Humbug Day June 9 at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park Celebrates 52 years at Humbug Day, taking place from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. this Saturday June 9, 2018.

Photo courtesy of The Union

Entertainment & Family Fun

[World’s Shortest] Parade, Izzy Tooinski, Buffalo Gals, Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Blessing, Gold Panning, Blacksmithing, Candle Making, Tin Punching, Weaving Demonstration, Organized Kids Games, Sierra Muzzle Loaders, Special Walking Tours, Ice Cream, Popcorn, Root Beer Floats, Snow Cones, & More!

  • Commemorate Malakoff Diggins’ Golden Olden Days as park staff and volunteers in period costume interpret our historic heritage at North Bloomfield, formerly Humbug, California; with music, games, crafts, food and fun.
  • Tour the historic buildings and grounds, echoing with the ghosts of miners and early settlers or poke around the relics of by-gone horse & buggy days in the fascinating Ostrom Stable.

Photo courtesy of The Union


Entertainment Schedule

11:00 Flag Ceremony

11:15 Welcome & Nisenan Blessing (Shelly Covert, Nevada City Rancheria)

11:30 Buffalo Gals

12:15 Alkali, Last of the 49ers & Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins

12:45 Izzy Tooinski

1:15 Parade (don’t miss this!)

1:30 Hydraulic Monitor (Water Cannon) Demonstration

1:45 Buffalo Gals

2:30 Izzy Tooinski

3:15 Alkali, Last of the 49ers


All Day Fun

Family Games

Face Painting


Gold Panning

Weaving Demonstration

Candle Making

Tin Punching

Sierra Muzzle Loaders

Lazy Dog Ice Cream

Root Beer Floats


Snow Cones

Historic Building Tours

Period Costumes


Follow Hwy. 49 north, 11 miles from Nevada City and turn right on Tyler Foote Rd. Then follow the double-yellow lines for 15 miles to the Park.

Park Day Use Fee $10 per vehicle

$9 for Seniors

For More Information call 530.265.2740 or check out our website:

23579 North Bloomfield Road

Nevada City, CA 95959


Content submitted by Syd Brown