Capitol Reef National Park hosting festival

Published: Monday, May 12 2014 5:55 p.m. MDT

Michael Gleason, of Sandy, middle, watches the sunset with two of his children, Declan, 12, left, and Anna, 10, outside Capitol Reef National Park on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

Chuck Wing, Deseret News

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CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK — The park will host its Keeping Traditions Alive festival this weekend.

Events will be held Saturday at the Gifford House beginning at 9 a.m. and running through 6 p.m. There will be live music and cultural demonstrations on quilting and rug twinning. Learn about branding, sheep herding, and the process for smoking meat.

Local historians will share stories from the past. A special history program will begin at 1 p.m., and an evening showing of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" will be held at the amphitheater at 8 p.m. All events are free.

Additional events to look forward to this year include Harvest Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 4, and the second annual Nature Holiday Songs on Saturday, Dec. 6.

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