Thursday, August 30, 2018

Super Squatch Me at Willow Creek's Bigfoot Daze Celebration

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Head east to Willow Creek this weekend for fun at the tiny town's biggest event, the 58th annual Bigfoot Daze Celebration making its appearance Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (free admission). The town-wide event goes all day long with music, games, activities, food and craft booths, a deep-pit barbecue and more. Things kick off with the parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. This year's theme is Superhero Bigfoot, so keep an eye out for a conspicuous figure hulking about in a XXXXXXXXL cape. We're not saying the big guy's making an appearance, yeti might.

The kids' ice cream social packs 'em in starting at 10 a.m. over at the Willow Creek Museum, where you can see all manner of Bigfoot memorabilia. Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band rock The Forks Lounge early, starting their first set at 10:30 a.m. (grab a Bloody Mary — they're practically a salad and on special all day). After the parade, get to steppin' to Veterans Park around 11 a.m. for food vendors, beer, art, crafts, water slides, a bounce house, a rock wall and a softball tournament. At noon, there's a horseshoe tournament, live music, kids' bike games, a balloon toss and more. Bring your best freaky scream to the Bigfoot Call Contest at 1 p.m. or get racy at the Adult Bike Games. At 2 p.m. watch the Sasquatches send seeds flying at the watermelon eating contest or see who stacks up in the logging competition at 3 p.m. When it's all over, head back to the Forks for rock and roll from the Movers and the Shakers at 8 p.m. or roll to Rockslide Bar & Grill at 9 p.m. for DJ dancing and drink specials.

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