Here's lookin' atcha!
Heritage Day 2020! Burney Falls Park's famous annual FREE event brings history to life.
Historical crafts come alive during Heritage Day 2020 at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park on Sunday, October 11 from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Youngsters’ eyes are opened to the Pioneer (circa 1870’s) lifestyle, an era before internet and smart phones. For the mature crowd, it’s an opportunity to remember stories told by ancestors and historians. For all, it is a hands-on experience with teachers dressed in period costumes and... it's loads of fun.
Pine Doll Making
Making Ice Cream
And then I skinned that bear right there!
Yummy in my tummy!
Wait for me!
Anyone seen the bone?
Ain't that Dirty Dirk over there?
Look at that guy!
Great fun! Good times!
Heritage Day 2019!
Among the items participants can make are candles, doll-making using native materials, branding cedar rounds and the lost art of calligraphy. Additional exhibits include blacksmithing, brand designing, rope-making, shave and curl, shingle making, two-man saw bucking, spinning and weaving, and bead-making. An age old skill beneficial to individuals using modern camp stoves is learning how-to start a campfire with flint and steel in case the camp stove fails.
Enjoy musical entertainment provided by the ever popular Ol’ Time Fiddlers while eating vittles cooked over a fire and drinking hand pressed apple cider. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the Burney Lions Club. Free parking will be coordinated by the Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River and Burney Lions Club.
McArthur-Burney Falls State Park is located on Highway 89, six miles north of the intersection with State Highway 299, 11-miles northeast of Burney and 70 miles northeast of Redding. GPS coordinates: 41 00’49.88” N, 121 38’57.53” W, Elevation – 2931 feet.
The Visitor Center features nature, geology, cultural and recreational exhibits.
Some of the "hands-on" participation booths you can expect to find are: