Local resident John Bruner is a believer! Bruner took his Bigfoot interests to the public when he created this unique celebration of the Blue Ridge Beast. He's not alone in his belief! This event draws national attention and it comes with big names, including Cliff Barackman, host of the TV series "Finding Bigfoot," and Barackman attended the 2019 festival. The event is centered around downtown Marion's Main Street community, The 310 District. You'll find "all things Bigfoot" including pottery, arts, crafts, cookies, stories, local and national experts with their exhibits, and more. Oh, and you'll find lots of Big Foot activity and photo ops, plus the Bigfoot Calling Contest and more. Follow John's Facebook page at WNC Bigfoot Festival for up-to-the-minute details.

This 2021 event includes the "big event" on Saturday, however, check their Facebook page for Friday activities.

Find a great place to stay and call the local visitor center to request free materials or visit online at https://www.blueridgetravelers.com. 888-233-6111.

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John Bruner

Main Street
Marion, NC 28752


Updated July 13, 2021