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Inflatables And Free Live Entertainment At Gold Rush Days

By Anita Johnson —

COARSEGOLD — Live music, extreme inflatables, and a special dance to honor a local celebrity will be just part of the fun that visitors can expect to experience by attending Gold Rush Days at the Coarsegold Historic Village, organized by the Coarsegold Rodeo Association.

The CRA says Wild Hare is playing a free concert Friday night starting at 6 p.m., with no cover charge thanks to Century 21 Ditton Realty who sponsors the Ditton Stage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy music under the stars by this well-known rock, dance and variety band led by Eddie Guzman.

Gold Rush Days at the Coarsegold Historic Village operating hours are

  • Friday, May 5 from 4 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m. to noon, return to the Ditton Stage for a very special performance of the Patti Law School of Dance honoring the namesake and her wonderful dancers. Again, bring your lawn chair or blanket and be prepared for a heart-felt dance recital and tribute to this remarkable and beloved community icon.

Community members who have personal photos of themselves, children or grandchildren in Patti’s classes are invited to bring photos or pre-made scrapbook pages to the performance for inclusion in memory albums for Patti (pictures will not be returned).

Drop off your picture or already completed scrapbook pages at the “Miss Patti Scrapbook Memory Booth” for inclusion in the “Scrapbooks through the Decades.” If you would like to contribute scrapbooking supplies, please bring them to the event as well, as this is being done all by donation.

Organizers say Patti will receive some special awards honoring her 48 years of contributions to the hundreds of girls and boys that she has taught, loved and inspired. If you have a special award or memory that you would like to share, please contact Anita Johnson at 559-760-6848 so you can be included in the program.

There will be food booths to enjoy after the event that benefit YHS Baseball, Yosemite Badger Youth Football, YHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Coarsegold 4-H, Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst and Oakhurst Girl Scouts.

On Saturday, from 1 – 4 p.m. guests are invited to another free concert, this time by the country western group Sierra Riders, with bandleader Tim Johnson, former fiddler for western family band Sons of the San Joaquin.

Locally, they are featured performers at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church western gospel service.

Parking is $3 for Gold Rush Days at the Coarsegold Historical Village, and proceeds benefit Yosemite High School football.

The CRA says they are excited to partner with All About Fun Rentals to bring a dozen of the newest and coolest inflatables to Gold Rush Days at the Coarsegold Historical Village.

Starting at 4 p.m. on Friday when Gold Rush Days officially opens to the public, some of the featured inflatables will include the 11-piece Extreme Adrenaline obstacle challenge, the 5N1 Ninja Combo, two-lane bungee run, and 18-foot slide.

On Saturday, May 6 only, visitors may test climbing abilities with the Goliath rock wall challenge.

A wristband is required for access to the rock wall and inflatables. Cost is $10 per day for unlimited access to the Extreme Inflatables and rock wall and wristbands cannot be shared. Wristbands are valid for one day and for event operating hours for each day.

Limited wristbands are available for pre-sale currently at Coarsegold Elementary and Wasuma Elementary in the school offices. Wristbands can be purchased at Gold Rush Days at the ticket booth.

For more information check out the website: http://coarsegoldgoldrushdays.com/


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