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49er Festival Online - One Cyberspot for What's Hot (besides the Chili)

Introducing your information-loaded cyber connection to all things 49er Festival. From sponsors to specials, vendors to volunteers, the Better Than Ever 49er Festival website celebrates our Gold Rush-era history right up til the first Old West Days with awesome photos from STCHS archives. And an opportunity to share your favorite 49er Festival memories. Heck, we know folks who’ve been to every single 49er Festival…we’d sure love to share some of your fun festival memories.

Starting today, we’ll be updating these pages daily (or 2-3 times a day if needed) to add new information, 49er Festival weekend specials from our sponsors and business members, updates on the INCREDIBLE (but Shhhh, still a secret) Grand Raffle Prize and other valuable prizes and items on offer during the Festival’s Silent and Live Auctions. After the Festival, check back to see if you’ve won any of the amazing prizes. You don’t have to be present to win a raffle prize or secure the winning Silent Auction bid.

Miss the Sponsorship Deadline? Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are now closed, but we’re gladly accepting Gift Certificates for goods, services, and local adventures, Goodie Baskets of cool merch, and your amazing products to be offered as raffle prizes or Silent/Live auction items. Your non-cash donations give your business terrific exposure and help fund the ongoing operations and programs of your Chamber of Commerce. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Vendor Booths are Going, Going…not quite gone, but time is running out. Download your vendor booth application and/or contact to reserve one of the few remaining spots.

Think Your Chili’s Hot? Pit yourself and your great-grandma’s recipe against some of the best self-proclaimed chilis this side of the Tuolumne. Claim bragging rights over a bunch of amateurs and perhaps a couple of award-winning chefs. We can squeeze in another couple of Chili-aficionados, but we need you NOW to ensure your health permits and what-not are sorted out. Email ASAP to sign up for the Chili Cook-Off competition. Trophies for 1st, 2nd 3rd Judges Choice and Peoples Choice, plus $$$ for 1st & 2nd Judges Choice winners.

Love a Parade? Wanna be a Part of the Fun? Download forms to participate in the Parade or Volunteer for the event.

Bookmark for all things Festival and invite your family, friends, customers, or rental clients to book now for Festival Weekend - September 16-18, 2022. You can also Invite your favorite guests to subscribe to the Chamber’s Weekly e-newsletter to stay abreast of all the Highway 120 Happenings via website or via email to


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