Between 1841 and 1869 over 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed up wagons, and set out over-land for California.
Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000-mile trek; some seeking land, some gold, others seeking adventure, and some for reasons we may never know. Enjoy Native American programs, visit with trail reenactors, and much more. Our young visitors will enjoy Jr. Ranger activities throughout the camp.
California Trail Days is a pioneer reenactment event for the whole family!
Schedule of Events:
10 a.m. Mural Art Walk
11:00 a.m. Gold Rush Songs with Hank Cramer
11:00 a.m. Flint, Steel & Fire
12:00 p.m. Anatomy of a Wagon
12:30 p.m. Black Powder Demonstration
2:00 p.m. Juneteenth: A Celebration of African Americans Out West
3:00 p.m. Frontier Songs with Hank Cramer
1:00 p.m. Soldiering at Fort Ruby – Saturday Only!
1:00 p.m. Emigrant Descriptions of Elko Valley –Sunday Only!
7:00 p.m. Pioneer Dance with Live Music – Saturday Only!