Shop Mariposa this Christmas

Every year, the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce wants to remind people of all of the incredible products, services, restaurants, and retailers that we have in Mariposa County. During the holidays, it is of even greater importance.

Every year, starting on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce promotes “Shop Mariposa”. This campaign is used to help build excitement about buying locally from our friends and neighbors.


Prizes are donations made by businesses in and around Mariposa County. These donations range from dinner at one of our local restaurants, to a night’s stay in a wonderful room in or around our area. All prizes are a donation and can be tax deductible as a business or marketing expense. If you are interested in donating a prize, contact Kyle Stivers by e-mail at

How to Win

Participants earn raffle tickets by spending money in Mariposa County. Money spent can be on things as small as a soda from a local convenience store, to the more extravagant like a new car purchase. All transactions have to happen between Black Friday and the final drawing day.

Participants make their purchases and bring their receipts to the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. There, staff will tally your total sales and issue your raffle tickets. 1 ticket for every $10 spent rounded up to the nearest $10 increment. They will also take down your Name, Phone Number, and E-mail address so that you can be contacted if you are a winner. Tickets will then be deposited in our Ticket Package for the drawing.

Participants will also have a chance to earn “Double Tickets” by shopping at our Made in Mariposa Holiday Store located at our office. All purchases made in the Made in Mariposa Holiday Store will earn 2 tickets for every $10 spent.

We are also selling gift certificates for our Mariposa Gold Mine Escape Room. If you purchase a gift certificate, you will receive 2 tickets for every $10 spent on all receipts brought in on that day. If you also made purchases in the Made in Mariposa Holiday Store, your tickets earned are doubled earning 4 tickets for every $10 spent in the Made in Mariposa Holiday Store if you purchase a gift certificate.

Every Friday in December leading up to Christmas, the Chamber will draw tickets. The drawing drum will close 11:50 AM every Friday. Any tickets put in after that time will be put into the drawing drum for the next raffle.

The number of tickets drawn will rely on the number of items donated. All drawings will be broadcast on Facebook from the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Facebook page. Tickets will be drawn and winners names will be announced during the broadcast. Winners will also be notified by e-mail within 24 hours or by phone within 48 hours.

Winners are responsible for picking up their prize at the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce & VIsitor Center or to pay for shipping if it is necessary. Prizes must be picked up no later than December 30.

Some prizes may contain alcohol. If alcohol is one of the prizes you win and you are under the age of 21, you will be given a prize of equal value that does not contain alcohol. Only in cases of age restrictions, no prizes may be swapped for other prizes.