The small town of Marion, NC (about 50 miles North West of Charlotte) will be hosting our region’s biggest ever Bigfoot Festival next month. It will be held in September 8th, from 12-6 pm.
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 it via the popular North Carolina Bigfoot Facebook group, Bigfoot 911 (now with over 7,000 members):
“OK Everybody I promised a major announcement here it is. Last Monday we had a meeting with the Marion Downtown Business Association and the McDowell Chamber of Commerce and we jointly decided that there will be a BIGFOOT festival held in downtown Marion in September 2018, we are gonna do it big and do it right. We will keep you posted.”
Organizers are now 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.
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.
Last year, the group received national and international attention after they reported a shockingly detailed sighting of Bigfoot near Lake James.