Grass Valley Gold Rush Days
Take a step back in time to the 1850s where gold was king in Grass Valley and Nevada County.People came from all over the world to mine here with the hope of hitting "the Mother lode." On June 21, 22 the Grass Valley Downtown Association with help from the merchants will turn Mill and Main Streets back in time. Costumed vendors, merchants, dressed windows and more! This is all FREE admission and FREE parking! We are even opening up additional parking at the permit lots! Gold pan with the Empire Mine, watch a real blacksmith at work, take an old time photo at True Grit studios and grab a real Cornish pastie and a sip of sarsaparilla! The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday until 6 p.m. and then join us for an old-fashioned "hoe down" and a chuckwagon BBQ.
Then join us on Sunday Morning for "Cowboy Church at 9 a.m. followed by a Friends of Hospice pancake breakfast (proceeds to benefit Hospice of the Foothills) for only $5 We have lots in store for ya! So "mosey on over"
Interested in being a vendor? We are looking for Gold Rush era attractions, merchandise and more! Check out our applications.
Gold Rush T-Shirts and commemorative mugs available for purchase on the day of the show!
Come in costume! Prizes awarded for best costumes... see the information booth for details.
Empire Mine- Living History, Blacksmith, Gold Panning and mining equipment exhibit
The Bookseller- featuring local history writers (on hand for autographs and questions)
Dr. Solars Magical Medicine Show CLICK HERE for details
Past Due and Playable Band
The Humbug Band
Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce presents.... Succession Days reenactment
Towers Casino- Black Jack tables (try your hand with these crafty dealers)
Bradshaw Balloon show
Learn to hand weave with an old fashioned loom
"Trappers and Traders" The Trading Post
Italian Cultural Center- Learn how the Italians helped shape Nevada County
Old fashioned keg sarsaparilla (made just for this event)
Old Time Pictures at True Grit Studios
Stores and restaurants are OPEN and decorated for the occasion too.
If you have a trade to demonstrate or a booth that you feel would compliment the event.
Download the application and submit! (coming soon)
Additional questions or how to participate in this event call our office at (530) 272-8315