This festival originated in 1997 and continues to grow every year.
The theme for our festival is "The Pioneering Spirit".
Hosted by the Fillmore Civic Arts Council at the Territorial Statehouse Park in Fillmore, the two day event features Fine Arts & Crafts Booths, Pioneer Demonstrations, Live Entertainment and is free to the public.
All of the artwork and crafts are "juried" to ensure exceptional quality with a balanced representation of
Painting, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography and Sculpture.
Many of the artists demonstrate their skills of pottery making, weaving, candle dipping, painting, sculpture, and blacksmithing for those browsing through the booths.
The high point of each day is when artists gather for the Quick Draw event, where they create a finished product in 30 minutes as the audience wanders freely to observe the artists at work.
Most popular last year was the making of three lovely pots.
Following the event, an auction is held in which those present can bid to buy the pieces of art they just observed being created.
This years festival will include Mountain Men tepees with demonstrations of archery and bow building.
Blacksmiths will demonstrate old fashioned techniques for anyone interested.
We'll also have Civil War demonstrations, Pioneer cabins with wool carding, spinning and weaving and displays from the local Native Americans.
The Stage is continuously filled with live entertainment such as Indian Dancers, Cowboy Poetry, Great Country & Western Vocalists, Old Time Fiddlers, A Quickdraw Art Exhibition and The Bluegrass group "Fire on the Mountain".
For the children, arts and crafts activities are available all day for their entertainment. They can experience pioneer games, help weave a rug, card wool, dip candles, make art projects, hear stories, sing songs and make a pot of their own. Also available are pony cart rides that are sure to please.
For More Information Contact:
Territorial Statehouse Museum 435 743-5316 or
Delta Area Chamber of Commerce
76 North 200 West