California State Parks and Sierra Gold Parks Foundation are hosting the 57th anniversary of the establishment of Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park on Saturday, June 11th, 2022, 11am-4pm. $10/vehicle for parking; $9 for seniors.
After a 2-year hiatus due to the epidemic, this annual celebration known as Humbug History Day is returning to commemorate California’s golden olden days with volunteers in period costume interpreting the historic heritage at North Bloomfield (formerly Humbug) California, the State Park’s semi-ghost town.
The furnished historic buildings include a residence built in 1852, drug store, barbershop, general store, saloon, blacksmith, stable and the Park Museum/visitor center.
Special attractions include the world’s shortest parade, the Carmichael Jug Band, Chris Crockett and his guitar, square dancing demonstrations, story-telling by Chris Enss in the Museum, ECV Chapter 10 Clampers Barbecue, Lazy Dog ice cream treats, root beer floats, popcorn, historic crafts, face painting, and kid’s games, as well as the ceremonial demonstration of the “monitor” water cannon.
This event is made possible by a collaboration between California State Parks and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the educational and interpretive programs of Nevada County’s State Parks