Thursday, July 5, 2012

Steampunk Weekend in the Gold Country with Trains!- Aug 4th & 5th

Join us in the Gold Country for a weekend of historic trains, live music and ripe blackberries, August 4th and 5th!

Jamestown, California has an historic district dedicated to 19th century railroads in California.  Its called Railtown 1897 ( and they are having a Singing Rails music festival and train showcase on August 4th and 5th (  And if that weren't enough... the same weekend, in the same town, Jamestown is sponsoring the 1st annual Rods to Rails vintage car show featuring pre-1972 cars and bikes (

On top of that, my mom lives in nearby Sonora and her blackberry patch will be just coming ripe and in need of picking....She's got camping space on her property as well, if you want to sleep under the stars by a creek to complete your Gold Rush Weekend!

We'll leave Friday night or early Saturday Morning and come home Sunday night.  We'll probably dress in our steampunk best for a visit to the Railroad Historic Park for pictures and a picnic, thin finish the day with a visit to Main Street to see the Cars.  Sunday, we'll pick blackberries and enjoy the country life!

Here are the details:

Meet us Saturday August 4th at 11am at Railtown 1897 outside the ticket office.  Picnic under the trees at 1pm.  Train rides and pics to follow.

What to bring:
  • Friends, Family and Small Children if you have them
  • Your best Old West Steampunk ensembles
  • A camera to capture the fun
  • Money for sarsaparilla and train rides
  • Comfortable shoes for dancing to live music and wandering the park
  • A picnic lunch with something to share
  • A sun hat or parasol and sun screen... its warm in the hills!
Will you be camping with us at my Mom's place in Sonora?  - Please let me know.  We have limited space and its first come first served. 
Car show and dinner on Main Street at 5:30.  We'll probably try to eat at the Willow Steakhouse on account of their epic old timey atmosphere and excellent food. (
  • If you are planning to join us for dinner, bring money for that as well- Let us know so we can add you to the reservation!
Blackberry picking at 11am on Sunday and if we have time and inclination we might head over to Historic Old West Columbia State Park for more steampunk fun and gold panning.  Or we might make Blackberry Pie.  Hard to say for sure...
As always last minute additions are always welcome but it helps if we know you are coming!

The Captain and Mrs. St.Clair

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