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Thank you to all who came out to the festival! We had such a wonderful time and we can’t wait to do it all again next year! We also send a great big thank you to all of our volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and celebrity guests!
Next year’s festival will feature several on-stage contests! We’ll have a Bigfoot calling contest, a tree knocking contest, and our brow-raising mullet contest! We’ll also have speakers take the stage, as well as some musical entertainment. Stay tuned as we plan another eventful and entertaining festival!
The 2023 festival will be on Saturday, October 21. We’ll see you there!
Thank you and congratulations to each and every one of you who ran or walked our first ever Bigfoot 5K on the plateau! The results are posted below. We are especially thankful to all the volunteers who helped us out, as well as to Vicki Mackzum for doing such a great job with the timing chips. I also appreciated the band Troublesome Times for providing us with such great music at the start and finish line.
Our youth winner is posted below, as well. Good job, Jake!
This is just a reminder that only cash is taken at the gates of the festival. We also ask that you pay in small bills (ie. $5 or $10 bills). This helps us with change, especially if someone has the gate bust their $100. Once you pay, you will be handed a ticket. After you pass on through the gate, a security guard will tear that ticket in half.
Once inside the festival, there will be an ATM located near the main gate entrance that is across from the Fire Dept.
Adults are only $5 and kids 12 and under are FREE! We look forward to seeing you there!
Festival-goers can either pay at the gate the day of the festival or prepay by using Eventbrite. If you prepay on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/328161528967 you get a free prize at the festival! Prepay tickets need to enter the main gate of the Fairgrounds (facing the Fire Dept) to get the free prize.
We do ask that you have correct change at the gate. Adults are $5 and kids 12 and under are FREE!
There is only access to an ATM once you have paid to get inside. The ATM has to be stored indoors with ethernet access. You are more than welcome to use that once you’re inside.
One of the new additons to this year’s festival is the Creative Compassion scavenger hunt! This scavenger hunt is brought to you by SERVPRO and we sure are thankful for their sponsorship. With nearly two dozen prizes it’s certainly a scavenger hunt worth participating in! Pick up your scavenger papers at the Creative Compassion booth near the main entrance to the Fairgrounds on festival day. We’ll see you there!
A FREE showing of the Legend of Boggy Creek takes place Tuesday evening, October 4, at the Palace Theatre in downtown Crossville. Come on out for a spooky movie during the spookiest month of the year! Reserve your seat today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/391124863997 to ensure you have a seat. We’ll see you there!
UPDATE: This event was a huge success! We had over 150 people show up for the movie, not including Bigfoot! (ha) Guests were very excited to see Bigfoot after the show.
We thank our Skunk Ape-Level sponsors! These folks are sponsoring for $250 and we are so grateful for their generosity! Look for them at the festival or just out and about. When you see them, please be sure and thank them for their generous sponsorships!
We are so very thankful for two new Bigfoot-Level ($1,000) sponsors! Please be sure and thank these folks when you see them out and about!
The Playhouse and Dave Kirk are sponsoring the big kid’s zone! Crimestoppers is sponsoring the 5K shirts and timing chips! We sure do appreciate them for helping make this festival even bigger and better than last year’s!
We are grateful to have our Skunk Ape level sponsors for the Bigfoot Festival this year! Please be sure to find them at their booths at the Festival and thank them for their support. Our sponsors make this Festival possible and we couldn’t do it without them!
The 5K medals are here and they look amazing! Each runner/walker will receive one of these as soon as they cross the finish line. What a cool medal to add to your collection! Sign up for the race today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/326889674817
The Bigfoot 5K Glow Walk/Run will take place at the Fairgrounds and Obed River Park on Friday, October 14th at 8:00 pm.
Glow sticks will be provided at the race. We’ll also have live music, snacks, and a whole bunch of fun!
A big thank you to Cann-I-Help for becoming a Yeti-level sponsor of the Bigfoot Festival! We are so thankful for their generous sponsorship. To check out all of their amazing products, just visit https://cannihelptn.com/ today! Tell them Bigfoot sent ya! 😉
It’s also GREAT to hear that they did so well at last year’s festival! It’s always so cool to hear how well local businesses did with our festival. Cheers to an even bigger festival this year!
Be sure and get in on the Bigfoot Festival action the day before the festival! We have a very special VIP event planned for Friday evening at the historic Palace Theatre. Jeff and Willie from Mountain Monsters will surely fascinate, Ben Hansen is sure to amaze, and other guest speakers will leave you intrigued. Come hear all about Bigfoot and UFOs! What an evening!
Mix and mingle with our celebrity guests, enjoy a nice meal, and prepare to have something to talk about with friends and family long after the event has ended! Get your tickets today (before we sell out!) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/321914804847. And yes, we have VIP goody bags again this year!
The next time you stop by your local Dunkin’ Donuts be sure and thank them for their generous sponsorship of the Bigfoot Festival! We are so grateful for their “Skunk Ape” level of sponsorship! Be sure and stop by their booth at the festival and try out their delicious iced coffee and more!
This year the Kids on the Rise kid’s zone will be under a big 2,400 sq ft white tent! Look for that tent and let the kids play to their hearts’ content! Remember, kids 12 and under get into the festival for free!
We’ll have crafts, goodies, basketball, rocket propelling, story-telling, fishing, face painting, and MORE! Be sure and stop by and have a GREAT time!
