` 49er Festival Groveland

Visit Tuolumne County

800-942-6222 • 1-(800)-446-1333

Welcome to Tuolumne County! The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau operates two year-round Visitors Centers, and one seasonal, with friendly, knowledgeable staff who can help you plan your visit: Sonora, CA: 193 S. Washington St.: Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm Chinese Camp, CA: 13785 Highway 49/120: Open 10:00am-5:00pm daily except Wednesdays. Groveland, CA: 18990 CA-120: Open daily Memorial Day weekend (end of May) through Columbus Day (mid-October). Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10am-4:30pm. Friday - Saturday: -4:30pm Or, call us at (800) 446-1333 for help planning your trip and to get your FREE vacation planner.


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.

Hi all - the festival is just around the corner - and we wanted to invite everybody to dress in Wild Wild West clothing if you have it! Think of those great westerns you've scene, or if you are a true cowboy or cowgirl you've most likely already got the duds! Sport them!

There will be a contest for all ages! There will be fun!!

See everybody there!

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Archery comes BACK 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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Take a step back in time and ride the Tuolumne County “Historic Trolley Bus” Hassle free parking for the day of the Festival September 15th. 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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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 the Chamber of Commerce office at 209-962-0429 - info@groveland.org

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Don't miss this years Chainsaw carve off! We have already booked these two guys for a returning competition - and there may be more too!! What a bear! And the beer bottle deer behind! haha! Amazing show last year - this year's is going to be even better and remember - you have the chance to buy these awesome carvings in the auction right after!

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Enjoy this year's festival flyer - it's pretty awesome

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

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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