Welcome to the 11th Annual Malad Valley Welsh Festival

June 26 – June 28, 2015


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.


MALAD VALLEY WELSH FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(as of 5/15/2015 – subject to change)

 FRIDAY SCHEDULE

 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Church Cultural Hall)

Displays of Pioneer Family Histories
Displays of Life in Wales

 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Church Chapel)
Presentations:

10:00 a.m. Lucie Washburn:“Owain Glyndwr: The Last True Prince of Wales”
11:00 a.m. Cathy Clayton:“The Harp in Welsh Culture”
12:30 p.m. Debra Baldwin:“Caneuon Cymraeg: Learning Welsh through Folk Music”
1:30 p.m. Ron Dennis:“Captain Dan Jones: Fearless Defender of the Faith” (book signing to follow in hallway)

 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Senior Center)

Quilt Show and Bake Sale (sponsored by Oneida Quilters)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Samaria)

Blue Goose open
Tours of Jenkins-Davis cabin (Aunt Mary Ann’s Goodie Shop)
Self-guided tours of Samaria

 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Amphitheater)

Welsh/Celtic musical entertainment
Dragon Fyre at noon and 2:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  (City Park)

Heritage craft and food booths open

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (City Park)

Community Cookout (sponsored by Oneida County Senior Center)

Noon – 3:00 p.m. (Library)

100th Anniversary Exhibit and Book Sale

 Noon – 5:00 p.m. (Hotel Malad)

Photography Exhibit and Competition

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (begin in City Park)

 Wagon tours to historic cabins in Malad

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Museum)

Oneida Pioneer Museum open

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Church Chapel)

Youth Music Concert

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. (Church)

Presentations on History of Malad Valley by MMS 8th grade students (book signing to follow)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Church Chapel)      

Choir Concert

  

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

7:00 – 9:30 a.m. (City Park Pavilion)

Community Pancake Breakfast (sponsored by Samaria Community Foundation)

 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Church Cultural Hall)

Displays of Pioneer Family Histories
Displays of Life in Wales

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Church Chapel)

Presentations:
10:00 a.m. Cathy Clayton: “The Harp in Welsh Culture”

11:00 a.m. Ron Dennis: “Captain Dan Jones: Fearless Defender of the Faith” (book signing to follow in hallway)

12:30 p.m. Lucie Washburn: “Owain Glyndwr: The Last True Prince of Wales”

1:30 p.m. Debra Baldwin: “Caneuon Cymraeg: Learning Welsh through Folk Music”

 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Presbyterian Church)

Tours and refreshments

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (City Park)
Heritage games (sponsored by MMS MathCounts Team)

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (begin in City Park)

Wagon tours to historic cabins in Malad

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Senior Center)

Quilt Show and Bake Sale (sponsored by Oneida Quilters)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Samaria)

Blue Goose open

Tours of Jenkins-Davis cabin (Aunt Mary Ann’s Goodie Shop)

Self-guided tours of Samaria

10:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Hotel Malad)

Photography Exhibit and Competition

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (City Park)

Heritage craft and food booths open

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (City Park)

Heritage games (sponsored by MMS MathCounts Team)

 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Amphitheater)

Welsh/Celtic musicians and dancers

 Dragon Fyre at noon, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m.

 Noon – 3:00 p.m. (Library)

100th Anniversary Exhibit and Book Sale

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Museum)

Oneida Pioneer Museum open

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Church Chapel)

Piano-Duet Concert

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (Relief Society Room)

British Isles Missionary and Missionary   “Mom” Reunion/Party

6:00 p.m. (Amphitheater)

Finale Concert featuring Leaping Lulu

   7:00 p.m. (Iron Door Playhouse)

 “Tom Sawyer, Detective”

  

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Presbyterian Church)

Female vocalist concert (refreshments by LDS Church)

 


 

The Edward Nehemiah and Estella Evans Crowther Family Reunion. 

To be held on June 27, 2015 from noon to 2:30 P.M. at the LDS Third Ward building at 400 North 200 West, Malad, ID.   The family would like to invite any descendants of Edward David and Alice Richards Evans to meet at the Welsh Festival (cultural hall LDS Second Ward Building) at 3:30 that same afternoon.  Contact information is Bob Crowther @ 208-766-4642


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


Accommodations:

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

Spero’s

Subway

The Pines

Thomas Market Deli

 


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

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Idaho-Humanities-Council

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


MALAD VALLEY FESTIVAL

COMMITTEE CHAIRS – 2015

 

General Festival Chair

Jean Thomas, 208-766-5361

Treasurer

                Lisa Baker, 208-766-4125

Festival Contact at City Hall

                Susan Wittman, 208-766-4010

Publicity

                Joan Williams, 208-766-4773

Welsh History/Culture Presentations

                Jean Thomas, 208-766-4417

Concerts

                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

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