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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 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


Pine Needlers Guild

Johanna Richter, Hon. Mayor of Groveland 20 - 21

Dawn & Al Miller, Miller Bros. Automotive

Betsy Duncan & Debra Howell, Premier Valley Bank

Michael Hahn, Granite Investigations

Kimberly Perez

Kathleen and Bob Haff

Laura and Dave Krieg

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

Tim Smith, former owner, Big Oak Restaurant & Saloon 

Bob Turney, Turnkey Construction Mgmt. Inst. Inc.

Tom Clawson, Don Pedro Dry Storage

Scott Sobczak, Pine Mountain Auto Supply

Patricia Epp, Summers Media Group

Paul Epp, Studio Van Doell

Shirley Horn, Horn Family Enterprises LLC

Earl Wright, Pizza Factory/Hungry Bear Cafe

Tom Hernandez, SoulBeGood

Cathy Leetham, Accounting Plus

John & Tonie Kiefer, Kiefer Insurance Agency

Tage Wert, Tage's Plumbing

Katy Fitzgerald

Sam Winkler

Christina & David Wilkinson, Sabre Design

Debbie Woodbury, Yosemite Express

 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



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