Springville will have something for crafts and music lovers with the Homestead Hollow and Springfest events this weekend. Both of these events are designed to entertain people of all ages.

Terri Goforth, Homestead Hollow's arts and crafts coordinator, said the weekend-long event will be a fun time for the entire family and will give people a glimpse of older times.

"It's a great thing to do with your family," Goforth said. "It's only $7 for adults, so it's cheaper than going to the movies."

There will be a recreated pioneer village with a petting zoo, pony rides, handmade crafts, banjo players, soap making, basket weaving and great food throughout the day, she said.

"Come here and spend the entire day," Goforth said. "Listen to music and just sit around in a nice, relaxed atmosphere."

Homestead Hollow is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Springville will also host the ninth Springfest this weekend, which normally brings out about 3,000 to 5,000 people. Mike Toungette, president of the Springville Chamber of Commerce, does not think the two events will compete for an audience since Springfest's main concerts are after Homestead Hollow ends. 

There are eight bands in the lineup, including Act of Congress and Jason Bailey. Springfest is more than good tunes and local bands, however.This family-oriented event will also have carnival rides for children, food sold by the Springville Band Boosters, free popsicles, booths from local businesses and vendors and a fireworks show to end the evening.

"We're looking forward to a big, fun time," Toungette said.

The event normally falls during the first weekend in August, but Toungette said Springfest will fall in the spring this year, like its name suggests. The cooler weather of May makes the date change even better, he said.

Although he would like to see Springfest continue to grow in the future, he does not want the event to become too big and expensive that they have to charge admission.

"It's a way for the city and the chamber to do something nice for the citizens," Toungette said. "We want to keep people coming back each year."

He encourages people to grab their lawn chairs and coolers and come out for an entertaining evening.

Springfest is on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Elam Field.

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