The Sasquatch! Music Festival was founded in 2002 by Pacific Northwest-based concert promoter Adam Zacks. Prior to the inception of the festival, Zacks booked and managed shows at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. After moving to Seattle, Washington to be closer to friends and family, Zacks began considering the creation of a music festival in the Pacific Northwest.
Sasquatch! typically features a range of musical genres, with the emphasis being on indie rock bands and singer-songwriters, but also including alternative rock, hip hop, EDM, and comedy acts. As of 2012 the festival features five stages: Sasquatch! Main Stage, Bigfoot Stage, Banana Shack (a tent that features primarily electronic music), Yeti Stage, and Maine Stage.
Most attendees of the festival camp in designated campsite fields nearby, as the venue is relatively remote and there are no large urban areas nearby.