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Friday Travel Ticker: Humboldt's Hominids

August 25, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • The Bigfoot Days parade is one of the many Labor Day weekend activities in the Northern California town of Willow Creek.
The Bigfoot Days parade is one of the many Labor Day weekend activities in…

Bigfoot Days takes place over Labor Day weekend in the Humboldt County town of Willow Creek, where famed Bigfoot footage was taken in 1967. Festivities include a parade, barbecue and oyster feed. Info (800) 346-3482 . . . . Tour Santa Barbara’s microbreweries with a new offer that includes lunch and tastings at three locations, for $80; (805) 320-2950 . . . . One hour north, charming little Los Alamos holds its 65th annual  Old Days Celebration Sept. 23-25. Admission is free . . . . The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival honors young adventurers Sept. 18. Advance tickets, (909) 866-4970 . . . . Fans of Hotel Del will enjoy “Wish You Were Here,” a collection of vintage postcards featuring the Coronado landmark. It’s $20 at the hotel’s Signature Shop, or by calling (888) 236-1357 . . . . New England leaf-peepers should refuel at the Waterville Valley, N.H., Chili Challenge Oct.  1 . . . . Connect with the best of Virginia orchards, wineries and fall foliage through this new website . . . .  Travel quote of the day: “I did not fully understand the dread term ‘terminal illness’ until I saw Heathrow for myself.” (Dennis Potter)

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