Butch Cassidy Festival This Weekend In Beaver
Robert Leroy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, born in Beaver, in southern Utah, on April 13, 1866. He was the first of 13 children born to Maximillian and Ann Parker. During his youth he lived and worked at various locations in southern Utah including the family ranch near Circleville.
The 14th annual Butch Cassidy Festival will be held July 11 and 12 in Beaver. It will feature historic information and folklore concerning the infamous outlay, as well as Old West entertainment. Events include:
- Rib eating contest
- Mountain man camp
- Hypnotist show
- ATV excursions
- Pie eating contest
Butch traveled extensively and many spots throughout the West claim connection to the outlay. After many robberies he would return to Robbers Roost, an extremely remote and difficult canyon complex in southern Utah, where he and his gang would hide out from the law.
Robbers Roost was never successfully breached by law enforcement. Today the area attracts canyoneers who enjoy several difficult slot canyon routes.
See our Butch Cassidy pages for details about Butch's life and exploits.