Roaring Camp Railroads in the Santa Cruz mountains celebrates 50 years in 2013 and they’re throwing a Birthday Party on June 8-9, 2013 with heritage events for all ages, including the old town printing press, blacksmith and snake oil salesman shows, live music and panning for gold.
Roaring Camp 50th Anniversary Activities
See a real old-fashioned printing press in action and be amazed by the skill and artistry required of print makers in the past.
Watch Roaring Camp’s Blacksmith make tools and ornamental ironwork from the coals of a real working forge.
Learn about the effort that went into lighting up the darkness for past generations from their Candle Making Artisan. Demonstrations are free all day. Making your own candles costs $3.
Meet one of the expert Steam Engineers during a 30 minute presentation at the end of your exciting journey to Bear Mountain. Race your own Handcar down the rails for $2.
Try your luck in the trough panning for gold, the Roaring Camp way. Free to try. Claim jumpers can always guarantee a real gold find for $5.
Plus costumed characters from the Santa Cruz Mountains’ storied past will be strolling the streets of town. Visit with the Town Marshal, watch a movie in the Boxcar Theatre and listen to live music as we celebrate 50 years of making memories.
The Old West Photo studio will be open on weekends to take your picture posing in authentic period costumes (photos start at $18).