September 8, 2018
Don't miss this brand new festival in western North Carolina that celebrates the legendary Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch. It will be held 12-6 PM in downtown Marion, located about 36 miles east of Asheville.
In addition to Sasquatch-themed items, find a variety of local craft and food vendors at the first ever Bigfoot Jubilee Festival. Also attend book signings, lectures, and live demonstrations about how to hunt for the mysterious creature. Several booths will be devoted for Bigfoot hunters from across the country to present their photographs and plaster casts from expeditions into the woods. Enter the Bigfoot calling and Bigfoot knocking contests! Run a 5K at 8 AM.
Sightings of Bigfoot have been reported in the Northwest US dating back to the mid 1800s. The hairy ape-like creature has been described as being 6-9 feet tall with a strong unpleasant smell. Its enormous footprints are claimed to be as large as 24 inches long.
The organizer, John Bruner, is a local expert on Bigfoot and chronicles sightings from across the country. In fact, there was a sighting by nearby Lake James in 2017. He operates the North Carolina Bigfoot 911 Facebook group.