FAIRFIELD - Camp Floyd State Park is hosting Camp Floyd Days on Labor Day Weekend, September 3 and 5, 2011. The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army. Events include reenactments, encampments, stagecoach rides (Monday 12pm – 2pm), firearm and cannon demonstrations, marches, drills, 1861 period games, and photos in period uniform. The events will be conducted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
A Utah Furniture Lecture and Antiques Workshop is also scheduled on Saturday, September 3rd from 1pm – 3pm. The lecture details the recently placed furnishings in the Stagecoach Inn which accurately portray and interpret how the settlers of Fairfield lived during the 1860’s. The Antiques Workshop provides an opportunity for visitors to bring in an antique to receive an informal appraisal from representatives of the Utah Antique Dealers Association. The cost for each appraisal is $5. This event was funded in part by a grant from the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Preservation Initiatives Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Standard museum entrance fees are $2 per person or $6 per family. Food concession and stagecoach rides will be available to purchase at the event.
Established in 1858, Camp Floyd housed the largest concentration of U.S. troops then in the United State. The troops were sent to Utah to suppress a rumored Mormon rebellion which never took place. The army was recalled back east in 1861 for the Civil War emergency. Today, the park museum houses artifacts and exhibits from this historic event.
Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on State Highway 73. For more information about the event or park, please contact the park at 801-768-8932.
Mark A. Trotter
Camp Floyd State Park
18035 West 1540 North
Fairfield, Utah 84013
Experience the history of Camp Floyd.
Visit www.stateparks.utah.gov for a list of this years special events and programs.