What an amazing day!!!! We hope everyone had as much fun as we did on Saturday. The turnout was even bigger than expected and we really appreciate everybody making the trip out to Willow Creek to celebrate!

The Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce sends a HUGE thank you to Debbie Dickson for coordinating the parade on Saturday and all her help leading up to the big day. The Dickson family has been helping make Bigfoot Daze a success for many years and this year was no exception! Chelsea Dickson held it down yet again, for the watermelon eating contest and Bigfoot calling contest. Thank you ladies for everything this year!!

Congratulations to our 2022 Bigfoot Daze Grand Marshalls: Gil & Mediha Saliba!!

Thank you Heidi Carpenter-Harris for being our MC for the parade this year!

We want to give a special thank you to the donors that made this event possible and helped us fundraise for the event next year!! Show them some love for their generosity!!

Six Rivers Brewery

Mad River Brewing

Lost Coast Brewery

DelReka Distributing

Redwood Curtain Brewing Co

Eel River Brewing Co

Humboldt Cider Co

Ray’s Food Place Willow Creek

Bill & Joan Briggs

California Adventure District

A big congratulations to our parade winners listed below:

Best Use of Theme : River Song Natural Foods

Best Overall Float : Shae Johnston & family

Best Walking Group: U.S.D.A Forest Service with Smokey Bear

Best Vehicle: Jeremy & Elizabeth Stallings

Best Animal Entry: Mike Robertson

Best Float: Coast Central Credit Union

Best Business Float: Ace Hardware

Best Youth Entry: Bigfoot Bike Life

Debbie Dickson will have your awards delivered by Thursday.

Thank you all for your participation and to everyone that came out to enjoy Bigfoot Daze!!

Mark your calendars for Bigfoot Daze 2023 on Saturday July 8th!




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Willow Creek is a small, rugged mountain community nestled in the heart of the Six Rivers National Forest alongside the beautiful Trinity River. This unique mountain town offers some of the best recreation in Humboldt County! You can take an adventurous white water rafting trip, kayak, tube, and swim in the rivers. Visitors enjoy hiking our picturesque wilderness trails, camping and fishing alongside the Trinity River, our bountiful local farmers market, touring craft cannabis farms, or searching for Bigfoot! Willow Creek, river fun in the mountain sun!


The town of Willow Creek, at the junction of 299 (Trinity River National Scenic Highway) and 96 (Bigfoot Scenic Highway), is located inside the Six Rivers National Forest. Surrounded by magnificent natural landscape, this little community offers many popular pursuits from river rafting and kayaking to hiking and bird watching. Just 12 miles from Willow Creek on Highway 96 is the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, the largest Indian reservation in California.


Approximately 1 hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and 2 hours from Redding, Willow Creek enjoys sunny weather all summer long. A popular tourist destination because of beaches and parks, as well as extensive roads for scenic driving or biking, and trails for hiking in the Six Rivers National Forest. The dense forests provide exceptional wildlife viewing of elk, deer, river otters, black bears, mink, bald eagles and peregrine falcons.

Home to farms, artists and a vibrant retirement community, this town has plenty of retail options and stores for grocery and camping supplies. Get coffee or dine at the town’s many local eateries. Pick up fresh produce or fruit at a local farm stand.

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