Sunday, May 29, 2011
Normally, the ghost town of Gold Point, located 140 miles from Pahrump, hosts an all out Memorial Day celebration of music, food, free camping, vendor booths, partying and a huge veteran’s memorial celebration on the day.
This year, plans have changed and a comment on goldpointghosttown.com states the “…event, a tradition for many years, is now strictly history. The times, they are a changin’.” In some respects, the comment is true, the gathering is on, but the format has changed.
Ghost Town Operations will host a weekend party, and Sheriff Stone and Red Dog Lil will still be on site. There will still be food, alcohol, dry RV and tent camping and an outdoor party, but instead of a veteran’s shindig, it will be a hunt for the paranormal Friday and Saturday nights.
Participants will pay $30 per person to search for ghosts in the dark, $60 includes breakfast and dinner. Feel free to bring ghost hunting gear and dress appropriately. Flashlights, solid footwear and jackets are recommended.
The Nye Gold Seekers and Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada will be searching for gold, demonstrating panning techniques and handing out membership information.
Vendor table space may still be available.
Call 775-482-4653 or 702-813-2187 for additional information or to reserve space. The website ghosttownoperations.com has breakfast, lunch, dinner and alcohol prices listed.