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 25th 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.

We had two winning homes entered in the 2020 Festival of Homes -
Mountain Modern and Desert Willow

Festival of Home photos

Mountain Modern

Custom built home with mountain views and modern style for Cedar City Parade of Homes
Custom home exterior view entered in Festival of Homes Cedar City
Custom kitchen with two islands marble countertops
mahogany cabinets featured in kitchen of Festival of Homes entry
Festival of Homes interior second floor views
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Step into luxury.

This modern beauty is set on top of the world and invites you outside to gaze out over the amazing red rock views. Life is elevated here with three oversized multi-glide doors to seamlessly blend indoor-outdoor living. This home is bathed in light and elegance and beckons you to sit and stay. But the views are not all that make this home amazing. Board formed concrete walls lead you through the entry and into the house as white oak open stairs take you to the main level in a innovative reverse living layout. The architectural details are are both subtle and stunning. The kitchen features Sapele Mahogany cabinets with chef-level Thermador appliances.


This house was built for entertaining!

Cook with confidence for friends and family in this show stopping kitchen. With two islands, there is always room to gather around the kitchen- one island for prepping, and the other is a beautifully crafted open-span waterfall. Out on the patio, you and guests can sit and look over the red rocks of the valley while you grill from the built-in BBQ, or soak in the hot tub. If you need to get some work done, the office is off the main living area and can be closed behind custom metal synchronized doors- pull one open or closed, and the other follows. Lights are programmed, window blinds open and shut automatically, the house is fully wired for sound, and security cameras monitor all areas for saftey. Then, at the end of the day, after enjoying your private movie screening in a deluxe theater, a single button puts the house to sleep. Of course, with it being a Choice Builders’ home, it’s built to the highest standards including top tier energy efficiency.  This home is artfully designed with aging-in-place principles – including a dumbwaiter and stacking closets engineered to easily place a future elevator.

People's Choice Award for Best Home, Festival of Homes 2020
People's Choice Award for Best Interior Design, Festival of Homes 2020
People's Choice Award for Best Garage, Festival of Homes 2020

Desert Willow

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Warm and inviting, this house will soon become one of your favorite new home designs.

The contemporary style has lush wood-tones throughout, reminding you of the surrounding juniper forest. The elegant design harmoniously balances graceful curves and straight lines. Minutes from downtown and nestled into the treed hills, you’ll feel the peace of this refined home and brand new neighborhood. Note the stunning design of the master shower, and the innovate master bath layout that gives you so much space and light. Not only are the high standards of Choice Builders fulfilled in this home, it also has our signature energy efficiency with low cost heating and cooling and constant thermal comfort. Smartly designed space makes this moderately sized home feel large while aging-in-place principles make this home easy to live and get around in, regardless of physical limitations.

This home includes cutting edge home automation with sound, security and lighting controls readily at hand.

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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 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 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.

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ENERGY STAR certified homes at the Festival of Homes

Come visit the two homes 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 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