Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Baby Animal Days 2015!

Soft and snugly baby animals coming April 25 & May 2! Plus wagon & pony rides, kids' crafts, traditions of Grantsville's Swedish and English heritage (Maypole Dance and folk dancing), Derby Day racing and more! Watch for details coming soon!

See you there!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Live Nativity

Bring your family and enjoy a special evening together during the Christmas season. Listen to the Biblical nativity account while live actors portray the traditional nativity scene in a quaint, humble farm setting. Live animals, including a camel! Enjoy a beautiful walk through hundreds of luminaries made by school children, and sip free hot chocolate. $2/person admission (age 3+), or $1 with a can of food for our local food pantry. December 11, 12, 13 &15 from 6-9 p.m. Call for group reservations, 435-884-4409.

Cosmo the Camel fans--here's your chance to sponsor a favorite part of our Live Nativity (Dec. 11, 12, 13 & 15) and have your name or business name next to Cosmo! Last year we were so grateful that sponsors came forward so quickly and generously, and we know you'll step forward again. AND it's tax deductible!  Now for a little story about Cosmo, who is also one of the newest residents of Grantsville (and a movie star, too!)...

Last year, we contacted Sherrie Ivie with Utah Pony Parties in SLC to rent their camel for four nights for the nativity. After our event, Sherrie and her husband, Steve, liked the vision of the Clark Historic Farm and the town so much that they moved their whole farm and family to Grantsville! This year at the Clark Farm, the Ivies have donated the use of their animals, pens and family time at many of our events, including Baby Animal Days, 4th of July parade, kids' camps and more. Cosmo even made a special courtesy appearance at our Kids’ Science Camp! They also bring their pony cart and pony rides to add to the atmosphere of many of our events. We are so grateful to the Ivies for their kindness!

Cosmo the Camel, and the Ivies' other camel, Merlin, are some of just a handful of camels in the state--including the zoos. They have appeared in Bible movies, were featured on Fox13, and they are very sought out for photos and Christmas events. Because camels are very expensive to own and in great demand this time of year, we have agreed to pay the going rate (minus a Clark Farm discount) of $200/night to bring Cosmo the Camel to our Live Nativity.

Your sponsorship for Cosmo will enable us to use more of our event income for restoration and future events at the Clark Farm. We'll display your name (if you wish) on a sponsorship poster near the camel, announce your name on our Facebook page and blog (if you wish), AND we'll give you some courtesy tickets for your generosity. Please send us a message, or mail your tax-deductible contribution to FCHF (Friends of Clark Historic Farm), PO Box 212, Grantsville, UT 84029. THANK YOU!!

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.
CLICK HERE for the Farmers' Market vendor application. 

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 http://ag.utah.gov/documents/OutdoorMarketRequirements.pdf.

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!

Click HERE for the Honey Harvest Festival vendor application.

Completed applications and payment can be mailed to: 

Clark Historic Farm
PO Box 212
Grantsville, UT 84029 


Scan your application and email it to clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com and pay via PayPal to clarkhistoricfarm@gmail.com

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

Contact us at clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com 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 clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com

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 clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com 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!