Celebrate Sacramento’s heritage at the 13th annual Sacramento Gold Rush Days this Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September, 3.
The best part? Admission is free!
What will you find at the Sacramento Gold Rush Days celebration? Oh, just about 200 tons of dirt paving the streets in Old Sacramento, and the opportunity to step back into the 1850s with your friends and family. You’ll also find folks dressed up in the period garb, as well as playing music, and instruments from the wild, wild west of gold in California.
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Activities and Performances include:
- Tent City: A recreation of town life in early Sacramento City where you can visit saloons, a gambling tent, doctors, dentists, and even an undertaker! Tent City also offered a variety of tasty treats available for purchase, including fish & chips, roasted corn on the cob, fresh-made kettle korn, homemade sarsaparilla, root beer, draft ale, local wines, and more!
- Gold Panning: Kids panned for gold and trade in their findings for Gold Rush currency.
- Pony Rides
- Artisan Alley: Tinsmiths, Blacksmiths, Lace makers and other artisans sold their wares.
- Arts & Crafts Stations
- Melodramas & Musicians: Performances took place daily at the Eagle Theatre and at multiple stages around Old Sacramento
- Squatter’s Riots & Pony Express Relays: Historic reenactments of Sacramento’s legendary history.
- And much, much more!
Have you been to Sacramento Gold Rush Days? Will you hitch up your wagon and go? I plan to. See you there!
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