Special Programs

Artists’ Open Jam Session

LOCATION: Vagabond Inn Barn
September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sacred drum circleAll artists and local musicians are invited to bring their instruments to this hootenanny- style open-jam session event.  

Come play, sing or just listen as our talented artists and locals show off their musical talents!



Escalante Historic District Walking Tour

LOCATION: People’s Exchange
First recurring event starts: September 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am (full details)

Tour begins at the Peoples Exchange, one of Escalante’s most photographed historic buildings.  Come along to learn more about many of the historic structures throughout town.  Escalante was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 as a National Historic District with areas of noted significance in architecture, social history, commerce, agriculture, and exploration/settlement.  

Tour will be led by Dr. Larry Barnes, co-owner of the Peoples Exchange, an early (1899) co-op store on old Main Street, Escalante. His interest in Escalante history has led to several invitations to give lectures and to assist in preparation of the guide to the Escalante National Historic District.

Local & Vendor Goods and Services Silent Auction

LOCATION: Festival Hall
September 28 - September 29
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Plan to stop by the Silent Auction that features goods and services from local area businesses and festival vendors to bid on items to help support festival programming.  You never know what great items and fun services you might find to bid on.  Be sure to bid often and generously!

Escalante Fire Department Breakfast

LOCATION: Escalante Fire Station
September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Make plans to swing by the Escalante Fire Station to enjoy a yummy breakfast served up by Escalante Emergency Medical Response (EMT) and Fire Department Volunteers.  Proceeds from this breakfast go to support the amazing work of our volunteer fire department and EMTs.  Go show them some love and leave with a full tummy to boot!

Women of Plein Air Panel Discussion

LOCATION: Escalante Community Center
September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The women who participated in the Group Demonstration earlier in the week will convene to discuss how they approach their art, what inspires them, and the influences on their work.  The discussion will be facilitated by Sandy Larsen, retired art festival director.  Those participating in the panel include:

Emily Boespflug, Jackson WY
Carol Johansen, Mt. Pleasant, UT
Cynthia Rosen-Malter, Dorset, VT
Peggy Trigg, Questa, NM

More information about these artists can be found here.