122nd Annual Miners Picnic
"A picnic ... a tradition and tons of fun since 1895!" Early Miners Picnics helped raise money for miners' widows and orphans. Today, it's a chance to celebrate our Northern California history of gold, grit and glory! You won't want to miss the nail-biting mine-rescue reenactment at high noon in the Mineyard. Cheer the vintage rescue vehicles on, as they race to save the injured miners. Bring your lunch, blankets and chairs, and picnic on the shady, historic grounds. Plenty of delicious food will be for sale outside the 1905 Clubhouse, including Cornish pasties and ice cream. There's an old-fashioned Cakewalk with loads of sweet treats, plus lively entertainment on the special stage. The Mineyard will be buzzing with activity, especially in the Blacksmith Shop. Visitors will receive a warm welcome at Empire Cottage by Living History docents portraying the characters who shaped our history. With special activities and entertainment for children, it's a day of music, magic and non-stop famly fun. Everyone's invited, including well-behaved dogs on leashes.