Bridgeport, at South Yuba River State Park, will be having its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. This annual event is an opportunity to learn some of the history of the area and tour the historic barn and the 13 wagons and buggies inside. Learn why the historic bridge is closed down and what can be done to have it reopened. Children’s activities include pumpkin painting, picking out one of Farmer Bob’s pumpkins, crafts, games and face painting. Stump a ranger and you may win a prize. There will be composting demonstrations and tours of the restored Shell Gas Station that was in operation in the 1920s and ‘30s. Wildlife Rehab & Release will bring wild birds, along chickens and rabbits. A sale of selected items will be available at the Visitor’s Center, along with more local history and inhabitants. Food will be for sale from June’s Deli, the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce and Culture Shock Yogurt. A special funeral procession is scheduled for 1 p.m., when Yankee Jim is transported to the cemetery. There will be an ongoing haywagon ride pulled by a tractor. The group Rush Creek will perform throughout the day. Admission is free; parking is $5. Bridgeport, at South Yuba River State Park, is located at 17660 Pleasant Vallley Road in Penn Valley. For more information, visit http://www.southyubariverstatepark.org.
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