Old Capitol Festivals
Every September, the Friends of the Territorial Statehouse collaborate with the Territorial Statehouse State Park to celebrate Utah’s pioneer history with three days of living history, musical performances, and heritage arts.
With support from the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership, the festival has continued to grow. Due to the guidance of the Heritage Area, additional funding has been secured from Millard County and the City of Fillmore to support the expansion of the festival.
Major emphasis has been placed on increased educational programming. The festival now hosts 750 school children each year. Students rotate through a variety of living history activities, from blacksmithing to milking cows, giving them a glimpse of life as an early settler.
Each spring, the Old Capitol Storytelling Festival connects area residents with their collective and individual pasts through storytelling and music. Professional storytellers and musicians perform in schools and community centers with the main program being held in Fillmore, Utah, in March.
Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership Funds
Leverage of GBHAP Funds
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