On Saturday, June 11th California State Parks and Sierra Gold Parks Foundation are hosting Humbug History Day. 

After a 2-year hiatus due to the epidemic, Humbug History Day is returning to commemorate California’s golden olden days with volunteers in period costume interpreting the historic heritage at North Bloomfield (formerly Humbug) California, the State Park’s semi-ghost town.

Malakoff Diggins State Park celebrates Humbug History Day on June 11, 2022

The furnished historic buildings include a residence built in 1852, drug store, barbershop, general store, saloon, blacksmith, stable and the Park Museum/visitor center.

Special attractions include the world’s shortest parade, the Carmichael Jug Band, Chris Crockett and his guitar, square dancing demonstrations, story-telling by Chris Enss in the Museum, ECV Chapter 10 Clampers Barbecue, Lazy Dog ice cream treats, root beer floats, popcorn, historic crafts, face painting, and kid’s games, as well as the ceremonial demonstration of the “monitor” water cannon.

Come to Malakoff Diggins SHP with family and friends to discover the idyllic splendor and historical awe of one of California’s most enchanting State Historic Parks.

This event is made possible by a collaboration between California State Parks and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the educational and interpretive programs of State Parks in Western Nevada County.

For More Information call 530.265.2740 or check out SGPF’s website:


What: Humbug History Day

When: Saturday, June 11th from 11am-4pm

Where*: Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, 23579 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959

Cost: $10/vehicle for parking; $9 for seniors.

*DIRECTIONS: Follow Highway 49 North, 11 miles from Nevada City. Turn right on Tyler Foote Road and follow the double-yellow lines for 15 miles to the Park. (Note: Do not access the park via North Bloomfield Road from Nevada City, as the road is rough and unpaved after Edwards Crossing.