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It is with great excitement that the Shaver Lake Fishing Club announces the coals are still hot for this year’s 22nd Annual Black Pot Cookoff!  In an effort to meet the critical needs of the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum in Shaver Lake, during this current health crisis, we are taking the fundraiser “virtual”!

For the past 21 years, community members along with Central Sierra Historical Society supporters have joined together on the beautiful shore of Shaver Lake to raise money for our local museum.  Thousands of dollars are raised every August to help ensure the museum doors stay open for the enjoyment of thousands of visitors each year.

The High Sierra Black Pot Cookers and other volunteer “chefs” prepare a variety of delicious foods from cast iron Dutch ovens known as “black pots”. Local bluegrass musicians “The Bluegrass Element” play the sunset into place over the lake, while the savoring smells from the black pots fill the air.  Shaver Lake Fishing Club members host cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert to the many wonderful people who attend.

The Black Pot Cookoff is the largest annual fundraiser for the Central Sierra Historical Society. In light of the current health crisis, we have sadly had to cancel this year’s event at the lake. At the same time, our local museum faces unique challenges and needs our help now more than ever.

Although we would prefer to host you in person at the lake, the embers are still burning as we take the event “virtual” this year. We hope you will join us and continue to support the Museum. Thanks to the generous donations from people like you, the annual Black Pot fundraiser has raised nearly $400,000 since 1999.  We would also like to thank Southern California Edison for without them, none of this would be possible.  All proceeds from this year’s “virtual” event will go to the Central Historical Society’s – Building and Exhibit Fund.


Kicks off immediately and will continue through August 31, 2020.

Our goal is to raise $30,000.

for the Central Historical Society’s – Building and Exhibit Fund.

Here are some ways you can be a part of this great cause:

Purchase your Gold Plates

Participate by donating $175 and receive a commemorative apron.

Purchase your Silver Plates

Participate by donating $150 and receive a framed historic photograph.

Get your Quilt Raffle Tickets

Participate in our virtual raffle for an opportunity to win the treasured quilt handcrafted by Sue Golda.

Make a Donation of Your Choice

Support the museum by making a donation in the amount of your choice. Commemorative gifts are only available with plate purchases.

Like & Follow Our Facebook Page

Stay connected with the Virtual Black Pot Cookoff.

Thank You Gifts

Your donation means a lot!
As a way of saying thank you for purchasing one of the “Virtual Plates” we’d like to send you one of these gifts.

Gold Plate Gift

Commemorative Apron

Celebrate the Black Pot Cookoff each time you wear this one size fits all commemorative apron 
With your purchase of a Gold Virtual Plate

Silver Plate Gift

Commemorative 8x10 Framed Picture

Featuring SLFC club houses from the past and the area where they once stood, which is where the Black Pot Cookoff now takes place each year.
With your purchase of a Silver Virtual Plate

Annual Quilt Raffle


65" x 65" Handcrafted Quilt

Crafted by Sue Golda

With each quilt Sue Golda makes, she matches her themes to the recipient. She believes there is always something special about a handmade quilt and the love that is put into creating them.  The quilts she sews for the Black Pot Cookoff each year showcase the beautiful natural environment of our mountains, the lake, and the animals that inhabit Shaver Lake.  The inspiration for her creative designs come from the love she has for the mountains, the Shaver Lake Fishing Club, her family’s cabin, and the Shaver Lake community.

Your Donation will go directly to the Central Sierra Historical Society's Building & Exhibit Fund.

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