All Matuca events go on rain or shine. Don’t believe
any social media cancellation notices.

Fall Doins'

posted Jul 15, 2019, 9:27 AM by ECV Matuca

Listen up Brothers,
Matuca will be having it’s Fall dedication & doin’s in Calaveras County September 13th-15th. We’ll be rededicating the Archie Stevenot plaque. Archie Stevenot was the son of a pioneer and was born on the Stevenot homestead in Calaveras County. Among his many accomplishments Archie served as the 2nd SNGH from 1961-1963 (1961 being the year of his original plaque dedication, what a ham) . The original bronze plaque was recently stolen and will be replaced with a modern stone plaque in line with Matuca’s current tradition.

Rub day of is $55 for Red Shirts and $100 for PBC/retreads.

The plaque dedication will take place Friday, Sept 13th at 6:18pm and 49 seconds and is located at 4583 CA HWY 49, Angels Camp CA 95222 . Doins registration opens at 9am Sat Sept 14th, initiation will begin at 11am Sat Sept 14th, and the doins’ site is located at 3143 CA HWY 4, Dorrington CA, 95223.

We’ll see you all there and remember what Blacke says “ Let it be a brother of Sobriety holding the reins”

Dedication Site

Doins' Site

Summer Doins' & Dedication June 7-9 2019/6024

posted Apr 28, 2019, 12:03 PM by ECV Matuca

Alright Brothers,
Summer is upon us and this year we'll be dedicating Boone's Memorials. Boone's has been in steady operation since 1880 and their monuments can be found not only on the graves of many an unfortunate miner but also at historical sites throughout California and Nevada, many of which have been placed by Matuca and the Native Sons of the Golden West. This doins' will be dedicated to our own Chris Chase, honoring his lifelong commitment to history, and his generous support to Matuca Chapter 1849. Doins' will be June 7th-9th at the Sonora Fairgrounds and the dedication will take place at Boone's Memorials Saturday June 8th at 9:18am & 49 seconds. What says the Bretheren?

What's the Rub?

$45 - Pre-reg Red Shirts
$55 - Day of event
$75 - Pre-reg PBC/retread
$100 - Day of PBC/retread

Dedication Site:

Doins' Site:

Matuca 1849 Chili Cook-Off & Hawkers Faire

posted Feb 27, 2019, 12:31 PM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Jul 15, 2019, 8:51 AM ]

Attention all Clampers in good standing!

You are hereby invited to attend Clamper history in the making.  An experiment in bean-ocracy.  I ’m talking about the F.F.B. of 1849. The Fantastic Flatulent Brotherhood of Matuca 1st ever, possibly annual, possibly last, summer chili & bean cook-off and Hawkers fair.

Where you ask? At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds located in the beautiful gold rush town of Sonora, CA. Queen of the Southern Mines.

When you ask? Saturday August 10th 2019/6024.

Why you ask? Because Matuca has nothin’ to do in August.

This is an outdoor event but it will be held in the shade of the fabulous livestock area hay barn! Overnight camping is available for a chapter donation. Little Slippery will be flowing from opening til we’re done, probably about 3:00 pm. There will be a raffle and auction and all the frivolity and flatulence an asshole can take, and that could be stretching it.

Also, this is a once in a lifetime Clampurtunity to become a charter member of the Matuca F.F.A.. For a mere pittance of a price to be determined later, you will receive a certificate of authenticity proclaiming your charter membership in The Frivolous Flatulating Assholes of Matuca. Suitable for framing.

Ok, so whats the rub??

 What’s included
 Cooks $25.00 Wristband for slippery, contest entry
 General Admission$20.00
 Wristband for slippery

Tent Camping
 1 night
 2 nights

 RV Hookups  
1 night

  • All clamp no-no’s apply: No guns (real or simulated), no widders, no orphans and no explosives.
  • No cooking to start before 7am Aug, 10th
  • No limit on canned goods. If you think you can win with canned Hormel chili you're wrong, but you can try.
  • Cooks are responsible for their own utensils and everything needed to serve judges. Napkins, spoons, bowls etc
  • Propane fires ONLY, no open fires will be permitted per the campground rules
  • Open to chapter representatives and red shirts

For more info call XNGH Kevin Souza 209-984-2017

Mariposa Spring Doins 6024/2019

posted Feb 18, 2019, 1:23 PM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 1:36 PM ]

Alright Brothers, we're going to be at Mayrock for this years Spring Doins in Mariposa where we'll be dedicating the Tip Top Inn. Dedication will begin Saturday April 6th, 6024 at 9:18 and 49 seconds AM.

This doins is dedicated to Ken Homestead XNGH for his stalwart participation and hard work to the Matuca Chapter.

Your PBCs are to be presented to the Hangman Squeak Simunaci at 11am SHARP and are expected to be clean, odorless and sober. No BS, No exceptions.

The Grub will be New Yorks, sauteed mushrooms, salad, bread and fixins' prepared by Matuca's head cook Juan "Bean" Nichols and his cook crew.

All Matuca events go on rain or shine, don't believe any social media cancellation notices. Call one of these hoity toity important guys below to get the REAL FACTS

NGH - Dave Cox 209-768-7807
VNGH - Stehen Galarneau 209-756-1377
GNR - Kenneth Cox 209-770-7578

April 5-7, 6024/2019

What's the RUB??
 $45     Pre-reg Red Shirt
 Day of Reds Shirt
 $75 Pre-reg PBC/retred
 $100 Day of PBC/retred

Send gold dust to:
ECV Matuca 1849
PO Box 1844
Columbia CA, 95310


Dedication Site - 3086 Wass Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338

Doins Site - May Rock HWY 49

Matuca Chapter 1849 Sweet Hearts Ball

posted Dec 28, 2018, 2:10 PM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 9:32 AM ]

Let it be heard, far and wide that the Humbug invites all Brothers and their Widders to Mariposa for a celebration of love at the annual Sweet Hearts Ball.

