“The Gateway to the Mother Lode”


EUREKA!! Placerville or Bust!

El Dorado County Gold Week

2016 World Gold Panning Championships

The World Gold Panning Championships 2016 will be in Placerville, California. The heart of the Mother Lode will come alive with gold panners from September 11-18, 2016.

The El Dorado County Fair Grounds will look like the gold rush that started in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the tail races of his lumber mill, just a few miles away in Coloma, along the South Fork of the American River. The address of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds:

 100 Placerville Drive                                                                                                                Placerville, California, 95667                                                                                                United States

An international community will be panning away and enjoying spirited competition to find out who is the King or Queen of the gold panning world. Check us out on Facebook.

Take a look at what El Dorado County has waiting for you!

We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have: eldoradogold2016@gmail.com

Plan now to come to Placerville, California, Gateway to the Mother Lode, in September of 2016 and pan for the Championship!

Picture of dirt road at Cronan Ranch, El Dorado County, California, World Gold Panning Championships 2016

Tracks at Cronan Ranch