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November 4th-10th, 2019

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The Death Valley '49ers Annual Encampment

November 4th-10th, 2019

Welcome to the 70th ANNIVERSARY Annual Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment being held at Furnace Creek, California from November 4-10, 2019 in Death Valley National Park.
This year's encampment is full of exciting musical, Western heritage, and family friendly events and activities including:
  • 70th Anniversary special apprearance of the famous 20 Mule Team!
  • Western-style Music (Award winning artists Richard Elloyan & Steve Wade, Old West Trio, and Messick Family Singers)
  • Coyote Howl – at ‘49er tradition open to all Encampment participants to present their talents
  • Wed. Nov. 6th Historical Reenactment- Steve Hale returns this year as Gold Miner and Mailman of the Sierra John "Snowshoe" Thompson
  • Interpretive, Historical & Film Programs by historians and NPS Rangers
  • 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 at the entrance to Fiddler's Campground behind the gas station at Furnace Creek Ranch on Highway 190. You can learn more on our Membership page. 

Events Schedule

Click the links below to see a sample of events from 2018. 2019 Event Schedule Coming Soon!: