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November 4th-10th, 2019

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The Death Valley '49ers Annual Encampment

November 4th-11th, 2018

Welcome to the 69th Annual Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment being held at Furnace Creek, California from November 4-11, 2018 in Death Valley National Park.
Our Events Schedule includes the day-by-day list of all the exciting musical, Western heritage, and family friendly events and activities being offered at this year’s Encampment. They include:
  • Western-style Music (Award winning artists Dave Stamey, Old West Trio, and Messick Family Singers)
  • Coyote Howl – at ‘49er tradition open to all Encampment participants to present their talents
  • Historical Reenactments- Steve Hale will reenact Bill Keys “Gold Miner of the Desert”
  • Interpretive, Historical & Film Programs by historians and NPS Rangers
  • Belgian Horse drawn wagons, hitching demonstrations, free rides, & interpretive presentations
  • Wagon Train arrival
  • Western Artists’ Exhibition and Original Artwork for Purchase
  • Updates on developments at the Oasis at Death Valley (Xanterra) and Death Valley National Parks (NPS)
You are cordially invited to come enjoy the music, traditions, and heritage in a fun, family friendly celebration of the American West in the heart of spectacular Death Valley National Park!

Sign me up!

It’s easy for you and your family to attend all these events at the annual Encampment by becoming a Death Valley ‘49ers member. It’s easy. Visit the Membership booth behind the gas station at Furnace Creek Ranch on Highway 190 at the entrance to Fiddler’s Campground. You can learn more on our Membership page. 

Events Schedule

Click the links below to learn more about our events or see the 2018 Day-by-Day Event Schedule!