Saturday, September 10, 2016

Bigfoot Days 2016, Willow Creek

Special Post for BIGFOOT DAYS, September 2016

Since 1960 this fun community festival has been held on Labor Day weekend in Willow Creek, California, the "Bigfoot Capitol of the World," as they say, or "The Gateway to Bigfoot Country." This is its 56th annual sighting. It's normally just a small-town celebration, with a little Bigfoot content, but this year it was literally infested with Bigfoot. There were many different Bigfoot in this parade, by far more than most years; and this was the year that many felt could be the ultimate decline of the celebration. Instead of giving in to the CalTrans decision not to close the main road which is Highway 299 for the parade, the community rallied back, and came out with not only more Bigfoot, but a real crowd of fire trucks, tanks and military vehicles, Forest Service representatives (including Smokey the Bear), a veteran's color guard and some horses.

All photos here, by and copyright, Steven Streufert
Blue Lake Casino brought Star Wars into the picture this year.

Coast Central got festive with an oddball Bigfoot.

River boat racers representing.

Ace Hardware brought along their statue and a costume...
...and some kind of frisbee game.
Bigfoot clowning around.
Six Rivers Medical Clinic
A pizza-making Bigfoot?
Native Princess.
I didn't catch who Camp Bigfoot are, but they had a cool Squatchmobile.

Smokey always shows up with his USFS friends.
The tail end of the parade.
Someone around here is building an army, I think.
Firefighters showed up from many towns about the area.

The festival after the parade was held in Veteran's Park this year, which is always good (when no fire crews have to occupy it).
I didn't see too many trying to kiss this dude.
Here's the schedule of grand events for the day.
Yours truly, with one daughter...

...and with the other daugthter.

There are many other years of the BIGFOOT DAYS festival covered here on this blog. Just look around, browse the links at left, or use this link...

Here is some information that was posted prior to the event. You could always use much of it to make plans for a trip at the end of summer next year.