Clive Romney, Josh Baird & Tara Timpson, Nino Reyos, and Russ & Lyndsey Wulfenstein (The W Duo) headline our performances this year! Festivities will include traditional pioneer games, heritage arts demonstrators, storytellers and musicians.
Panguitch Lake Heritage Arts Festival Slated for Second Weekend in August
Event harkens back to 1890's beat-the-heat tradition
The fourth annual Panguitch Lake Heritage Arts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 at the Panguitch Lake LDS Chapel grounds located at 25 UT-143 (Highway 143). The free, two-day learning and entertainment celebration features live music, arts and crafts demonstrations, storytelling, square dancing, workshops in music, art and storytelling, creative vendors and a Dutch oven dinner -- all held against the backdrop of Panguitch Lake, one of Utah’s hidden gems. The event harkens back to summer festivities that took place in the area in the 1890s.
“The Panguitch Lake Heritage Arts Festival echoes with the same excitement visitors felt when they came to enjoy this exquisite location more than a hundred and twenty years ago,” said musician and arts innovator Clive Romney, who has been working closely with Garfield County Tourism and local residents to organize this year’s event. “In those early days, people came from Nevada, California and Arizona and stayed at the lake for a month or more, escaping the heat to enjoy theatrical plays, ceremonial Indian dances, nightly fish fries and even a floating dance floor on the lake.”
This year’s featured headliners including storyteller / musician Clive Romney, Kanab-based newgrass / folk band The W Duo, native American dancer / flute player / storyteller Nino Reyos, and Joshua Baird and Tara Timpson -- a husband and wife team who entertain with mandolin, banjo, guitar and vocals.
The schedule of events for this year is as follows:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 (4-9pm)
4pm Music, Art & Storytelling Workshops
- Storytelling - Clive Romney
- Vocal Performance - Lyndsey Wulfenstein
- Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin & Banjo - Russell Wulfenstein
- Outdoor (Plein Aire) Painting and Art Techniques - Joshua Baird
6pm Dutch Oven Dinner (pay the amount you wish)
7pm Square Dancing
SATURDAY, AUG. 11 (10am-7pm)
- Pioneer Games
- Live Entertainment
10am Josh Baird & Tara Timpson
11am The W Duo
12pm Nino Reyos
1pm Clive Romney
2pm The W Duo
3pm Josh Baird and Tara Timpson
4pm Clive Romney
5pm Nino Reyos
6pm Clive Romney
- Food Vendors
- Arts & Crafts Demonstrations (including blacksmithing, wool spinning, treadle lathe woodworking, banjo making and the pioneer-era craft of fashioning human hair into artistic flowers, trees and other designs)
“Two of Panguitch Lake’s best selling points have always been its cooler temperatures and its excellent fishing,” Romney said. “Local residents are working hard to make the Panguitch Lake Heritage Arts Festival yet another reason to visit, to take in the area’s beauty and to enjoy some fine entertainment and learning in the process.”
The Panguitch Lake Heritage Arts Festival is sponsored by Utah’s Bryce Canyon Country, KB Oil and KB Express, Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts, Jones Paint & Glass and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.