In the Beginning
Set at the base of the northern Oquirrh Mountains is a little township in Utah called Magna. Since the settlement began in 1851, Magna has found it itself on the map in one way or another. Established by farmers, Magna quickly transitioned to a copper mining town, providing a necessary supply of precious metal for the war. The need for copper subsided as the war ended and subdivisions began growing in the south. Jobs in these fast growing areas stole away the citizens of Magna and Main Street began to deteriorate. What was once a booming mining industry, sadly became a ghost town.
Year of the Ghost
As such, Magna is now back on the map! Historic Magna Main is now the host of The Halloween in Summer Festival. No coincidence that this years theme is "The Year of the Ghost". The ghost town that once filled its streets with farmers and miners is now host to little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating in the middle of summer.
A Halloween Tradition
I had the pleasure of enjoying this fun filled event as a vendor. Running the Harvest Jack booth I watched as the neighborhood came to life. I appreciated watching children walk through the streets carrying with them A Halloween Tradition in a box.
Throughout the day there was a steady flow of Patrons enjoying the summer festives. Performer after performer filled the valley with music, magic tricks and entertainment that kept the 105 degree sun from melting the mood. There were carnival rides, snow-cones and trinkets along each block. The streets were filled with entertainers dressed as halloween characters giving a summer fright.
Sure enough, as everyone had promised, promptly at 5:00pm, the streets were over run with trick-or-treaters. A sight to see in the middle of July, as children dressed up and went from booth to booth yelling, "Trick-or-Treat!" As the sun began to set, you could feel the ambience of the rebuilt Magna Main. What used to be a deteriorated Main Street is now the host of loyal and dedicated businesses, Cyprus High supporters, bleeding red Ute Fans, little trick-or-treaters and an amazing Halloween in the Summer Festival.
Art on You Studios has brought back Magna Main from the dead. Amazing event! The name Magna was chosen because it means "great" or "superior". Art on You Studios, you have done a Magna job bringing Halloween to Summer!!
Art on You
Art on You Studios has brought back Magna Main from the dead. Amazing event! The name Magna was chosen for the name of the township because it means "great" or "superior". Art on You Studios, you have done a Magna job bringing Halloween to Summer!!