The small town of Marion, NC (about 50 miles North West of Charlotte) will be hosting our region’s biggest ever Bigfoot Festival later this summer. It will be held on September 14th, from 9am – 4pm.
The event will be sponsored by the Marion Downtown Business Association, the McDowell Chamber of Commerce, and the Facebook group ‘Bigfoot 911’.
John E. Bruner, who started Bigfoot 911, noted that the Bigfoot Festival will be something unique for not only North Carolina but this part of the country as well – it will be the only event of its kind on the East Coast.
He recently announced the second annual festival via the popular North Carolina Bigfoot Facebook group, Bigfoot 911 (now with over 12,000 members):
Organizers are planning on having a wide variety of craft and food vendors, with a heavy emphasis on Sasquatch-themed items. There will also be book signings, lectures, and live demonstrations about how to hunt for the mysterious creature.
Several booths will be set up for Bigfoot hunters to present their photographs and plaster casts from expeditions into the woods.
This year, they will be adding the first annual Bigfoot Chase 5k. The new 5K will take participants throughout downtown Marion as well as past some places you might spot Bigfoot himself.
The Facebook group ‘Bigfoot 911’ was first started in 2014 after a group of local investigators decided to share tips, stories, and photos from the McDowell County area.
The group recently received national and international attention after they reported a shockingly detailed sighting of Bigfoot near Lake James.