8th Annual Gold Rush Days
Go back in time to the Gold Rush Era
Sacramento will relive the Gold Rush era with the 8th annual Gold Rush
Days Festival during Labor Day weekend, every day between August 31 and September 3 in Old Sacramento. The free
event, complete with cobblestone roads, horse-drawn wagons and Wild
West shoot-outs, will take visitors back in time to the 1850’s.
Costumed Living History characters will stroll through the streets of
Old Sacramento reenacting the Gold Rush era. Those in attendance can
participate in several period activities under multiple tents and along
the dirt roads.
Activities include Pony Express reenactments, cooking,
dancing, gambling, a traveling salesman, Colt revolver demonstrations,
butter churning, biscuit making, a blacksmith and gun shop, street
dramas, musicians, wagon and pony rides and gold panning.
The highlight of the event this year is the celebration of the Sisters
of Mercy’s 150th anniversary in Sacramento.
The Sisters will be
performing skits in the Old School House and the Eagle Theatre and will
host an exhibit in Waterfront Park. To celebrate the milestone year,
the Discovery Museum has an exhibit regarding their history exhibiting
artifacts and photographs gathered to showcase their 150 years of
service in Sacramento.
Gold Rush Days is produced in cooperation with the City of Sacramento,
The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, California State
Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Old Sacramento
Management, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation and the Discovery
For more information, visit www.discovergold.org or call(916) 808-7777 / www.discovergold.org
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