Please bring canned goods for those in need!

There will be a Widders Gift and raffle

February 23, 2019/6024
Doors open at 4:00pm

Maiposa County Fairgrounds, Building A
5007 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338
(See map below)

(Humbucks required to quench your thirst)

Serving at 5:59 & 2/3 pm
Juan "Bean" Nichols and his Cook Crew will serve steak, chicken, scalloped potatoes, veggies, rolls and dessert.

Dressing to the period (1849ish) is recommended but not necessary. Awards will be awarded to: Best Praire, Saloon, Ballroom Gown, & Best Dressed Couple

Dance the evening away to the tunes of our live band. No DJ here!!


Mariposa County Fairgrounds RV & tent camping
Yosemite Miner's Inn Hotel
Best Western Yosemite Way Station
Mariposa Hotel Inn
Comfort Inn
5th Street Inn

Attendance to the Sweet Hearts Ball is limited to 120 couples.
Please RSVP. First come, first served.
Mail no later than February 16th 2019!!
To RSVP send $65 per couple along with your name and address to:
ECV Matuca 1849
PO Box 1844
Columbia CA, 95310

Make checks payable to: Matuca Chapter 1849

Matuca Chapter 1849 FIRST EVER 31st annual Widders Ball

posted Oct 18, 2018, 10:13 AM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Oct 18, 2018, 10:13 AM ]

Noble Grand Humbug Dave "Diamond Dave" Cox invites all Brothers and their Widders to a winder wonderland extravaganza that will surely warm your hearts, fill your bellies and dance your feet off.

Dec 1st at the Sonora Fairgrounds, admission is $65 per couple.

Sonora Motherlode Fairgrounds, Sierra Building
Doors will open at 4pm
Bring an unwrapped toy and a can of food for the orphans

(Humbucks required)

Serving at 5:59 & 2/3 pm
The Matuca Cook Crew will serve steak, chicken, scalloped potatoes, veggies, rolls and dessert.

Dressing to the period (1849ish) is recommended but not necessary. Awards will be awarded to: Best Praire, Saloon, Ballroom Gown, & Best Dressed Couple


 Gold Lodge
Sonora Inn
 Inns of California
 Roadway Inn
Aladdin Motor Inn
Sonora Oaks Best Western
 Country Inn Sonora
Black Oak Casino Resort
Jamestown hotel

Fall Dedication and Doin's September 14-16 2018-6023

posted Aug 20, 2018, 2:28 PM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Aug 20, 2018, 2:35 PM ]

Alright Brothers, the Hewgag Braws one last time for this year. We will be going back to the El Dorado ranch, remember to bring your popups it can get sunny and hot. I want to thank my Board of Officers for all of their help this year. I couldn;t have gotten any of it done without you all. Most of all I want to thank my Red Shirt Nation. It truly has been an honor to be your Humbug this year. So with all of that said, you are formally requested to grab your clamping supplies and head to the ranch, where we can have one last ride that just might end up a train wreck. 
-NGH Darrin "Train Wreck" Williams

Doins Site: 7460 Mountain Ranch Rd, Mountain Ranch CA

Dedication Site: Red Brick Saloon, 6 Main St, San Andreas CA

Summer Dedication & Doin's - June 1, 2, 3

posted Apr 11, 2018, 7:50 AM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 7:50 AM ]

Alright boys, it's time for our Summer Doin's. And yes, for those of you living under a rock, the rumors are true. This will be a dual skin doins with our brothers from Estanislao Chapter 58. For those of you who don't know, MATUCA sponsered Chapter 58 and this year marks the 60th anniversary of the most satisfactory event. So let's grab your clamping supplies and meet up at Westside property in Tuolumne as we will be dedicating the Carter Cemetery. The usual do's and do not's will apply as always. Hope to see all the brothers there, as this is sure to be an event to remember. Heck, I bet it's gonna be a "train wreck"!!

-NGH Darrin "Train Wreck" Williams


Spring Dedication & Doin's April 7-8, 2018-6023

posted Feb 27, 2018, 11:58 AM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 12:22 PM ]

The hewgag has sounded boys, so let's load up the wagons and meet at Mayrock.
Heck, some of you may even come up the Old Highway in Mariposa, which we
will be dedicating as it turns 100 years old. This will be an overnighter, so bring
your brothers and your PBCs. But let's go ahead and leave the bad attitudes, long knives, guns and all the
other usual no no's at home. Along with your fire pits, as there will be NO FIRES.
Hope to see you all there. What say the brethren??
-NGH Darrin "Train Wreck" Williams

The First Ever Tenth Annual Sweetheart's Ball

posted Jan 17, 2018, 7:48 PM by ECV Matuca   [ updated Feb 9, 2018, 2:25 PM ]

That's right, It's time to celebrate with your Widder!  Our NGH Darrin "Trainwreck" Williams and his lovely Widder Karie cordially invite Clampers from far and near to attend our glorious Sweethearts Ball!  The ball Will be held this year, like always, at building A in the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The date will be February 24th, but get your $70 rub in by February 17th, as this event usually sells out.  For more information, check out the flyer below, or call the Humbug after sending in the appropriate bribe.

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