Welcome To The Malad Valley Welsh Festival

Welcome To The 12th Annual Malad Valley Welsh Festival

June 24 – June 26, 2016

The residents of Malad Valley would like to invite everyone to the Malad Valley Welsh Festival this year. We are celebrating the rich Welsh heritage that has contributed to the quality of life in the settlement of this beautiful valley.

Welsh pioneers were the first to settle in the Malad Valley in the 1860s. One of their many Welsh traditions was an annual cultural arts event called an eisteddfod, with roots going back 900 years. This event was held locally for many years until it was discontinued before World War 1.

Today, Malad Valley has the largest per-capita concentration of people of Welsh ancestry outside the country of Wales itself. For that reason, many residents of the Valley wanted to reestablish their Welsh roots. In 2005, after a 90 year break, this annual cultural event, now called the Malad Valley Welsh Festival, once again became a reality.


 To Be Announced

How to get to Malad: Malad is located on I-15, 13 miles north of the Idaho/Utah stateline.  Malad is 100 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah, and 55 miles south of Pocatello, Idaho.

Location of Welsh Festival: Malad City Park is located between Oneida County Library and LDS Second Ward Church on 100 West.  Most activities are at the Park and the LDS Church building. Follow the Welsh flags to the Park.

Map  to Malad Follow the flags to our Malad City Park


Hotel Malad (208-766-2399)

Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast (435-757-6374) or jill@abigailsbedandbreakfast.net

Red Rooster Inn Bed and Breakfast (208-766-3281

Village Inn Motel (208-766-4761)

K-C Campground (208-766-2759)

Annie’s Cottage (vacation home rental)  (208-766-3625)

Campgrounds are located at all reservoirs throughout Oneida County.

Accommodations are also available in nearby communities:

Flags West Motel, Downey (15 minutes)

Tremonton, UT (40 minutes)

Logan, UT (50 minutes)

Brigham City, UT (45 minutes)

Pocatello, ID (50 minutes)

Eating Places:

Burger King

Dude Ranch

Las Fiestas

Malad Drive In

Me ‘n’ Lou’s

Pizza Stop

Purdum’s Pizza Place



The Pines

Thomas Market Deli

Visit Malad, Idaho!

The Malad Valley Welsh Festival would like to give a special thanks to:




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The Malad Valley Welsh Festival would not be possible without our donors and sponsors. THANK YOU!




General Festival Chair

Jean Thomas, 208-766-5361


Lisa Baker, 208-766-4125

Festival Contact at City Hall

Susan Wittman, 208-766-4010


Joan Williams, 208-766-4773

Welsh History/Culture Presentations

Jean Thomas, 208-766-4417


Helen Ward, 208-766-4014

Family History Displays

Bob Crowther, 208-6766-4642

Diane Pett, 208-766-4169

Heritage Games

Kathy Atkinson, 208-766-4469

Tracy Ward, 208-766-2977

Wagon Tours

Mike Hess,Jr., 208-766-4777

Musical Entertainment in the Park

Helen Ward, 208-766-4014

Quilt Show

Linda Burrie, 208-766-8200

Photography Exhibit and Competition

Lloyd Bush, 208-766-4466

British Isles Missionary Reunion and Missionary “Mom” Party

Kathy Atkinson, 208-766-4469

Hosts and Hostesses

Fay Cottle, 208-766-4847

Food Booths

Jill and Cory Daniels, 208-766-2110

Craft Booths

Roxanne Albretsen, 208-766-4777

Information Booth

Christie Oja, 208-766-4963

Welsh Country Store

Bobbie Ward, 208-766-4403

“Taste of Wales” Food Booth

Christine Bowen, 208-766-5678

Facilities Set Up/Tear Down

Tyrell Neal and MHS Basketball Team

Liaison with Oneida Pioneer Museum

Fay Cottle, 208-766-4847

Liaison with Samaria

Luke Waldron, 208-380-3522

Liaison with Chamber of Commerce

Eric Crowther, 208-766-4733

Liaison with LDS Church

Dotty and Brent Evanson, 208-766-4918

Liaison with Presbyterian Church

Edna Palmer, 208-766-4488