contest:
Compete for the region's best honey! Novice and commercial tiers, "light" and "colored" categories. Simply provide a 1/2 pint glass canning jar full of your best honey. 

Judging is Saturday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. Please submit entries at least 1 hour prior.

Click here for more Honey Contest info and here for a sample scoring sheet.

Harvest Contests: 

“Look Alike Gourd,” “Giant Vegetables” and “Most Unusual Vegetable”

Judging is Saturday, October 11 at noon. Please bring vegetables at least 1 hour prior.

Click here for more Harvest Contest info!

SWEEEET Fiddlin’ Fest: 
October 10, 7 pm, Jam Session (Old Grantsville Church, 297 W. Clark)

October 11, 10 am-3 pm, Open Stage. Contact Julie Butler to sign up for a time, 435-850-0819. Utah Old Time Fiddlers perform at 3 p.m. All acoustic musicians welcome.

Click here for more Fiddlin' Fest info!

Set up Fri. 11:00 am, take down Sat. 4:00 pm. For more information on being a vendor at this event please email

Concert, Movie, and Farmer's Markets

Come join us at this summer's last Concert at the Farm! Saturday, Aug. 16, 7pm - we'll be hearing from Grantsville's younger folk, including (but not limited to) Lisa Christensen, Normandy Wanberg, Brandon Williams, and Emily Stone. Following the concert, Friends of the Clark Farm will be hosting a free movie, Despicable Me 2. All events are free, and concessions are available. Bring your own blankets and chairs!

Farmer's Markets begin Saturday August 26 and will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday through the end of September. Fresh local produce, baked goods, and much more! 

We have vendor opportunities at the Farmer's Markets as well as our Honey Harvest Festival happening October 10th and 11th. Check back soon or email for more information.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

7 Brides for 7 Brothers

With the Clark Historic Farm as a unique backdrop, the Grantsville Performing Arts Council put on its first theatrical production, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, on August 7,8,9 &11, 2014. The show involved over 50 volunteers who contributed their efforts to directing, acting, choreography, lighting and sound, set building, site prep, ticket sales, program design, concession sales, etc. Others donated their generators, props and concessions, and the result was four fabulous evening performances, equal in quality and talent to any you might find at Sundance or elsewhere. We hope to make this an annual event!

Click here to see more photos on FaceBook

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kids' Camps Week 2

We enjoyed getting to know a whole new batch of kids and wonderful teen helpers for Week Two of Kids' Historic Farm Camp! 

We also had a great time at our first ever Art at the Farm day camp, which focused on the art of Zentangle. 

Thank you to all who participated--we hope to see you back next year. Click here to see lots more pictures!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Kids' Camp Week One

One week down, one to go! Check out the photos from our first week at Kids' Historic Farm Camp.

We had a BLAST thanks to all you awesome kids who came and our priceless teenage volunteers!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Kids' Camps

Our sign-up deadline has been extended! 

It's not too late to sign up for Kids' Historic Farm Camp, Farm Science Camp, Art on the Farm, or the Garden Etiquette Tea Party. 

Click here to print your registration form today!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Kids' Summer Activities at the Farm

Kids' Historic Farm Camp is back!

A fun way to start summer vacation! 
Kids ages 5-10 can experience Grantsville history and fun farming activities. Campers will care for farm animals, do some gardening, make crafts and treats, play pioneer games, sing, square dance and visit local pioneer museums. 
Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up!

Morning and afternoon sessions are available Monday through Wednesday, June 9-11 and June 16-18. 
Price for three-day camps is $35.00 and includes activities, snacks, t-shirt, and bandanna. 

CLICK HERE to print your registration form. Checks can be made payable to Friends of Clark Historic Farm or FCHF. Forms should be returned to 
Stacy Bleazard at 119 W. Clark St. Grantsville 
by May 31, 2014.

*Additional camps may be added with demand.

NEW--One-Day ART and SCIENCE Camps Ages 8-12

Farm Science--Thursday, June 12 from 10am to 2pm
Summer means science at Clark Historic Farm. The best way to learn science is to feel it, touch it, and smell it. We will explore the science of specific barn animals, crops and more through a variety of hands-on experiences and activities. Each child will bring home a project they have created. Bring a lunch and come ready to have fun learning about farm science. CLICK HERE to print your registration form.

