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Past Presidents:

Marcy Barry, Chris White, Dale Briggs, Kent Standley, Kathy Goss, Richard White, Jim Jennings, Jack Tharp, Ralph Baker Dennis Rohrs, Logan Anker, Rick Crowder, Harold Jorgenson, Chuck Persico, Dr. Raymond Babcock, Lee Persico, Louis Zanella, Galen Hathaway, Merrill Williams, Kenneth Jamieson, Gus Goren, Mel Clatty, Frank Whitney, and Faris Whitney.

Contact Willits Frontier Days: P.O. Box 800 in Willits, CA 95490 | 707-459-6330 |

Past Grand Marshal winners:

2019: J.D. Redhouse; 2018: Chris Neary; 2017: Howard Foundation; 2016: Willits Boy Scouts; 2015: Yokum's Body Shop; 2014: Nita Tharp; 2013: Mike Griggs, Sr. and Honorary Grands Cloyd and Barbara Taylor; 2012: Willits Chamber of Commerce; 2011: Black Bart Gunfighters; 2010: Stella James and Honorary Grand Greg Randrup; 2009: Jeff Smith and Honorary Grand Edie Ceccarelli

Past Heritage Award winners:

2019: Steve and Lana Eberhard; 2018: Ruth Burris; 2017: Beverly Henderson; 2016: Don Jerome; 2015: Harrah Industries; 2014: Carl Gallups; 2013: Hal Wagenet; 2012: Bud Garman; 2011: John and Bobbie Tilley; 2010: Carlin and Bill Horger; 2009: Claudia Smith Hill; 2008: June Sizemore; 2007: Doug Goss; 2006: Kathleen Goss; 2005: Richard and Francee White; 2004: Evelyn Persico; 2003: Don Norred; 2002: Dan Pinon; 2001: Johnny Mayer; 2000: Rick Crowder; 1999: Fred Page; 1998: Jimmy Nyhen and Russ Oakley; 1997: George and Jane Jenkins; 1996: Little Lake Fire Department; 1995: ______; 1994: Chuck Persico; 1993: Jack Tharp; 1992: Fred Steele; 1991: Orval Archer; 1990: Florence Persico; 1989: Ken Jamieson; 1987: Annette Pinon; 1986: Lee Persico; 1985: The Colli Sisters; 1984: Frank Boomer; 1983: George Kincade; 1982: Grace and Ralph LaSwell; 1981: Virginia Ciancio; 1980: Don Coleman; 1979: Logan Anker; 1978: Harold Jorgenson; 1977: Leandro 'Dink' Persico.

Past Top Hand Award winners:

2019: Billy Rutler; 2018: Todd Hollifield; 2017: June Sizemore; 2016: Harold Potter; 2013: Jeff Cook and Denny Pinon, 2012: Art Cooley and Fred Barry; 2010: Dan and Laura McBride; 2009: Dave and Jenny Watts

President's Message:


What a year last year was!

While things still look tentative this year, Willits Frontier Days will try our best to make as much of the usual Fourth of July events and gatherings as normal and memorable as ever - but we will have to keep mindful of Coronavirus protocols and guidelines issued by the state and county for this year's events.

We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding and hopefully we will have a 95th annual event that's a great time and fun for all.

Fred Barry, President