The small town of Marion, NC (about 50 miles North West of Charlotte) will be hosting our region’s biggest ever Bigfoot Festival this weekend. It will be held on September 18th and 19th.
Friday, September 18th will include a massive Bigfoot Expo inside the Marion Community Building with Researchers presenting and displaying a wide range of evidence. The expo costs $5 per person.
Saturday, September 19th will feature an expanded street festival that will last from 10 AM-6 PM with vendors, speakers, Sasquatch-themed food, and even a kids zone.
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 third 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, along with 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.
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.