Don’t Miss: Gold Rush Days

July 30, 2012 by

Travel back to a simpler time at Sacramento’s 13th Annual Gold Rush Days. Taking place in Old Sacramento, the Gold Rush Days festival celebrates the city’s cultural past by transforming the historic district into a representation of what it was like in the 1850s. Dirt roads, horse drawn carriages, period dress, gold panning, arts and crafts and a tent city set the stage for a weekend of old-time fun.

This year’s festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend, from 8/31 – 9/3. History is brought to life on the streets, where musicians play tunes from the era, artisans sell their goods, and the food is simple and good.

Gold Rush Days is the perfect place to take the family for the holiday weekend, with plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy. Visitors of all ages will learn about the pioneers’ quest to California to find gold, and how they lived and survived as they struggled to forge a life along the country’s west coast.

Admission to this festival is free. For more information, and a schedule of events, visit the Gold Rush Days website.

Photo source: Sacramento Gold Rush Days

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