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Friday, June 7th, 2019 (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

5:00 pm - Campfire Kick-Off

5:00 pm - Touchstone Energy hot air balloon viewing at "glow night" compliments of Wheat Belt Public Power District partnering with Tri-State Generation and Transmission, and Touchstone Energy (weather permitting)

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm FREE hot dogs, brats, chips, and a drink compliments of Wheat Belt Public Power District partnering with Tri-State Generation and Transmission, and Touchstone Energy

5:15 pm - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

5:45 pm - Native American dancers

6:45 pm - David Seay (Humanities Nebraska) "Nebraska Territory Stories"

7:55 pm - Peter Gibbs - Interactive question and answer session about Lakota life

8:05 pm - Kid's 1 Mile Run - (Sidney Park Project)

8:15 pm - 5K walkers - (Sidney Park Project)

8:30 pm - 5K runners - (Sidney Park Project)

9:00 pm - Festival closes down for the day

 

Saturday, June 8th, 2019 (7:00 am - 7:00 pm)

7:00 am - Come early and take a tethered hot air balloon ride thanks to Wheat Belt Public Power District partnering with Tri-State Generation and Transmission, and Touchstone Energy (weather permitting - has to be nearly wind still)

8:00 am -Breakfast - Don’t forget to wear your 2019 Sidney Gold Rush Days button to get your free breakfast!

8:00 am - 10:00 am - Hometown Radio remote broadcast with their Summer Tour Spin N Win Jackpot Machine

8:00 am -Celebration Kickoff and National Anthem

8:15 am -Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

8:50 am - Peter Gibbs - Interactive question and answer session about Lakota life

9:30 am - David Seay (Humanities Nebraska) "Train Songs and Tales"

10:35 am - Apen County Band

12:15 pm - Native American dancers

12:45 pm - Old Time Fashion Show

1:30 pm - Paul Siebert (Humanites Nebraska) "Echoes of an Era" Part #1

2:35 pm - Gold Canyon Gun Fighers

3:00 pm - Bob & Sheila Everhart (Smithsonian Instituation) "How Western Music Won the West"

4:15 pm - Paul Siebert (Humanities Nebraska) "Echoes of an Era" Part #2

5:30 pm - Native American dancers

6:35 pm - Chris Gutierrez

7:00 pm -Festival closes down for the day

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm)

8:30 am - Breakfast of Pancakes and eggs. $4.00

9:00 am - Church Service - officiated by Justin Brown from The Well Church

10:00 am - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

10:25 am - Peter Gibbs - Interactive question and answer session about Lakota life

10:50 am - Native American dancers

12:00 pm - Paul Siebert (Humanities Nebraska) "Echoes of an Era" Part #3

1:10 pm - Chris Gutierrez

2:00 pm - Closing

Friday, June 8th, 2018 (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

5:00 pm - Campfire Kick-Off

5:15 pm - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

5:45 pm - Peter Gibbs - Interactive question and answer session about life in a tipi

6:30 pm - Jerome Kills Small - Trade Between the Lakota Sioux and Early White Traders (funded by Humanities Nebraska)

7:45 pm - Chris Gutierrez

All evening campfire and cookout – Bring hot dogs and marshmallows to roast around the campfire!

9:00 pm - Festival closes down for the day

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 (8:00 am - 9:00 pm)

8:00 am - Breakfast - Don’t forget to wear your 2018 Sidney Gold Rush Days button to get your free breakfast!

8:00 am - Celebration Kickoff and National Anthem

8:15 am - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

8:45 am - Jerome Kills Small - Harvesting Foods and Medicines in the Dakota Tradition (funded by Humanities Nebraska)

9:40 am - Patricia Campbell, author of "Deadwood in My Blood" and "Best of the West"

10:00 am - Cheyenne County Community Band

10:50 am - Gordy Wilkins - Historian and Story Teller

11:15 am - Michael Murphy - Native American Flute Music

12:30 pm - Aspen County Band

2:10 pm - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

2:35 pm - Patricia Campbell, author of "Deadwood in My Blood" and "Best of the West"

3:00 pm - Jerome Kills Small - Children Stories, Animal Stories and Traditional Lakota Stories (funded by Humanities Nebraska)

3:55 pm - Gordy Wilkins - Historian and Story Teller

4:20 pm - Peter Gibbs - Interactive question and answer session about life in a tipi

4:55 pm - Chris Gutierrez

5:30 pm - Michael Murphy - Native American Flute Music

6:35 pm - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

7:00 pm - David Marsh - Music of the Germanic Lands (funded by Humanities Nebraska)

9:00 pm - Festival closes down for the day

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm)

8:30 am - Breakfast of Pancakes and eggs. $4.00

9:00 am - Church Service - officiated by Dr. Curtiss Davis of the Sidney First Christian Church

10:00 am - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

10:25 am - Peter Gibbs - Interactive question and answer session about life in a tipi

11:00 am - David Marsh - Music of the Plains (funded by Humanities Nebraska)

12:40 pm - Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

1:10 pm - Chris Gutierrez

2:00 pm -Closing

Friday, June 9th, 2017

5:00 pm – Campfire Kick-Off

5:30 pm – Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

6:00 pm - Gordy Wilkins – History & story telling

6:15 pm – Chris Gutierrez

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Green Valley Homesteaders bluegrass jam – Just listen or bring your instrument and play along!

8:00 pm – Chamber – Teammates 5K Walk/Run

All evening Storytelling and cookout – bring hot dogs and marshmallows to roast around the campfire!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

7:30 am – Breakfast - Don’t forget to wear your button to get your breakfast!

8:15 am – Celebration Kick-Off and National Anthem

8:30 am – Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

8:50 am – Joan Wells trick roper

9:05 am – Gordy Wilkins – History & story telling

9:20 am – Paul Siebert

10:05 am – Chris Gutierrez

10:25 am – Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

10:45 am – David Seay – Nebraska territory stories

11:30 am – Snake Oil Salesman

12:00 pm – Aspen County Band

12:45 pm – Gordy Wilkins – History & story telling

1:00 pm – Paul Siebert

1:45 pm - Auction

2:15 pm – David Seay –“Traditions” in Traditional Folk Music

3:00 pm – Gold Canyon Gun Fighters

3:20 pm – Joan Wells trick roper

3:35 pm – Gordy Wilkins – History & story telling

3:50 pm – Snake Oil Salesman

4:05 pm – Chris Gutierrez

4:25 pm – Aspen County Band

6:00 pm – Closing

     

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