Gold Rush Days: mining and logging competition, fun for whole family

    It's not just for those with mining and logging skills; the kids will have a blast with a carnival, gold panning and more. Check back in this story for pics and interviews from this free family event this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) at Savikko Park on Douglas, 9~5 both days.

    SATURDAY UPDATE:

    The 26th Annual Gold Rush Days kicked off Saturday at Savikko Park in Douglas with mining events and lots of fun for the kids.

    One booth celebrates the mining industry handing out candy and hard hats for the kids. Representatives from Kensington Mine sum up a major theme of the free event:

    Renee Hughes with the Last Chance Mining Museum says Gold Rush Days is the history of Juneau:

    Gold Rush Days continues Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Savikko Park in Douglas. Logging competitions are Sunday.


    FRIDAY ORIGINAL STORY:

    The annual Gold Rush Days mining and logging competition is this Saturday and Sunday at Savikko Park in Douglas.

    Gold Rush Days Chair Jerry Harmon was a guest on Capital Chat with host Sharon Gaiptman Thursday:

    It's not just for those with mining and logging skills, the kids will have a blast with a carnival, gold panning and more:

    The free event is Saturday and Sunday at Savikko Park.

    For those who wish to compete, registration opens at 7:30 a.m. for both days.

    Mining competitions are set for Saturday, while logging competitions are on Sunday.

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