Laws Good Ole Days, a long-standing community event since 1977, is ready to become
your favorite event of the year, again. Laws volunteers did not spare time or effort to
recreate a program of activities, demonstrations and live entertainment. You don’t
want to miss this event!
Dave Stamey opens the event with a dinner concert at the Whiskey Creek Restaurant in
downtown Bishop on Friday, September 9th. If you have tickets, you are lucky. The
dinner concert sold out several weeks ago. We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Sarah Sheehan for the generously sponsoring of this concert.
On Saturday, September10th, the Laws Good Ole Days will be in full swing on the Laws
Railroad Museum & Historical Site grounds. Museum doors open at 10 am, the event
starts at 11 am and ends at 6 pm. The day is packed full of activities, demonstrations
and live entertainment. Bring time to get to experience all and to see what’s new
around the museum. Have you seen the renovated school and station agent house?
The American Mule Museum Exhibit?
Activities: Create ReUse art with Gladys and the Goodent team with Gladys; cut with a
manual saw a slice of a stomp and brand it with Smokey the Bear; explore the world of
quilts with the Calica Quilters; Get a book signed by or go on a paranormal
investigation tour with author-investigator Marie Mason; Make paper beads in the train
engine house, ride the rails on a hand car or with good ole smokey; test your gold
panning skills, paint a bandana or compete on the bandana sewing contest. Best of all
– none of these activities requires electricity or internet. Yes, you may unplug.
Demonstrations: Mike Mumford of Roadrunner Forge in Ridgecrest will show the how-to
of blacksmithing works, Colleen Hart will weaving on her traditional loom; Tood Bradlee
and Mike Lary create amazing items out of wood on an old-time lathe, Norma Vedder
shares her skill in jewerly making, Cody McKinley will intrigue with the details of saddle
making; Jay Smart will operate the stamp mill workings using a 1912 15-hp hit & miss engine and close by will be a mule packing demonstration and an exhibit of how
locally we transform water flow into power through the use of a Pelton wheel.
Food: Rosa’s Mexican Food and Debbie’s Hot Dogs and Snow Cones will keep you
energized through the day. Close by, a community jam group will ensure for a good
musical and food pairing.
Curley Fletcher Stage: Live entertainment from 11 am until 3 pm. The Bishop Community Band opens, followed by Sage Romero and the AkaMya Cultural Dance Group. The “Return of Vaudeville!” variety show hosted by Fiddlin’ Pete will take us through the day.
Auctions: The traditional pie auction will be at 3 pm and at its conclusion, the silent
auction will go silent, handing out the auctioned items to the respective winners.
Capping of the day will be the American Mule Museum sponsored concert & dance
with Sandy and The High Country on the lawn next to the depot at 4:30 to 6 pm. Dance,
listen, have an early dinner!
This event wouldn’t be if not for volunteer artists & crafters, if not for Laws’ volunteers,
and the sponsors of this event such as Inyo County, Sarah Sheehan, the American Mule Museum, C5 Studios, ConnieCo, Pat Holland, and you, the patrons of Laws and Laws Good Ole Days.
Saturday’s event admission is free. Come and join us in our celebration of our
community and its heritage. A suggested donation of $15 (or more) will get you a
commemorative Laws Good Ole Days tote. This is a first, don’t miss out. Totes are
available only on first come first serve basis.
For more and up-to date information visit https://LawsGoodOleDays.org
This event is sponsored by the County of Inyo.
(From Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site)