Gold Dust Days Celebration Is This Weekend In Gold Bar
July 26, 2018
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CLICK TO ENLARGE: Civil war reenactors camp at Gold Dust Days. Sky Valley Chronicle photo.
(GOLD BAR, WA.) – The weatherman says it’ll be hot and sunny for the debut this Friday of this year’s annual three-day Gold Dust Days community celebration in Gold Bar.
For Friday the forecast is blazing sun and high near 87. On Saturday it’ll be sunny with a high near 90 and for Sunday, more sun and a high near 92. Bring the sunscreen sonny and slather it on good and thick.
The event - a nod to the town’s past of logging, mining and soiled doves plying the eternal trade at local saloons in the 1800’s - runs from 3:30 pm Friday July 27 to 5:00 pm Sunday the 29th and features all the things that make small town festivals fun and worthwhile.
This year there’s an expanded Gold Dust street fair featuring local handcrafted art as well as commercial products of all kinds (over three dozen vendors are signed up) plus there’s festival food, live music, a parade, a Classic Car Show (local man Dennis Blansett started the show 11 years ago and his daughter Lori still manages it) and free, fun kid’s activities all weekend long such as a slip & slide play area, face painting, bouncy houses, art projects, gunny sack races and more.
The Grand Parade is planned for Saturday the 28th. Most all of the activities take places at the Gold Bar Elementary school on Lewis Street.
Also, there’s the interesting Civil War historical encampment located at the Highway 2 park right along the south side of State Route 2 in Gold Bar.
You can catch a free hay wagon if you’d like, to take a look see. But don't stand in front of that big Civil War cannon the re-enactors shoot off once or twice a day or you’ll find a hole blown through your belly 18 inches in diameter and they’ll be picking up what’s left of your innards for days on end atop Mt. Index about 10 miles up the highway.
It’s all gonna be a hoot n’ holler. Be there or be obtuse Bubba.
P.S. Gold Dust Days Set Up Crew Needs Your Help
If you’ve got a strong back and willing mind, the Gold Dust Days set up crew needs you.
We heard from the legendary Brother Ray in Gold Bar the other day: “We could use some help at 8 AM on Friday the 27th at Gold Bar Elementary to set up some shade tents. The 3 man crew we have right now are like really old guys! We need some fresh young muscle.”
Ya gotta love up-front honesty like that in an age where a US President has the unmitigated gall to tell Americans incessantly (often with a smirky little smile) not to believe in what we see, hear and read because it’s all “fake” and that the only realty is what comes out of his oh-so-truthful New Yawk mouth.
We’re here to tell you kids that when Ray speaks, you can take that bad boy straight to the bank. If Ray told us the sky was falling, we’d duck.