day of dead

Day of the Dead will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Old Tehachapi Cemetery, 22000 Lilac St. in Golden Hills. The public is invited to attend.

Courtesy of Harry Rotz

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Tehachapi Heritage League will host the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Festival at the Old Tehachapi Cemetery, located at 22000 Lilac St. in Golden Hills.

Along with altars dedicated to its real and imagined inhabitants, there will be food, a silent auction, vendors, dancing and other entertainment throughout the day.

Proceeds will go toward revitalizing the cemetery, stabilizing its monuments and unraveling its mysteries. Old pioneer cemeteries such as this one are valuable links to the history and culture of California.