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Groveland 49er Festival & Chili Cookoff Concludes

The annual Groveland 49er Fesitval and Chili Cookoff on Saturday saw large crowds for the nearly hour long parade through downtown followed by all day chili tasting and plenty of entertainment at Mary Laveroni Park.


Here are the 49er Festival Parade winners:


Best Walking Jr. – Summerville Orange Crush Marching band
Best Walking Adult – Groveland Dog Park
Best Mounted Jr. – Yosemite Voice Mail
Best Mounted adults- Country Mountain Riders
Best Motor Vehicle – Bob and Nancy Gould
Best Community Service – Helping Hands of Groveland
Best 49er Theme – Groveland Museum
Best Festival Theme – Helping Hands of Groveland
Best Float – Hetch Hetchy Association of Realtors
Best of Parade – Groveland Museum

People’s Choice Chili Award Winners:

Chili with Beans
1) The Cellar Door ‘Fire in the Hole’
2) Pizza Factory ‘Flamin’ Hot Mamas’
3) Rabobank ‘Rockin’ Rabo Chili’

Vegetarin Chili
1) The Cellar Door ‘Hippie Chilli’
2) Hotel Charlotte ‘Randy’s Rapture’
3) Sierra Club Tuolumne ‘Chili De Oro’

Chili without Beans
1) J & D Foods ‘J & D Chili’
2) Hotel Charlotte ‘Goose’s Goulash’

Best Decorated Booth
Pizza Factory

Judges Choice Chili Award Winners:

Chili with Beans
The Cellar Door ‘Fire in the Hole’

Vegetarian Chili
The Cellar Door ‘Hippie Chili’

Chili without Beans
J&D Foods ‘J & D Chili’


Written by mark@mlode.com