Down The Trail


Heritage and Music Festival

November 4th-10th, 2019

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General Meeting

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Sunday Nov. 10, 2019

Furnace Creek, CA


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Encampment Event




Dennis Harders

2019 President

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Special Events


Shoshone's Old West Celebration

This event usually takes place prior to the Encampment and includes: Old West Musical Festival, Deep-Pit BBQ, Crafts, Gem & Mineral Show, Cowboy Poetry, Native American Dancing, Trail and Wagon Rides.

Daily Wagon Rides and Programs

(see official Encampment schedule for days/times) during encampment: Meet the Live Oak Belgians at their camp to watch the Harnessing and Hitching process.  Bring your lawn chair, coffee cup and lots of questions.

(see official Encampment schedule for days/times) Wagon rides, free of charge. Monetary contributions towards the "Horse Carrot Fund" gratefully accepted.  Pick up points and routes will be included in the official Encampment schedule.  

(see official Encampment schedule for days/times) Visit the Live Oak Belgians' Camp any time the horses and McCarty's are at their camp. All Encampment, Ranch at Furnace, and National Park visitors are welcome to stop by, meet the horses, look at the wagons up close, ask questions and enjoy a visit.


Representatives from all of the Encampment activities will participate; E. Clampus Vitus, Costume Contestants, Red Hat Society Ladies, Hikers, Trail Riders, Wagons, Special Vehicles & lots more are in the parade. If you have an entry come join us at 9:00 A.M. at the corral area on Ranch at Furnace Creek. The Parade will take place along the main road through the Date Grove.

Sunday Morning Sing

Join our Master of Ceremony and friends at the Fiddler's Stage for hymns, gospels and other songs to warm the heart.

Veterans Tribute

Join us at the Fiddler's Stage as we honor all veterans. Live music accompanies the Tribute.