The Happy Camp Coordinating Council can confirm that the 2016 Bigfoot Jamboree will commence as scheduled on Friday, September 2nd at 6pm. The Council has been working with the Happy Camp Community Service District and Fire Personnel regarding the Gap Fire and Fire Camp at the River Park. Many of the Fire Camp Firefighters will begin sleeping at an alternate camp location east of Happy Camp during Bigfoot Jamboree.
We are expecting to have both roads accessible to Bigfoot Jamboree vendors and patrons. We ask that all vehicles driving by the Fire Camp maintain a 5 mile per hour speed and be aware of firefighters and vehicles entering and leaving the Fire Camp.
Happy Camp has experienced clear blue skies since the fire started, currently winds are pushing the smoke east and north into Yreka and Medford. Highway 96 near Horsecreek is currently open, vehicles are being piloted through the burn area due to heavy smoke and the potential for falling debris; there is no word as of yet if that will be lifted by the weekend. The Happy Camp Coordinating Council will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our Big Money Bingo on Saturday at 3pm to the Gap Fire Victims. We hope to see you at the River Park this weekend!
On Sunday, September 4th come to Happy Camp, California for Bigfoot's Sunday Parade through the center of town. The Parade starts at 11am! This year's Parade Theme is "The Land Before Time: Dinos, Bigfoot and Cavemen"! The 2016 Grand Marshall's are Skip and Linda Davis.
We are holding our Parade Award Contest again this year; it is sponsored by Double J and the Karuk Community Development Corporation. We want to thank our sponsors for their generous support! The first place winner of the Non-Profit Category will receive a $250 donation. The first place winner of the Business Category will also receive $250 to donate to the non-profit of their choice. We are offering bonus points to float entries who incorporate Red, White and Blue in their float to commemorate the 50th Anniversary! We hope to see you and your family at this wonderful event Labor Day Weekend!
Don't miss the 50th Anniversary of Happy Camp's Bigfoot Jamboree less than two weeks away! Click here to see the full Schedule of Events! The Happy Camp Coordinating Council has been planning this year's events and activities since March, we're so excited to announce that we've added new events like a "Big Money Bingo" on Saturday, Tots Sunday Fun Day, and a Coronation Ceremony that includes a Bigfoot Queen and a Junior Bigfoot Queen! Don't miss old favorites like Kids Day at the Park, the 5k Bigfoot Dash, Live Band Saturday Night, the Pancake Breakfast, an all-weekend Co-ed Softball Tournament and Sunday's Bigfoot Parade through town!
This is a great event for the entire family! Free admission, free parking, vendor booths selling artisan crafts and food. Adults can enjoy the beer booth and poker booth while listening to great music on Friday and Saturday night. We hope to see you at the River Park Labor Day Weekend, September 2nd, 3rd and 4th!
Don't forget, you can purchase your ducks NOW for the 8th Annual Ducky Derby during Bigfoot Jamboree on Labor Day Weekend. Ducks are on sale now in Happy Camp at Napa, Double J, & Marble Mountain Gifts. Ducks can be purchased at these locations up until 6pm on Friday, September 2nd. After that you can buy your ducks at the Information Booth at the River Park, during the Jamboree, until Sunday at 1pm.
At 2pm on Sunday, September 4th head on over to Indian Creek Bridge to watch the ducks drop of the Second Street Bridge. Prices for ducks are: 1 for $5, 3 for $10 (1 free), 6 for $20 (2 free), or 15 for $60 (3 free). 1st Place prize is $100, 2nd Place prize is $75, 3rd Place prize is $50 and 4th Place prize is $25. This is a great event for the entire family, we hope to see you Labor Day Weekend in Happy Camp!
During the 2016 Bigfoot Jamboree don't forget to come to the Happy Camp Elementary School on Sunday, September 4th at 7am for the Pancake Breakfast. This is a fundraiser for the High School Class of 2018! The 2018 Graduates will be serving pancakes (of course) with eggs, sausage or bacon, and milk or juice. The price is just $7 per plate for adults and $4 for kids. Come eat some great food and support the Class of 2018! We hope to see you in Happy Camp on Labor Day Weekend!
Don't miss the 50th Anniversary of Bigfoot Jamboree in Happy Camp, California over Labor Day Weekend! Head to our website to see this year's official Bigfoot Jamboree poster. The Happy Camp Coordinating Council has been hard at work planning this year's events and activities. Don't miss the Coronation Ceremony, Raffle Drawing and Dance with Karaoke Contest on Friday Night, or the 5k Dash on Saturday morning along with Kids Day at the Park!, Big Money Bingo and Live Band on Saturday Night. Finally on Sunday don't miss the big Parade through town or the Tots Sunday Fun Day or the Ducky Derby!
Come check out the craft and food vendors, Poker Booth, Beer Booth and Dime Toss Booth! Kids ATV races on Friday, Co-ed Softball Tournament too at the Gail Zink Memorial Baseball Field all weekend long. On Sunday morning head over to the Elementary School cafeteria for the Pancake Breakfast benefiting the Class of 2018. We hope to see you and your family at the River Park in Happy Camp this Labor Day Weekend: September 2nd, 3rd and 4th!!!
Don't miss Kids Day at the Park! on Saturday, September 3rd at the Happy Camp River Park from 11am to 5pm. With a water slide, bounce house, dry slide, obstacle course, face painting and much more! Just $5 for 3 hours of play inside the Kids Day area!
We want to thank the generous sponsors who made Kids Day possible: Marble Mountain Gifts Co., Clinic Pharmacy, Karuk Tribal TANF, Siskiyou Telephone and Karuk Tribe of California. Hope to see you and your family at Kids Day on Saturday, September 3rd!
Bigfoot Jamboree is a 3-day festival in Happy Camp, California. This annual event takes place at the H.C. River Park every Labor Day Weekend.