Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Angels Camp Gold Rush Day

Gold Rush Day returns to Angels Camp Oct. 18

Angels Camp – August 18, 2014 – The Angels Camp Commemorative Committee of the Angels Camp Business Association is busy preparing for its third annual Gold Rush Day and Street Fair in historic downtown Angels Camp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Entry is free of charge and a free shuttle service from Bret Harte High School and Frogtown are offered.

A tribute to Angels Camp’s rich history, Gold Rush Day will showcase three stages of live music and entertainment, street vendors of all descriptions, old west reenactments, a miner’s encampment, a working replica of the Angels Brothers Trading Post tent, gold panning, children’s activities and a variety of food and beverage opportunities including wine and beer. Special guests Henry Angel and Mark Twain (talented impersonators) are scheduled to appear, along with acclaimed musicians including Grover Anderson and his band, Route 88 and Music with Maria.

“This event continues to draw thousands of visitors and residents to celebrate California’s Gold Rush,” said Donna Stevenson, ACCC Chairman. “We’ve extended event hours this year and plan to make it the best Gold Rush Day we’ve ever had.”

At this time ACCC is seeking vendors, volunteers and entertainers. “We also want to invite any type of Gold Rush activities to join in the celebration,” noted Karon Knuist, event manager and administrator for the Angels Camp Business Association.

Vendor cost for a10 by 10-foot space is $100 for craft or food booths, $50 for Angels Camp Business Association members and Angels Camp Farmers Market vendors, and $30 for non-profit organizations. Downtown merchants are encouraged to organize sidewalk sales in front of their stores. Vendors can contact Knuist at 736-1333 to reserve a space.

Angels Camp’s Main Street will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the intersection of Murphys Grade Road on the north to Vallecito Road on the south. Free Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up, parking, traffic control and other duties. To volunteer, contact Donna Stevenson at donnams@goldrush.com or 743-0220.

Interested musicians and entertainers should contact Knuist to schedule their spot on one of three stages spanning downtown.

“We’re asking people to pen it in on their calendars, because this is an event they won’t want to miss,” added Knuist.

For more information, visit angelscampbusiness.com or on Facebook/TheACCC and Facebook/acabusiness.