2020 49er Festival & Chili Cook-Off Goes Virtual


By Tom Clawson

For the past few months the 49er Festival Committee has been working on our first ever virtual Festival!

The website, 49erfestival.org is up and running, and we are looking for submissions for the beard, costume, wood carving and art contests.  Visit the site now to see videos from the candidates for Honorary Groveland Mayor and clips from past Festivals.

This year the Festival will be held on Saturday, September 19th on our YouTube channel “Groveland 49er Festival”, as well as our website and Facebook page, starting at 10:00 am.  Join us for some music and fun entertainment, the announcement of the contest winners, the results of the Honorary Mayor vote, the raffle drawings!

We are hoping to get lots of community involvement and learn a bunch from this event so next year when we return in person we can have an online event as well.

A thank you goes to our sponsors and the community for supporting this year’s event, stay safe!

Tom Clawson, President of Yosemite Hwy 120 Chamber of Commerce is the owner of Don Pedro Dry Storage located at Jamestown, California.