April 27th

     9am til 4PM

We welcome back Ken Freeman as Master of Ceremonies . He will be announcing the musical acts on the stage as well as activities about to begin at other venues all day long .



 our old favorite  Musicians will set the mood for the day.

Special Frontier Style Mass 

honoring the Pioneer Priests of the Sierra Foothills

Plinky & Plunky
with Kids on Stage
 Kids are invited to join Kit and Janet on stage to play rhythm instruments and sing along with such favorites as Buffalo Galls wont you come out tonight and other gold rush favorites

12:00 Noon
The Stamp Mill Stompers from Nevada County . They will play some Dixieland tunes to get your toe tappin--

Dancing is encouraged

  • Best Costume Contest -Judged by the audience

  • Art contest –

  • Drawing for prizes


The Buffalo Gals a gold country favorite. They are a real hit at Pioneer Day for the past 2 years and they will be back again this year.

10:10  The OCD Band a highly esteemed group from the gateway to the goldfields

Back by Popular Demand

We have something extra special to begin Pioneer this year.  Father Dan Madigan will perform a special mass honoring the Pioneer Priests who served during the gold rush. One of them was his great Uncle Daniel O'Sullivan who reopened the Smartsville church when it was rebuilt.

3:00                 Awards Ceremonies