On a seemingly average, late evening in early 2011ce while watching something horrific and drinking a few witches brews, Witch Renee M. Anderson and Warlock A.W. Storm Anderson conceived of the Halloween in Summer Festival™. From a series of notes taken on a legal yellow pad the duo set out to pursue a dream. The inaugral year was originally called "Halloween in July" and started as just a party at The Filling Station on Historic Magna Main.
The second year they added a Trick-or-Treating portion to the event that was properly renamed to "Art on You Studios' Halloween in Summer Festival™". One year after that, "The Creature Feature" was added. By the fourth year, the event and greater vision had spread to other Artists, Entertainers, and media. That's when the Halloween couple, now known as the Baron and Baroness (formerly King and Queen of Halloween) along with the support of the Art on You Studios Shop Family, turned the event into a full-fledged street festival.
Each year the festival continued to grow and garner larger Sponsors such as FanX Comic Convention (formerly Salt Lake Comic Con), Warner Bros. IT, Jerry Seiner KIA, Sony's Hotel Transylvania 3, along with many others. The Baron and Baroness continued to push their vision and expanded the event to host well over 100 booths with Artists, Creators, Food, Merchants, and attractions like FanX Comic Convention, The Little Monsters Area with games and carnival rides, and Nightmare on 13th, a Main Stage with high quality entertainment ranging from Music and Dance to Magic and the Mysterious, a Cosplay Contest, Panels, a Beer Garden with second stage music entertainment, a spooktacular afterparty, and attracted 20,000 festival-goers!
In 2018ce, a difficult decision was made to retire the festival for AoYS and the Queen and King of Halloween. It was bittersweet for them, but we are certain with the rise of the Baron and Baroness, we will see more from them in the future. Meanwhile, for the festival, that's where Kilted Entertainment came in.
RESURRECTION! Steve and Sue Nosack are well known and highly respected Community Leaders in Magna, Utah. Together, as Chair and Vice Chair, they oversaw the extremely widely attended "4th of July" festivities (which included fun run, breakfast, parade, activities and vendors in the park, live entertainment and fireworks show) for 2017 and 2018ce. Steve is a Councilman on the Magna Town Council and Vice President of the Magna Chamber of Commerce. They approached the Baron and Baroness about resurrecting the festival and an agreement between those close family friends was reached.
Now, as Kilted Entertainment, the Nosacks are carrying on the Art on You Studios' Legacy! Halloween in Summer Festival™ will continue in the same tradition that it was started. This is an annual, family friendly, Halloween themed festival for Halloween Artists, Collectors, Enthusiasts, and the curious hosted on Historic Magna Main. As it has always been, and in accordance with the original vision, the festival will continue to be a public, all-ages, FREE (no ticketed entrance) festival.
"Kilted Entertainment's Halloween in Summer Festival™" is dedicated to expand awareness and appreciation of Halloween through this annual all-ages event which celebrates the history, traditions, multitude of Gothic, Dark, and Halloween Art, Horror Entertainment, and the growing, modern Halloween Phenomenon.
Art on You Studios Years, 2011-2018
Kilted Entertainment, 2019-
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Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations
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The Original Founders
The Baron, Warlock A.W. Storm Anderson
The Baroness, Witch Renee M. Anderson