No one who has lived in Happy Camp long doubts that this is the biggest event of the year, Bigfoot Jamboree. This will be the 45th year of celebrating, although one canceled for wildfires and once Kids Daze occurred instead. This year’s Bigfoot Jamboree begins at 6 pm Friday evening with the booths and concessions open. The Bigfoot queen, Cassidy Little, will be crowned and her court of five princesses will be Bridget Koons, Abigail Eadie, Florence Peters, Summer Goodwin and Julia Peters. DJ Trackster will begin the dance at 9 until midnight when the park closes.
Saturday morning before the booths and concessions open in the River Park at 10 you can still get up bright and early and get pancakes for breakfast by the Cub Scouts. The Amazing Race will begin at 11 am and will continue until there is a winner. It’s $10 to enter but that will go for the prizes and t-shirts for contestants too! You may compete as a team which will come in very helpful to get smart people on your team to solve the riddles. Linda Zink and Lisa West of the Bigfoot Stores are arranging the races and it sure sounds like a lot of fun so you won’t want to miss the Amazing Race.
Chalk Art will occur at the Pavilion at 10:30 Saturday also. Drift Boat Poker Run is happening on the Klamath River at 11. For more information on the Drift Boat Poker Run give Jody Waddell a call. Smokey the Bear will visit all the good boys and girls at the park around noon with his Forest Service escort. At one o’clock at the Pavilion, Robert “Javabob” Schmalzbach and Linda Martin will be sharing aobut Bigfoot Research.
Saturday at 2 pm there will be kids games. The Salmon BBQ by the Karuk Boosters club will begin at 3 and at 5 will be the Talent Show. Glenn Rickles is arranging the talent and everyone can compete for the fun of it. Kim and Bill will provide Karoke at the Pavilion at 7 pm. Genuine Draft Band will take the stage until midnight with music to dance by. In the meantime the Outdoor Club will be over on the old Go Kart Track racing Lawnmowers at 7.
Sunday morning pancake breakfast will be at the Happy Camp Elementary School sponsored by the Family Resource Center who does so many good things in Happy Camp helping people and families and the whole community. Get your pancakes from 7 AM to 10 AM. Yum!
Parade sign up is at 9:39n to 10:30 so that the parade will be ready to start on Davis Road by 11 o’clock. The route of the parade will be lined with Happy Campers down Davis Road, west on Highway 96 to 3nd Avenue and then to the Bridge over Indian Creek. The theme is Wonderland. The judges will be evaluating all the floats and entries in the parade.
On Sunday the booths and concessions don’t open until noon after the parade and then there will be Cowboy Poetry by Bill Roberts. Hotdog Eating Contest will be sponsored by Elk Creek Campground at 1pm and fill the contestants up for lunch!! At 1:15 the awards for the Parade entries will be announced at 1:15 pm. Then there will be music by the Trail Prison Band.
Ducks will be available earlier at the Park and but they will begin their race down Indian Creek at the Bridge and proceed to the mouth of Indian Creek on the Klamath where the winner will be fished out of the water. Then there will be a Family Fun time with sack races, egg toss and hula hooping, and lots of activities just for the fun of it. When this has ended a very happy but busy day, the park will close at 6. If you still have energy left, go over to the Go Kart Race Track and enjoy another turn with the Lawn Mower races. All in all there’s a lot of fun things to do! Bring your family and friends and enjoy this very special weekend. Join us for Happy Camp’s Bigfoot Jamboree.