Your Gold Nugget Day's Incorporated, Gold Nugget Museums, are hosting the traditional Gold Nugget Days celebration in Paradise, CA! Despite the recent Camp Fire event and displacement of everything and everyone we hold dear, our board of directors has seen fit to host the first returning major event for 2019!
Additionally, "will there be a parade?" Your Gold Nugget Days committee has been hard at work evaluating the impact of a parade or procession through the streets of Paradise. With concerns about toxicity, onlooker safety, and working with limited resources, they have decided to forgo a Paradise parade for 2019, but will be fully engaged in parading on Saturday, May 4th for Pioneer Days in Chico; and Saturday, May 11th at the Durham Picnic and Parade! Both communities have invited us to attend and welcome our organization as a participant in their respective communities.
Our Gold Nugget Days celebration will occur at the following locations: The Paradise Community Park (Main Celebration); Magalia Community Church (Donkey Derby), Terry Ashe Receation Park (Craft Fair); Wine & Cheese fundraiser at The PLaCe; and a good old-fashioned Paradise Elks Hoedown at the Paradise Elks' new location!
Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS and stay tuned for updates on event times, finalized locations, and incoming participants for this year's events. #paradisepioneers
GOLD NUGGET DAYS BADGES are on sale now: Two special badges are available this year! Our 2019 Miner's Badge "Golden Discovery - A New Generation" pictured here, and a special "Moving Forward" Badge designed in support of our Camp Fire recovery efforts and the purchase of a symbol of hope...a genuine pioneer covered wagon to be featured in parades and special events. Both badges are available at the Depot Museum and other select locations around Paradise, including Save Mart on April 17 and 18, Starbucks April 19, 20 and 22, and Attic Treasures Mall. Be sure to register those badges at the Depot Museum, preferably during regular open hours before the start of the Gold Nugget Days Celebrations at Paradise Community Park. The holder of the prize-winning ticket will take home a beautiful, genuine Butte County gold nugget worth more than $750!!
PLaCe WINE/CHEESE AND BEER FUNDRAISER: Friday evening, April 26, 2019, from 4 - 8 p.m. Looking for a fun, great evening out? Paradise Lutheran Church, the PLaCe, 780 Luther Drive, next to Terry Ashe Park is entertaining a Wine, Cheese and Beer Tasting Benefit to start off Gold Nugget Days. Come join us at "The Watering Hole." Participants can expect to enjoy Wine/Cheese and Beer Tasting, Music by D.J. Justin Mora, raffle prizes, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres for $25, along with a wine pull for $20.
Proceeds will go towards the Friday Lunch Program for the community, and other outreach programs.
For questions please contact: Wanda Tessaro-762-1011 or Jerre Bates 826-6560.
DONKEY DERBY: Saturday, April 27th, 8 - 10 a.m. Brought to you by ECV 7-11 and Magalia Community Church. Due to the church's Camp Fire Recovery & Resource Center, the Donkey Derby will be held on the Sawmill Ballfield on the lower portion of the property. Parking will be off property and assistance to the ballfield will be provided by our Clamper friends. Donkeys will be released at Whiskey Flat at approximately 8:30 a.m. and should arrive on the ballfield for the obstacle course at approximately 9:00/9:30 a.m. A Pancake breakfast will be served at the Old Magalia church beginning at 8am.
GOLD NUGGET DAYS - PARADISE COMMUNITY PARK Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12 - 4 p.m. Entertainment, speakers, beer & wine, Devil's Mountain Brigade, Butte County Scottish Society bagpipes, Gold Nugget Queens and Queens’ Pageant Reunion with contestants and escorts, and live music brought to us by the Paradise Community Concert Band, and the Jeff Pershing Band. Depot Museum exhibits, Rib BBQ (by Coldwell Banker) provided to EMS personnel/First Responders and NEW and RENEWING Gold Nugget Museum members, Food Trucks, and so much more!
GOLD NUGGET CRAFT FAIR: Saturday, April 27, 2019.This 41st annual event will be held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, Skyway, Paradise. A variety of crafts created by approximately 90 artisans from all over Northern California, Oregon, Nevada and beyond. Musical entertainment, demos and food will also be featured throughout the weekend. OPEN REGISTRATION: Will begin TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019, and will continue to be accepted at the Paradise Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway until 5:00pm, Thursday, April 25, 2019, provided there is space available. For more information and vendor details: https://www.paradiseprpd.com/
GOLD NUGGET DAYS HOEDOWN: Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 6pm - 9 p.m. Family fun with LIVE MUSIC by NORTHERN TRADITIONZ. Entrance $15, 10 & under FREE. Food and beverages will be available. Come celebrate the last event of Gold Nugget Days Celebration 2019 at Paradise Elks Lodge (temporary home) at 1080 Ewald Court, located down Clark Road behind the Paradise Post building. Proceeds will go back to our local community. For more information contact: Jerre Bates 826-6560