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2011 Bigfoot Jamboree, Happy Camp, CA

2911 Bigfoot Jamboree, Happy Camp, CA

Friday, September 3rd Bigfoot Jamboree begins

Booths and Concessions open at the Happy Camp River Park at 6 pm
Bigfoot Queen Coronation and Drawing at Happy Camp River Park Pavilion at 7 pm
Bigfoot Queen’s Dance with Music by Trackster DJ Service 9 pm to midnight when park closes

Saturday, Sept 3rd
Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Cub Scouts 7 am
Booths and Concessions open at the River Park 10 am
Amazing Race Sponsored by the Bigfoot Stores 10 am
Chalk Art at the Pavilion                                    10:30 am
Drift Boat Poker Run on the Klamath River 11 am
Smokey Bear through out the River Park with FS 12 noon
Bigfoot Research Presentation at the Pavilion by Bob Schmalzbach and Linda Martin 1 pm
Kids Activities 2 pm
Salmon BBQ Sponsored by Karuk Boosters 3 pm
Talent Show at River Park Pavilion 5 pm
Karaoke provided by Kim & Bill at River Park Pavilion 7 pm
Lawn Mower Races sponsored by Outdoor Club 7 pm
Dance with The Genuine Draft Band 9 PM to Midnight

Sunday, Sept 4,
Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Family Resource Center at the Elementary School on Park Way 7 to 10 am
Parade Sign Up and Staging 9:30 to 10:30 am
Wonderland Theme Parade begins 11 am,
Davis Road, West on Hwy 96 and turning on 2nd Avenue to the Bridge
Booths & Concessions open at the River Park 12 noon
Cowboy Poetry by Bill Roberts 12:15 pm
Hot Dog Contest Eating by Elk Creek Campground & Evans 1 pm
Parade Awards at the Pavilion 1:15 pm
Music by Trail Prison Band at Pavilion 1:30
Ducky Race
Family Fun Time (sack races/egg toss etc) 4:30
Park Closes at 6 PM but you will want to go to the Go Kart Track
for Lawn Mower Races sponsored by the Outdoor Club at 7 pm

All events and times subject to change and/or cancellation.
No dogs allowed inside the park not even on a leash.
No outside alcoholic beverages allowed inside the park.
No alcohol will be sold after midnight in accordance with the liquor license requirements.

Thank you to the Happy Camp Coordinating Council for the work and time they put into making the Bigfoot jamboree the biggest hometown festival on the Klamath River Community and have for 45 years!!! Don’t forget to thank them when you see them!!!


“Summer Days & Country Ways”

Bigfoot Jamboree is coming September 3-5th. The theme of this year’s Jamboree is “Summer Days and Country Ways!”

Time to get out your best creative ideas and plan a float for the Sunday Parade on this theme. Get out your file of secret family recipes and bake up the best grilling for the Cook-off too! There’s fun for all at the Bigfoot Jamboree.
Friday September 3rd
Welcome to the Bigfoot Jamboree at the Pavilion and booths open 6 p.m.
Teen Dance with music by Trackster D.J. from 9 – 12 p.m.

Saturday September 4th
Rib Grilling Cook off SET UP at 9 a.m.
Sign ups for Poker Run at 11 o’clock
12 noon Booths and Concessions open throughout the River Park
Bounce House open throughout the day operated by Nell Sakota for Community Easter Egg Hunt
Smokey Bear also arrives at noon
1 o’clock judging (Tasting) on the Rib Grilling Cook Off
2 o’clock Bigfoot Jamboree fist ever Grillig’ Cook Off Awards
2:30 Watermelon Eating Contest
9 p.m.Dance with music by Genuine Draft Band/ Park Closes at Midnight

Sunday, September 5th
7:30 Pancake Breakfast at the Happy Camp Elementary School on Park Way just before the River Park.
9:30 Parade Sign ups at the Post office
10-10:45 Parade Staging for all entrants who have already signed up at the Post Office.
Theme: Summer Days and Country Ways
Grand Marshalls- Jay and Stella Clark
Parade Announcer- Alan Dyar
12 noon Booths and Concessions open at the River Park
1 pm Kids Penny Scramble sponsored by Bigfoot Shop Smart
2 p.m. Ducky Race
Park Closes at 5 P.m.

