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Festival of Homes in Cedar City

Cedar City Festival of Homes

The Cedar City Festival of Homes is a beloved community event offering a superior display of building craftsmanship. Home show entries exemplify the highest quality in design, building technology, landscaping, and interior design.

Bring your whole family out to explore the community and see the latest home design. You’ll see incredible features and new ideas.

Festival of Homes in Cedar City, A Brief History

Now in its 26th year, the Cedar City Festival of Homes is put on by the Iron County Home Builders Association. You might have called it the Iron County Parade of Homes but because it’s in Cedar City, known as Festival City USA, we call it the Festival of Homes.

The Iron County Home Builders Association is also part of the Home Builders Association of Utah and the National Association of Home Builders (Choice Builders is proud to be a member of all three associations). These organizations expect their members to practice high ethical standards, exhibit fair and honest business practices, and use the best products, services, and trade technologies. Entries accepted into the Festival of Homes must meet those standards and display superior building craftsmanship.

The Festival of Homes in Cedar City has gained regional support with visitors who come from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and California. Our local friends and neighbors also show great support by visiting our entries. Many people who visit the Festival are thinking about moving here, and the show gives them a taste of what it would be like to live here.

Choice Builders has one entry in the Festival of Homes for 2021

It's called Portico. You’re going to love the Portico! This low-maintenance home has everything you want, and nothing you don’t. Lots of natural light, single-level living, a guest suite, and best of all, it’s a model home for our new 55+ Active Adult Community: the Courtyards at Shurtz Canyon. You can pick this floorplan and personalize it to your taste. Of course, it’s designed using Aging-in-Place concepts, and it’s built to our strict energy-efficient and quality standards. Walk through it, sit on the patio, or lounge in the sitting room off the master suite. This is your domain! Talk to us about how this beautiful luxury ranch home can be your new home.

Portico is Home #7 in the Festival of Homes event. The address is 348 South Cedar Creek Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84720. 

  • To get there, head south on 4300 W Street to Laurie Lane. Turn left onto Laurie Lane heading northwest 4/10 mile to 800 S Street
  • Turn right onto 800 S proceeding east 250ft to Westview Drive
  • Turn left onto Westview Drive heading northwest .65 miles where Westview Dr turns north
  • Proceed 1/10 mile on Westview Dr to Benson Way
  • Continue on Benson Way 1/2 block to Cedar Creek Dr.
  • Turn left on Cedar Creek Dr.
  • Proceed on Cedar Creek Dr 1/10 mile and the home will be on your left

Festival of Home photos:

Festival of Homes 2021
Event Dates and Times


Friday, September 3, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 4, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, September 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

No show during the week.

Friday, September 10, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 11, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 12, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


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New homes for sale in Cedar City, Utah featured at the Festival of Homes 2021.
Cedar City Festival of Homes 2021 featured home by Choice Builders
Modern kitchen design at the Festival of Homes Cedar City, Utah
Festival of Homes in Cedar City featuring open floor plan and natural lighting
Festival of Homes in Cedar City featuring a luxury ranch home with outdoor living
Cedar City Festival of Homes entry featuring outdoor living space
A Festival of Homes entry for the 2021 event in Cedar City
Cedar City Festival of Homes featuring outdoor living space with fire pit and water feature
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Building a Home in Cedar City

We spend much of our lives in pursuit of dreams for family, careers, education, living, and eventually retirement. Iron County offers a high-quality life, with beautiful surroundings and a safe environment filled with a community of people who want to enjoy day-to-day living with their friends and family.

Known as "Festival City U.S.A.” because of a plethora of events including music festivals, downtown parades, the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Theater Festival, and of course, the Festival of Homes. Cedar City is a center for tourism, commercial development, education, and the arts in southwestern Utah. 

Cedar City is a sanctuary of cool mountain air and world-class cultural attractions in astonishing proximity to the extensive outdoor adventure of Southwest Utah’s famous Mighty Five national parks – Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Zion National Park. It’s easy to take a scenic drive with plenty of overlooks to fill your senses and trails to get you out into the sanctuary of Mother Nature.

There are great places to hunt, fish, camp, and hike. If you like to ride ATVs, snowmobiles, mountain or road bikes, tour on motorcycles, play golf, downhill ski or snowboard, or, go boating, and ride horses or participate in other outdoor activities -- it's all here in your backyard. Plus, we have great public schools and are fortunate to have the highly-rated Southern Utah University with its championship collegiate division-1 sports programs. 

Utah’s highest ski area, Brian Head Resort, is only 30 minutes from Cedar City and has over 255 hectares with two, lift-served tubing hills and an entire mountain dedicated to learning skiing and snowboarding. In the summertime, the resort transforms into a mountain biking mecca with some of the best lift-served trails in the state.

Your Home, Your Way

Having a home that complements your lifestyle is important. The Cedar City Festival of Homes gives you an unique opportunity to see all the home building possibilities. Whether you want a comfortable home office, theater room, a spacious kitchen, a RV garage, workshop, craft room, and a great room for big gatherings –– you can have everything you want the way you want it. When you work with Choice Builders, you have input at every phase of the building process. You can integrate your personal style and create a house specifically suited to your needs and desires.

Energy Star Certified Home Builder

ENERGY STAR certified homes at the Festival of Homes

Come visit the Portico home we entered in the Cedar City Festival of Homes. You’ll see new energy-efficient technologies and the ways we enhance living through quality craftsmanship. All the homes we build use methods and materials that will save you money on utilities every month.

New kitchen and household appliances have improved dramatically and have higher than ever energy efficiency ratings. New furnaces and air conditioners will be much less expensive to operate. With these savings, you can expand your ideas and upgrade other areas in your home.

Read more about our ENERGY STAR certified homes.

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"After purchasing my Eco Friendly "Energy Star Certified" home from Choice builders earlier this year, quite frankly I was a bit skeptical about the claims being made to save on monthly utility costs. Upon receiving my first electric bill in April I thought the utility company made a mistake. May was an unusually warm month here in Cedar City so as a test I left several appliances turned on longer than normal and ran the air conditioner at a much lower temperature than usual. My electric bill for May was 2/3 less than my other home for the same time period. As an added benefit – since this home is so well sealed – there is very little dusting required and dealing with allergies is less problematic."

– Marci Staudte


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You should feel confident and excited during your home-building process. After all, the builder you choose could mean the difference between a project that's done right, on time, and on budget and one that costs too much, takes too long, and is fraught with quality problems.

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Our Affiliations and Professional Credentials:

Energy Star logo
LEED certification
Passive House Institute U.S. Certified Builder
Certified Green Professional National Association of Home Builders credential
U.S. Green Building Council LEED certified
Houzz Best in Service
Cedar City Rotary Club
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. Houses for Living. Homes for Life.
RESNET Energy Smart Contractor
Iron County Home Builders Association

Learn more about building a new home:

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new home exterior with stucco finish and large back patio and french doors
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new construction using stained wood framing of outdoor pavilion showing joists
open floor plan kitchen counter area and living room looking out into backyard through sliding glass doors
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