Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo Postponed to October 2017

The Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo has been postponed.  There WILL NOT be a fair, rodeo or pow wow in Bluff during September. The event was originally scheduled for September 15 – 17, 2017.  The fair has tentatively been rescheduled for October 27 -…

Utah Symphony Comes to Bluff

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 8 p.m. | Bluff, UT Don’t miss this once-in a life experience to see the Utah Symphony with the backdrop of Bluff’s gorgeous sandstone cliffs and its pristine dark skies. This free outdoor concert will feature the full Utah…

Announcing the 19th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival

19th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival January 13-15, 2017 Make your plans to be in Bluff January 13-15, 2017 for our annual spectacular balloon fest. Schedule and sponsor details coming soon! For a recap and video of the 2016 Balloon Festival, click here. 

Celebrate Cedar Mesa Weekend March 4 – 6

Local conservation group Friends of Cedar Mesa is hosting its annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa event, a full weekend of lively presentations, local films, workshops, hikes and service projects helping protect the beauty and archaeology of this spectacular landscape. The three-day weekend held March 4…

The 18th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival!

The 18th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival was held January 15-17th, 2016. Despite some weather holdups, we had a beautiful Saturday night Glow-In and spectacular flights Sunday morning over the Bluff skies of Bluff.

Bluff Arts Festival: Trail of the Artists

Here is all you need to navigate the 2015 Bluff Arts Festival Trail of the Artists Friday Oct. 16 – Saturday, Oct. 17. The map below will help you decide at which gallery to begin your tour. Additional Details For more details on the…

New Monument to be Dedicated in Bluff on October 10th

A new monument at the Bluff Fort honors the San Juan pioneers who came to Bluff after the original Hole in the Rock company.  The monument will be dedicated on October 10th by Steven Snow, LDS Church Historian and Record, and Executive Director of…

Bluff’s Buick: A History of the Iconic Car at Cow Canyon Trading Post

It’s one of the iconic images of the ultimate Southwest road trip; the 1949 Buick Super parked in front of Cow Canyon Trading Post in Bluff, Utah.  American Road magazine recently featured the Buick on the cover of an edition dedicated to the land…

Bluff International Balloon Festival: Call for Sponsors

Would you like to ride in a balloon during the Bluff International Balloon Festival? Rides are only available for those who sponsor a balloon. For January 15-17 2016, the festival will feature 28 balloons and 28 sponsors. Balloon Sponsorships are $300. If you are…

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Sept. 19th

  Local conservation group Friends of Cedar Mesa is hosting their first annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival this Saturday, September 19th at the Bluff Community Center. Friends of Cedar Mesa is bringing a personalized lineup of 8 Wild & Scenic films for outdoor enthusiasts…

Workshops announced for Bluff Arts Festival Oct. 16-18

It’s time to sign up for workshops at the annual Bluff Arts Festival. This year’s festival features an incredible lineup of workshop choices so what will it be?  Willow weaving? Plein Air Painting? Cooking Native Foods? You decide! Online registration is available here. Click here…

Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo

The 26th annual Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo comes to Bluff September 18 – 20, 2016. You don’t want to miss this one.

2015 Bluff Arts Festival – October 16th – 18th

Join us again this year for the annual Bluff Arts Festival featuring works of town and nearby resident artists. The festival was begun in 2005 at St. Christopher’s Mission but has continued to expand throughout town each year. The festival now features a variety…

DesignBuildBLUFF Hosts Events to Celebrate Project Completion

DesignBuildBluff will be hosting multiple events as part of their project completion and student graduation ceremonies. DesignBuildBLUFF is a graduate architecture program at the University of Utah focused on immersing students in hands-on cross-cultural experiences.  DesignBuild Bluff works in partnership with the Navajo community of…

Friday Night at the Fort

The Bluff Fort has announced the schedule of Friday Night at the Fort programs for April and May 2015. If you are in Bluff on a Friday evening, be sure to check out the entertainment at the Bluff Fort.  Each Friday evening program features…

Screening of Film, SUN MARKER, March 21st at Edge of the Cedars

On Spring Equinox, Saturday, March 21, from 4 – 6 p.m., the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum hosts a special showing of a new documentary film, SUN MARKER, by DavD Rogers.  The film is about the construction and artistry of the Sun…

2015 Celebrate Cedar Mesa Weekend, March 6 – 8th in Bluff

  Celebrate Cedar Mesa is the annual gathering of people who care about the Cedar Mesa area.   Friends of Cedar Mesa have announced a full weekend of activities designed to intrigue anyone who loves the natural and cultural wonders in Bluff’s backyard.  Visit www.friendsofcedarmesa.org/celebrate for…

Bluff Elementary School and the Bluff Balloon Festival

Bluff Elementary School plays a substantial role in making the Bluff International Balloon Festival an event that draws pilots and visitors to Bluff  year after year during the Martin Luther King weekend. Each fall, children at the Bluff Elementary School draw pictures of a hot air balloon with…

Schedule for 2015 Bluff International Balloon Festival Now Available

Twenty-eight hot air balloons are scheduled to participate in the 2015 Bluff International Balloon Festival.  Now in it’s 17th year, the festival offers an up close opportunity to see these spectacular hot air balloons as they fly over the red rocks of Bluff and…

2014 Winter Solstice Weekend Events in Bluff, December 20 – 21st

Join in Bluff’s modern-day version of the ancient Winter Solstice ritual held December 20 – 21, 2014.  The Winter Solstice is the turning point in the sun’s journey, as the longest night of the year leads to the sun’s revival.   We know that Winter Solstice was…

