View steam-generated displays and gadgets that showcase the creativity and imagination of inventors, tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers. Engage in heritage activities such as gold panning, candle making, or scarecrow making. Visit the Marshall’s office, blacksmith, print shop or Box Car Theatre. Sit for an old-fashioned family picture at the Photo Shoppe.
Ride the steam train through redwood forests to Bear Mountain. Children with a train ticket may select and take home a pumpkin. Steam trains depart Roaring Camp for Bear Mountain at 11 a.m., 12:30 pm, and 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $26 adults and $19 children (2-12 years). Scarecrow materials are $7. Don’t miss the chuck wagon barbecue lunch and musical entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. Parking is $8 per car.
Roaring Camp is in Felton, six miles north of Santa Cruz. Take Mt. Hermon Rd. exit #3 from State Route 17. For more information, call (831) 335-4484 or visit www.roaringcamp.com.