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Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce l P.O. Box 801 l Rough and Ready, California 95975 l Telephone (530) 797-6729
The Great Republic of Rough and Ready
News and Announcements
NOTICE: 2019 Secession Days Chili Cook-off is moved from the LAST Sunday in June...to the FIRST Sunday in June!
WHAT: Rough and Ready Secession Day, the 63rd annual modern celebration commemorating the 1850 secession of Rough and Ready
from the Union and the formation and the 3-month life of the Great Republic of Rough and Ready.
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2019, beginning at 7am
WHERE: Downtown Rough and Ready, located 5 miles west of Grass Valley on Rough and Ready Highway. Free parking available at
the Community Hall (formerly the Grange Hall) and The Animal Clinic of Rough and Ready.
TENTATIVE ACTIVITIES (Subject to Change):
★ Breakfast sponsored by the R&R Firefighter’s Assoc. in the Fire Station (starts at 7am).
★ Live Music (Starts around 9am)
★ Chili Cookers start cooking at 8am with tasting beginning at Noon
★ Chili Tasting Kits go on sale for $5.00 at 11:00am
★ Inflatable Play Area for the kids with Bounce House and Water Slide
★ Crafters and Peddlers Fair
★ Hamburgers and Bake Sale from the Rough and Ready Community Hall
★ Live Blacksmith Demonstrations with Michael Smallwood
★ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with chips and drink available from Firefighter’s Behind the Scenes in the Fire Station
★ Revival of "The Saga of Rough and Ready" Melodrama starts around 10:30
★ Rough and Ready Souvenir Sales
PROCEEDS: All proceeds benefit non-profit Rough and Ready organizations: The Chamber of Commerce, the Rough and Ready Community Hall and The Volunteer Firefighter's Association.