Art on the Farm--Thursday, June 19 from 10am to 2pm
Come learn the relaxing art of Zentangle! More than just doodling, Zentangle is a fun and easy approach to drawing with pattern and structure. It is a great way to build confidence in your art skills. Each child will take home a project they have created. Bring a lunch and come and get creative with us! CLICK HERE to print your registration form.

Garden Etiquette Tea Party
Good manners do matter at any occasion, but a tea party is the perfect opportunity to learn about proper etiquette.
Saturday, June 14
10:00 am and 12:00 pm
Mothers (or grandmothers, aunts, etc.) and daughters (ages 5-10) are invited to attend.
Fancy dress encouraged.
$8.00 per person
CLICK HERE to print your registration form today!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

Historic Grantsville 5K

Run through history in one of Utah's oldest pioneer towns! Settled in 1850, Grantsville has a rich pioneer history with numerous homes built before the 20th century. In the Historic Grantsville Memorial Day 5K, over 40 historic sites will be marked along the easy, flat course, and
you'll receive a booklet describing each site. Walkers can read as they go and runners can drive by later in the day. Finish line is at the beautiful J. Reuben Clark Historic Farm, a National Historic Register site and Grantsville's newest heritage attraction.

Race check in is at 9:00 a.m. for pre-registered racers, or
8:45 for late registrants. Registration is $20 for first runner, $15 for additional immediate family members. Includes T-shirt and Historic Grantsville booklet.

CLICK HERE to register online.

Flapjacks at the Farm
8:30-11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, stroll through the farm buildings and visit the cemetery across the street where an 8:00 am flag ceremony will kick off the day's activities.

Home & Heritage 
Tour some of the historic homes and businesses of Grantsville.
12:00-4:00 p.m. 
$5, includes informational booklet. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Baby Animal Days

Baby Animal Days 
April 26 and May 3--10 am to 5 pm

Entrance: $3 Adults, $2 Kids, $12 Families
(Some activities additional charge)

Petting Zoo
Demonstrations (gardening, sheep, and more)
Pony and Wagon Rides
Kids' Craft Barn
Delicious Food
Kentucky Derby activities and hat contest (May 3 only)--Wear your
fanciest hat! Come see how this ties in to Grantsville's heritage.
Maypole Demonstration (May 3 only)--a Grantsville tradition revived and more!!

Concert at the Old Grantsville Church

Gary Eller and Hal Cannon: Historically Based Songs of Eastern Idaho and Northern Utah
April 10, 7 pm., Old Grantsville Church, 297 W. Clark St.

Tickets: $10 Adults, $6 students, available at Williams' Video or at
the door. (Proceeds to benefit historical songs research project and the Clark Historic Farm.)

Enjoy fun, historic music played on banjo, hand organ, harmonica and
more, in one of Grantsville's most historic buildings!
Gary and Hal have been researching pre-radio music of our area and
will play songs they have found, with special guest, Phillip Bimstein,
Emmy award-winning member of the folk ensemble, Red Rock Rondo. Gary
is a retired nuclear scientist, and Hal Cannon is the founder of the
Western Folklife Center and National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko,
NV and NPR radio program producer.

Click here for more information.

**Watch for our new concert series at the Clark Farm, 1st and 3rd
Saturdays, June-August, featuring local artists.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Grantsville Song Cycle

Attention Songwriters and Musicians:

Introducing the
Grantsville Song Cycle
A local heritage project to create an album of original music from stories of Grantsville’s history, natural surroundings and people

Important FREE kickoff workshop:
Saturday, January 11th
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Old Grantsville Church (297 W. Clark)

Featuring Emmy award-winning members of the chamber ensemble, Red Rock Rondo, best known for their “Zions Canyon Song Cycle"
  • Phillip Bimstein--classical composer whose music has been played from Carnegie Hall to the London Royal Opera House
  • Hal Cannon--founding director of the Western Folklife Center and National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV

Click here for more information, or contact 
Laurie Hurst at 884-4409 

Sponsored by Friends of Clark Historic Farm and 
Utah Division of Arts and Museums