Camp Floyd State Park, in conjunction with the Utah Territorial Civilian Commission and Utah Civil War Association, will host Camp Floyd Day on Saturday at Camp Floyd State Park.
Camp Floyd Day celebrates the history of Johnston's Army and the influence it had on Utah and Civil War history. The event includes re-enactors, storytelling, stagecoach rides and military drills. Activities will be ongoing throughout the day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The events will begin with a cannon and firearms display, followed by the story of Camp Floyd. Stagecoach rides will run from noon to 2 p.m.
Established in 1858, Camp Floyd was the largest military installation then in the United States. The army was sent to Utah to put down a Mormon Rebellion, which never took place. The army was recalled in 1861 with the outbreak of the Civil War.
The event is free and open to the public. Special fees for certain activities still apply.
Camp Floyd State Park is located in Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on state Route 73. For more information, contact the park at 801-768-8932.