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 Gals wont you come out tonight and other gold rush favorites

Back by Popular Demand


Bo Bevetori and Friends


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


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

3:00                 Awards Ceremonies

  • Best Costume Contest -Judged by the audience

  • Art contest –​

  • Drawing for prizes

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 .


Special Frontier Style Mass 

Dancing is encouraged


April 27th

     9am til 4PM

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

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

We have something extra special to begin Pioneer Day this year.  Father Dan Madigan will perform a special mass honoring the Pioneer Priests who served during the gold rush. One of them was Fr. Dan's great-grand uncle, Daniel O'Sullivan who reopened the Smartsville church after it was rebuilt and served as it's first resident pastor. He will be assisted in the mass by Tom DuHain who is also the Smartsville Pioneer Descendant of C.C. Duhain.