Two major festivals were cancelled in Cedar City this year; both Groovefest and Fireroad, yet there is a new event in town! The Utah UFO Fest. Tim Cretsinger inspired and encouraged me (Nate Cowlishaw) to organize and start this UFO Fest. I would come into Groovacious and he would give me a ton of advice on building this if I were to go forward with it. He warned me repeatedly that I would need to commit to this for the long haul to build community trust and that it wouldn’t grow overnight. My grandfather always said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day!” I have to give proper credit to Tim for inspiring some of the motivation and commitment to going forward with this while not giving up on it as a dream. Bringing something like this to the community could take years, he emphasized… Thank you Tim, I will miss the few “small talk” conversations we had.
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