17th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival Dates Announced

  The Business Owners of Bluff are pleased to announce the dates for the 17th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival in Bluff, Utah. The 2015 festival will be held January 16th – 18th. A complete schedule for the weekend will be posted on this…

25th Annual Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo This Weekend

It’s time to rodeo! Bluff, Utah is the place to be this weekend (September 12 – 14th) as it is the location for the 25th Annual Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo.  Visit www.utahnavajofair.org for a full list of all the events during the fair.   Many…

2014 Bluff Arts Festival Invites Regional Artists and Craftspeople to Participate in the Live Art Event

The 2014 Bluff Arts Festival will feature a Live Art Event during the festival.  This is an opportunity for artists to display and sell their work, as well as demonstrate a bit of how they create their artwork. On Saturday, October 18th, from 9…

2014 Bluff Arts Festival Featured Artist–Call to Bluff Area Artists

The Bluff Arts Festival committee invites area artists to submit original art work in any medium, including painting, printmaking, photography, fiber, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media, to be considered for featured artist at this year’s 10th annual arts Festival.  Artists should live or…

10th Annual Bluff Arts Festival Dates Announced

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Bluff Arts Festival to be held October 16 – 19, 2014. For four, beautiful, fall days, Bluff buzzes with activity as artists from around the Four Corners area showcase their work.  Now in it’s 10 year, the festival features a variety of beautiful creations…

Bluff International Balloon Festival Chosen for The Utah Bucket List 2

            The Business Owners of Bluff are pleased to announce that The Salt Lake Tribune and KUED-TV, Channel 7, have selected the Bluff International Balloon Festival as one of the segments for The Utah Bucket List 2, a program…

Chef Lidia Bastianich Celebrates Navajo Milestone in Bluff in PBS Series

  Celebrity chef and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich recently visited the Navajo reservation and Bluff, Utah.  Lidia came to Bluff to film a new episode of  the PBS show, Lidia Celebrates America—Life’s Milestones.  The popular show airs on Salt Lake City’s PBS station, KUED-Channel…

Bluff Balloon Festival Schedule Announced

You won’t want to miss the 16th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival to be held in Bluff on January 17th – January 19th. Thirty balloons are scheduled to fly in this year’s festival.  Balloons will soar in the skies over Bluff on Friday, January 17th…

Bluff Winter Solstice Events Feature Burning Sculpture and Sunrise Observation

Save the date of December 21st, for observation of the Winter Solstice in Bluff.  A sunrise observation at the site of the Bluff Great House, a parade, and the burning of another Joe Pachak sculpture are scheduled. Winter Solstice observations may have occurred in…

Celebration of Cedar Mesa to be Held in Bluff on November 2, 2013

  The Friends of Cedar Mesa will host a Cedar Mesa Celebration on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Bluff Community Center in Bluff, Utah.  Doors open at 12:00 noon. You are invited to join friends new and old, and to laugh, listen, talk,…

Bluff Fort Co-op Store and Visitor Center Dedication to be held October 11-12, 2013

The Board of the Hole-in-the Rock Foundation announces the dedication of the new Co-Op Store and Visitor Center at the Bluff Fort. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 11 with a warm welcome and a Navajo Taco dinner accompanied by informatl…

Workshop Registration Now Open for the 2013 Bluff Arts Festival

The 2013 Bluff Arts Festival will be held October 17-20th.  This year, you can take part in 17 hands-on workshops.  But, registration for these terrific workshops is filling up fast.  Be sure to register online at http://www.bluffartsfestival.org. “Like” BAF on Facebook Keep up to date…

24th Annual Utah Navajo Fair Schedule–September 10 – 15, 2013

The schedule for the 24th Annual Utah Navajo Fair and Rodeo in Bluff, Utah is now available. Click here for a downloadable PDF of the fair schedule.   Tuesday, September 10th: Whitehorse High School, Montezuma Creek, UT Miss Utah Navajo Pageant (6:30 p.m.)   Wednesday,…

New Co-op Building Now Open at the Bluff Fort

The new Co-op/Visitors Center Building is now officially open at the Bluff Fort. This replica of the original Bluff Fort Co-op will tell the incredible story of the pioneers who answered a mission call to colonize southeastern Utah.  In their arduous journey to the…

9th Annual Bluff Arts Festival–Call for Artists Announced

The 9th Annual Bluff Arts Festival will be held October 17 – 20, 2013.  Artists interested in participating in this year’s event can download an application at www.bluffartsfestival.org .  To be eligible for participation in this year’s event, artist applications should be submitted to…

Dates Announced for the 2013 Bluff Arts Festival

The 2013 Bluff Arts Festival will be held October 17 – 20, 2003.  Check this site for more information about the Bluff Arts Festival as it becomes available. For more information on the Bluff Arts Festival, click here.

KSL Channel 5 Hikes Butler Wash

While visiting the Bluff for the Balloon Festival, KSL Channel 5 hiked with Vaughn Hadenfeldt of Far Out Expeditions. Their video will be posted shortly.

KSL Channel 5 Visits the Bluff Balloon Festival

Adam Eakle of KSL Channel 5’s, KSL Outdoors, came to experience the 15th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival and see what all the hot air was about.  Eakle flew in a balloon piloted by Ric Simon.  Simon and his wife, Jodi, have flown the Bluff balloon festival for…

A Mammoth Tale

  It all started when well-known Bluff artist Joe Pachak spotted what he thought might be a petroglyph of a mammoth on a Sand Island petroglyph years ago.  This idea was not so far fetched considering a Clovis Site was discovered in the 1980’s…