Gold Hill Founders Day

Gold Hill Founders Day Celebrates the History of the Town

Our Bicentennial Year Celebration continues with our Gold Hill Founders Day celebrating the history of the town. The event is always held on the fourth Saturday in September. This year’s date is on Saturday September 28, 2024
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Join us for a great Festival of arts and music, celebrating the history and culture of the once famous gold mining boom town. Gold Hill will open it’s doors to fall visitors on Saturday September 28, 2024.
Artisans, vendors and food trucks will offer much to choose from! The festival is fun for the whole family including, History Hayrides, Self-guided Tours, Arts & Crafts, Music and More.
The day kicks off at 9:00a.m. and the Founders Day Parade begins at at 10:00a.m. The day continues with heritage exhibit demonstrations of Hit & Miss Engines, gold panning, wood carving and more. We’re excited to announce that the Little Miss and Mr. Competition will return this year! The event will be organized by Elite Southern Charms. Scroll below to see more info and registration information.

Music and More

Music throughout the day at the amphitheater is hosted by the Montgomery General Store. The food circle will offer a variety of foods including barbecue by the historic foundation, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.
Gold Hill Founders Day celebrates the history of the town. You can take a break from the festival activities and visit the restored gold mining town located adjacent to the park. There are a dozen shops and a restaurant with plenty of outdoor seating to take the load off of your feet.
Pop in at the E.H. Montgomery General Store to pick up a long-neck bottle soda, coffee and pastry or hand-dipped ice cream, served in cones cups and waffle bowls. You can also purchase Ghost books and information on Gold Hill History.
Montgomery General Store also has Gold Hill Maps and Brochures. Be sure to pick up the hiking map for the Gold Hill Rail Trail. Take time to check out the hiking trails in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park while you’re visiting!!
Check out more about Gold Hill Mines Historic Park at this link. Check out more about the Historic Village of Gold Hill here.
Gold Hill Founders Day celebrates the history of the town and is hosted by the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc. All proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of Gold Hill Mines Historic Park.
Founders Day Activities and Event Schedule will be available here. Check back often for updates.

Event Day Schedule

Founders Day Facebook Event page Coming Soon

Gold Hill Mines Historic Park