Finding Bigfoot Festival
April 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
100 Kimtu Rd.
Willow Creek, California 95573
Phone: (707) 335-6202
Finding Bigfoot Festival is the setting for Animal Planet’s hit show “Finding Bigfoot," a 2-hour special episode shoot in Willow Creek, California: The Bigfoot Capital of the World.
The Northern California mountain town where the modern Bigfoot legend began is hosting a 50th-anniversary commemoration on Saturday, April 29. Among the guests, the TV show Finding Bigfoot, which will shoot a special two-hour episode of the popular Animal Planet series; and Bob Gimlin, the cryptozoology hunter who filmed the famous “Patti” Bigfoot near Willow Creek in 1967.
The public is invited to join in the festivities, which will include a parade, contests for best Bigfoot calling, knocking and footprint making, axe throwing and logging competitions, as well as live entertainment, a kids zone, and a special showing of the Patterson-Gimlin footage, the second most watched amateur film ever.
The parade to kick off the Finding Bigfoot Festival leaves Willow Creek – China Flat Museum at 10 a.m. and heads to Veteran’s Park 100 Kimtu Road, Willow Creek where Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band will kick off the musical entertainment, followed by Crooked Trees, Ju Drum and many more musicians, some with Bigfoot Tunes.
• Dogs on leash are welcome at the parade and festival.