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 53rd annual Calico Days Celebration, September 28th & 29th, 2019.
The town will come alive with music, shows, and games for every age that will recall the days when silver mining was king. Returning 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 The Earps, Bat Masterson and Doc Holiday. Even join in a “Q & A” session with Mr. Doc Holiday himself.
Between the music and games, make sure to take a stroll through the Old West encampment on Main Street. Guests are invited to wander through this living historical display, interact with the “towns people,” and see how life was lived during that era. Enjoy hands on activities, such as, Arrowhead Making, Adobe Brick Making, Rope Making and more.
Favorite features of past Calico Days events will also return, including the Old West Character 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 for adults, $5 for youth (4-11), and free for children 3 and under.
There are still camping accommodations available, and reservations include admission to the event for up to four people per site. Camping reservations may be booked by calling 800-86-CALICO. Calico also offers cabins and bunkhouses.
Please visit www.calicotown.com for up-to-date information on Calico Days and Calico Ghost Town. All activities subject to change without notice.