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 Photo courtesy of Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society

 Old West Days 1984 Volunteer Organizing Committee 

Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors

One of the biggest annual events in Tuolumne County is still 100% organized and run on the day by local volunteers...business owners, chamber board members, local non-profits and clubs who support our community in so many ways, and friends who like to lend a hand and love a good day out with neighbors and friends. Please be kind and courteous to our many volunteers, and thank them for the hours they dedicate to making the 49er Festival BETTER THAN EVER!

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Thank You to our 2022 Volunteers!

These local folks and organizations dedicate hundreds of hours to make the 49er Festival a memorable experience. Please be sure to thank them for supporting our most popular annual event.

Bob Asquith & Groveland CERT members

Bruce Dudley, Tuolumne Cty. Sheriff CSU

Audrey Prouse & ROOFBB

Pine Needlers Quilt Guild

Johanna Richter, Hon. Mayor of Groveland 20 - 21

Samantha Winkler

Betsy Duncan & Debra Howell, Premier Valley Bank

Kimberly Perez

Supervisor Kathleen Haff and Bob Haff

Judge Laura Krieg and Dave Krieg

Sheriff Bill Pooley and Jamie Pooley

Bob Steinkamp, Hon. Dep. Mayor of Groveland '20

Tim Smith

Rachel and Andrew Sabatine, Around The Horn

Steve and Mary Espinoza

Rick and Kathleen Duarte

Modesto Beard & Mustache Coalition

Armin Abusaidi

Bonnie Ritchey

Ken Talovich

David Danberger

Scott Sobczak, Pine Mountain Auto Supply

Patricia Epp, Summers Media Group

Paul Epp, Studio Van Doell

Shirley Horn, Horn Family Enterprises LLC

Catherine Santa Maria

Tom Tyshko

Tom King

Earl Wright, Pizza Factory/Hungry Bear Cafe

Tom Hernandez, SoulBeGood

Cathy Leetham, Accounting Plus

John and Tonie Kiefer, Kiefer Insurance Agency

Tom Clawson, Don Pedro Dry Storage

Katy Fitzgerald, Affordable Wildlife Photography

Bob Turney, Turnkey Construction Mgmt Inst Inc

Christina and David Wilkinson, Sabre Design

Debbie Woodbury, Yosemite Express

Finn Horsley, Hotel Charlotte

Chris Loh, Iron Door Saloon

Pine Cone Singers

David "Stilts" Volponi

 Be a Volunteer 

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Volunteers are welcome for everything from helping keep track of donations, to selling chili bags and pouring beer on the day of the Festival.  We welcome our neighbors, friends, local clubs and organizations to celebrate your community spirit by taking on a task...any task...that will help us bring our community the best 49er Festival ever.

Here's just some of the volunteer opportunities suitable for folks, clubs, church groups, and other local organizations who want some real old fashioned, hand-shaking, back-pounding, elbow-rubbing community visibility.  

  • Raffle prize requests and tracking (now thru Sept. 17)

  • Downtown Poker Chip Run (now thru Sept. 17)

  • Set-Up/Tear Down (Friday, 9/16 & Sunday 9/17)

  • Silent auction intake and onsite team  Thanks Premier Valley Bank!

  • Traffic / pedestrian safety  Thanks Groveland CERT volunteers!

  • Beverage concession team Thanks Paul Epp & team!

  • Parade participant tracking, intake, and coordination 

  • Waste management team

  • General administrative backup

  • General onsite backup

  • Is there another way you'd like to help?  Email us at 49erfestival@yosemitechamber.org.

Download the Volunteer application and Release Form.

49er Festival 


PO Box 1263

Groveland, CA 95321