Foresthill Divide Heritage Celebration

The lively community of Foresthill celebrates its rich heritage of Gold Mining and Lumber every year.  We are proud to host the California Gold Panning Championships. This is a popular family event with activities for all ages including:

National Gold Panning Championships
Community Chili Cook-off (Saturday)
California State Lumber Jack and Jill Championships
Sierra Sixguns and Sidekicks
American Legion Pig Roast (Saturday)
American Legion BBQ (Sunday)
Hands-on Gold-Panning Instruction
Food and Craft Vendors
Old-Time Costume Judging
Early California Historical Displays, Demonstrations, and Old Town Walking Tours
Kid’s Games and Activities (skills activities, and fun booths)
Raffles and drawings in cash and prizes

Visit the Forest Hill Historical Museum and working Blacksmith shop for Historical Demonstrations.

Come visit the beautiful mountain town of Foresthill as we celebrate A Proud Heritage and A Bright Future!


Latitude: 39.012782 Longitude: -120.81665 Elevation: 2664 ft

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For


ADA Accessibility Notes

Wheelchair accessible

Pet Friendly Notes

No Pets allowed in LeRoy Botts Memorial Park


It is an event with something for everyone.

Claudia Raco, 6/21/2010

A fantastic two day event that highlights the heritage of the area: mining and lumber. Come camp on the Divide and enjoy the festivities with us.

Scott Nelson, 7/9/2010

It can’t get any better than celebrating Labor Day in Foresthill! Fun for all ages and this year Foresthill is adding even more fun with a carnival!

Gail McCafferty, 8/12/2011

The festival is a wonderful way to take a walk back in time and have fun doing it. It’s a great way to show the kids a little of California history too.

Denise, 8/12/2011

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