Bigfoot Jamboree Parade

The Karuk Tribe’s float.

The Dear Mad’m Cabin

Sunday, the highlight of the Bigfoot Jamboree was the Parade. The theme was “The Heritage of Happy Camp.”

Double J and ABC Logging worked together on the number #1 commercial float. Elk Creek Campground came in 2nd in the commercial entries with a little cabin with Charlotte as Stella Patterson, and “DearSir” and “UpandUp” along. These characters are from Stella Patterson’s book of memoirs, Dear Mad’m.

Organizations were also in full swing. Family Resource Center was 1st place, Tom White on horseback with his POW flag was 2nd, and Smokey and the Forest Service won 3rd place in Organizations.

Bigfoot was especially energetic this time and even got into a tussle with some of the men, and he was 1st in the Individual category. Tom and Linda Seals in their 1923 T-bucket roadster came in 2nd and Katlynn Driskell with Charlene, Paul and Jim Driskell were third place.

The Grand Prize went to the Karuk Dancers. Grand Prize winning Karuk Dancers float were Shauniece Polmateer and Stormy Polmateer, Mikala Polmateer, Mac Polmateer, Jay Jay Reed, Charley Reed, Jason Reed, Rony Reed and David Arwood.

Judges were Buster Attebery, Jordon Blackford and Carol Day. The Grand Marshall was Don Zink.

Queen Tuesday Reigns at Bigfoot Jamboree



Each year the most important festival of the year in Happy Camp is the Bigfoot Jamboree. This year is no exception and it was a wonderful time.

The weather cooperated by being a little cooler and everyone worked together for a great time. Thanks to the Happy Camp Coordinating Council!!! I’d mention Tracy Burcell, Donna McCulley, Leonie Jacobsen, Janet Burcell, Linda Zink and Linda Davis but I don’t want to leave anyone out and you know it takes many willing volunteers to make such an event such a success.

Sammi Jo Goodwin, Kelsea Huston and Tuesday McClun were our top raffle ticket selling royalty for this year. Tuesday was crowned as Queen of the Bigfoot Jamboree before the teen dance on Friday night.

Happy Camp Summer

Since the one week of over 100 degree temperatures has passed, Happy Camp is back to being a wonderful Summertime place! Guests out at the resort sitting on the expansive green lawn watch the Klamath River flow by. Kids still rush to the creeks in the heat of the day for a cooling SPLASH down! Hikers climb to the top of the Town Trail from Elk Creek Road, and sit and watch over our beautiful little town.

Gardens have begun to yield their harvest. Wilson had tomatoes to spare and EmmaLee shared some zucchini with us. Blackberries will soon be ripe and instead of cherry pie we will enjoy blackberry cobbler (a la mode!)

Summer events will soon be happening all along the Klamath River Communities. First is the Blackberry Festival at the Klamath River Community Hall on August 22nd. Ask at Quigleys for more information on all that is planned!

Seiad Day is next with a parade, booths, and auction on wonderful arts and crafts on Saturday. This should be on August 29th — after school has begun, if we are lucky. The adults enjoy the dinner and dance following the day’s activities.

Finally, as if to top off all the events of the summer with friends and family coming from all corners, the Bigfoot Jamboree will be September 3-4-5th! All the fun from Fridays coronation of the Queen and teen dance to the parade on Sunday takes place at the beautiful River Park beneath huge shade trees! The Parade begins on Davis Road and then proceeds down Highway 95 so everyone (who isn’t in the parade) has a good chance to see all the floats and entries.

What a fun way to culminate happy summer days along the beautiful wild Klamath River!!!

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