By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Back in the 1880’s California experienced its largest silver strike in the high desert of San Bernardino County, and Calico became the place to be! Businesses bustled, the presses hummed, and the town was alive with commerce and trade.
The glory days of Calico will be relived as Calico Ghost Town presents the 49th Annual Calico Days Celebration, October 3rd and 4th, 2015.
The town will come alive with music, shows, and games for every age that will recall the days when silver mining was king. New to Calico Days this year is the Pico Pistolero Old West Card Room. Learn how to play the table games of the old west like Doc Holiday, Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp.
Between the music and games, make sure to take a stroll through the Old West encampments on Main Street. Guests are invited to wander through this living historical display, interact with the “towns people,” and experience life during that era.
Favorite features of past Calico Days events will also return, including the Old West Character Parade and Costume Contest, The Miner’s Triathlon, old west gunfight shows, and the crowd favorite — Burro Run.
Calico Ghost Town shops and attractions will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the event is $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for youth (6-15), and free for children 5 and under.
Camping is still available, and reservations include admission to the event for up to four people per site. Camping reservations may be booked directly online at www.sbcountyparks.com, or by calling 800-86-CALICO.
Please visit www.calicotown.com for up-to-date information on Calico Days and Calico Ghost Town.