` 49er Festival Groveland


800-942-6222 • 18543 Main St, Groveland, CA 95321

A Proud Member of the Community As a community bank, we know our customers and the unique challenges they face. So, we're responsive to specialized market needs and provide local decision making wherever possible. And we're actively involved in the communities we serve - working to create positive change by investing our resources, time, and energy to make them great places to live and work.


209-984-3000 • 16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown, CA 95327

The Friendly Little Casino That’s Big on Winning! Central California got a whole lot luckier in 1985. That was the year Chicken Ranch Casino opened its doors and started wowing players with the loosest slots, hottest jackpots and friendliest service they’ve ever seen. Don’t leave all this winning waiting. We’re located in historic Jamestown, California just minutes from Sonora, and we are open 7 days a week! 24 hours a day!


209-962-0342 located in Groveland CA

Energy, creativity, efficiency and most of all, results. Sabre Design is where these all come together. Our expertise includes not only custom artwork and photography, but art direction, graphic and web design, account management, print production, media planning and placement, public relations and marketing as well as event management. Founders of the ITSA Film Festival!


209-962-6830 • 18730 Main Street Groveland, CA 95321

"People helping people" has been the mission of Helping Hands since it was first formed in 1982.- We are here to offer that extra ‘helping hand’ to the Community. We are run and staffed by local volunteers, which allow our proceeds to go back into the community. Helping Hands Thrift Store and Furniture Barn is the primary source for revenue that makes all the community service and financial assistance possible


20450 Old Highway 120 Groveland, California 95321

Reservations: (209) 962-7690

Yosemite Pines RV Park and Campground offers plenty of comforts to make your Yosemite vacation enjoyable and also convenient. Our combination of a great location and resort amenities makes us a popular stop for Yosemite travelers year after year.


(209) 962-0429

California's most direct and scenic all weather route to Yosemite National Park is itself a wonderful destination with many attractions that are open all year. Highway 120 winds through rolling hills dappled with heritage oaks, past picturesque small towns where Gold Rush history was made, and on into the dramatic high country with commanding views of the majestic Sierra Nevada. Open into Yosemite Valley all year, Highway 120 is the widest and most direct route into the Park from most of California.

Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, Services of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

415-554-3289; Moccasin CA

Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, services of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, plays a key role in water delivery throughout the state of California. We work cooperatively with the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and our Tuolumne County neighbors to protect this precious resource. We are a proud member and supporter of the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce.


877-747-8777 • 19400 Tuolumne Road North in Tuolumne CA

Black Oak Casino, owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, is located in Tuolumne, CA in the beautiful Sierra Foothills eight miles east of Sonora. The Casino encompasses 164,000+ square feet of gaming and entertainment options for everyone.

A HUGE thank you to DSN Outdoor for helping sponsor some great marketing for the festival this year with their digital signs! If you've been through Oakdale, Stockton or Merced you have most likely caught a glimpse of our advertisements! Here is a picture of the Oakdale sign!
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Archery comes to the 49er Festival

Ever wanted to try and shoot a bow and arrow but just didn’t know how to get started? Now you can try it under the guidance of certified NFAA instructors from the Lodi Bowmen Archery School in conjunction with the California Deer Association (CDA). There will be plenty of targets to shoot at. Participants will need to sign registration and release forms. Parent or guardian must sign registration and release for minors and be present during activity. Along with being certified archery instructors, John and Tonie Kiefer have been longtime supporters and sponsors of the 49’er Festival, past winner of the most unique float and are proud owner and operators of the Kiefer Insurance Agency here in Groveland for the past 15 years. Archery is a sport the entire family can enjoy together.

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Yup - you heard that right the
2017 49er Festival, Chili & Salsa Cook- Off,
will be on Saturday September 16th!


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Check out the schedule of events! We've got something for EVERYBODY! Don't miss out!! 

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-Did Somebody say raffle tickets?!? Yes - they are in! If you or your group want's to sell tickets and make 35% of each ticket you sell let us know! The prizes this year make it crazy for people NOT to buy tickets! Easy money for the taking and awesome prizes for all!

Call Earl Wright for info 209-534-9548 or email me at pizzafactory@bobwrong.com

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Take a step back in time and ride the Tuolumne County “Historic Trolley Bus” Hassle free parking for the day of the Festival September 16th. The Trolley will be shuttling festival goers from the Tenaya Elementary School, Yosemite Bank and Mountain Leisure Center parking lots to the Mary Laveroni Park. Starting at 7 AM until 5 PM. AND IT’S FREE. 

Ride the Shuttle for the nostalgia and ease of finding parking during the entire day of the Festival. Just remember - it's a little like the old west at our 49er Festivals each year - don't be surprised if you are visited by gunfighters!
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Hello all! Check out the music we've lined up for this years festival!
Can't wait to have both of our bands from last year return!

We've got Threshold! Check them out at Threshold!! I can't wait to hear these amazing guys again!! Last year was just WOW!

We've got Columbia Jazz!! Check them out at Columbia Jazz! They blew us away last year with their grand entrance - what will they do this year???

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Welcome to the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce's 49er Festival, Chili & Salsa Cook-off event page. We hope you enjoy the festival each year and invite your family and friends to join us as we celebrate in Downtown Groveland every 3rd Saturday in September
(16th, 2017).