New location for 2013! Read for details ...

The Southern Idaho Land Trust presents
the 21st annual Thousand Springs Festival!

The 21st annual Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts will be held on Sept. 28th and 29th, 2013. With over 4,000 guests having traveled off the beaten path to attend last years event, organizers are sure the festival is only going to grow in popularity.

Due to complications at Ritter Island, the 2013 Festival has been moved to the breathtaking Malad Gorge State Park! Malad Gorge is a large grassy park with mature shade trees, offering scenic pathways to stunning overlooks which include the Devil's Punchbowl, a swirling cauldron of white water plunging through the narrow cliffs of the gorge.

Many of the approximately 70 artisans who have participated in the festival are nationally recognized. All of the work is quality, in addition to being affordable.

So, if you missed that certain kind of pottery, glasswork or vintage-designed clothing that you always meant to buy but postponed, you'll have another chance this year to grab that special artwork.

As always, the festival will feature two full days of live music. It includes jazz, acoustical guitar, blues and more. The sound system pumps music throughout the park so that you can enjoy it while you're sitting in front of the sound stage, sitting under the shade trees, enjoying a meal of local food specialties such as Basque cuisine, authentic Mexican, barbecued pork or locally raised trout, or sharing a glass of wine or beer with friends, or perusing the crafts and information booths.

There will be kids activities and lots of demonstrations from skilled craftsmen and artisans. You can take a hay ride and enjoy the beauty of Malad Gorge State Park.

The Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts is the primary fundraiser for the Southern Idaho Land Trust, which is a conservation group that promotes and oversees conservation easements for ranches and farms in southern Idaho. The mission is to promote open space for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Read here to learn about two projects the group is currently supporting.

Thousand Springs Festival