Thanks to Phillips Rentals (https://phillipsrentals.net/) in Cookeville for giving us a discount on the tent and for their excellent customer service! We sure do appreciate their generous support!
We are so proud to announce a Yeti-level sponsorship from Crossville’s newest RV Park! Paradise on the Mountain RV Park has full hookups, great wifi, 65-foot pull throughs, and a climate controlled bath house. They are located right across the interstate from Buc-ee’s, just past Roane State. Please thank them for their support of the Bigfoot Festival! Active duty vets and first responders receive a 10% discount! Visit www.paradiseonthemtn.com for even more info and to book your site today!
Make sure you register for the first ever Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival 5K Glow Run! The run/walk will take place at 8:00 pm Friday, October 14th at the Community Complex and Obed River park. That’s the Friday evening before the Bigfoot Festival that Saturday. We’ll have glow sticks, snacks, live music, and awards! Register by September 15 to make sure you get a cool Bigfoot 5K t-shirt! This race benefits the Cumberland County Animal Shelter.
The race is ran with timing chips and each runner gets a cool medal!
You heard me right! The shirts for this year’s festival are in and they look amazing! There’s only one problem….you have to choose between red or blue. Decisions, decisions…
Get yours today at the Crossville Depot in Downtown Crossville or swing by the historic Palace theatre. OR…you can get one at the festival while supplies last. I’d play it safe and pick one up at the Depot or Palace!
The Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival’s VIP event will be held Friday, October 14, at the Historic Palace Theatre in downtown Crossville, Tennessee! Doors open at 6:00 pm. This gorgeous venue is perfect for this year’s event, and its resident ghost might even make her appearance! This year’s swag bags are ah-mazing, as is the celebrity lineup. A big thank you to Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union for the generous sponsorship that is making great things happen!
Check out these celebrity speakers we have lined up! This is sure to be a festival you’ll love and enjoy! Bring the kids, too. We’ll have a HUGE kids zone under a big white tent. There’s something for everyone and at such a good price. Adult admission is only $5 and kids 12 and under are FREE!
The Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival is an affordable, family-friendly event that is sure to be a blast! Admission is only $5 for adults and FREE for kids 12 and under! Our goal is for you to have a safe and fun day out!
Our GIGANTAPITHICUS-LEVEL sponsor this year is Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union! We are so very proud to have their support!
Last year’s festival was a HUGE success and we can’t wait to do it again this year! Get your tickets online and we’ll have a free gift ready for you at the gate! Get those tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/328161528967.
Come on out and see what all the fuss is about! We can’t wait to welcome you on October 15, 2022!
The festival is located on the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, located at 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville, TN. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the festival ends at 6:00 p.m.
This year’s festival benefits Creative Compassion, a local nonprofit that helps mainly low-income residents with housing needs. Creative also helps people, regardless of income, with rent/mortgage and utility needs as needed.
This year’s festival will feature a Bigfoot 5K the Friday evening before the festival! Come out for music, fun, and lots of laughs! The 5K benefits the Cumberland County Animal Shelter. Get those tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/326889674817.
And don’t forget the VIP event that is also the Friday evening before the festival! Last year’s was a blast and we can’t wait to see this year’s! Get tickets to this very special evening at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/321914804847.
For MUCH more information about the festival, follow the various links on this website. “Bigfoot’s blog of festival information” may be especially helpful!
Let us know if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s official….Jeff and Willie from Mountain Monsters will be coming to this year’s Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival! Last year we welcomed Buck and Huck. This year you get to meet Jeff and Willie! What a day!
There will be an opportunity to chat with these guys, as well as get autographs! Come on by and meet some of the coolest celebs on TV today!
We are so very excited to announce that Ben Hansen will be at our Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival! Ben currently stars on the Alien Shock Docs and the series UFO Witness on the Travel Channel and Discovery+. You may also remember him from The Osbournes Want to Believe. Check him out at https://benhansen.com/. Ben will be a very interesting person to meet at the festival! You know all those UFO questions you’ve been dying to ask an expert? Well, here will be your chance!
Mark those calendars for October 15th!
Stay tuned for more BIG celebrity announcements to come!
The newest addition to this year’s festival will be a Bigfoot 5K the evening before the festival! We are very excited to be adding this new addition to the festival! The most exciting part about the 5K is that it will benefit the Cumberland County Animal Shelter!
The race begins at 8:00 pm on the 14th and lasts until the last runner or walker finishes. Each runner gets a medal and a shirt. Glowsticks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring flashlights or headlamps.
We are so excited to announce that we have booked Kaleb Garrett to perform at this year’s Bigfoot Festival!
Small towns all over Georgia have a reputation for breaking out country music’s biggest stars and chart-topping writers. The scenic mountain highways of Hiawassee are no exception, serving as the hometown of aspiring artist, Kaleb Garrett. With a contemplative soul and goofy, but dry sense of humor, Kaleb has always seen music as a constant companion that continuously evolves through the many eras of life.
We’ve booked our first band for the Bigfoot Festival! The Obed River Band is so very excited to be attending our festival this year. Get ready for some great music by a great group of musicians. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/obedriverband/
We can’t wait to welcome those of you who will be visiting our area for the Bigfoot Festival! We also invite you to do some exploring while you’re here! We have our beautiful Cumberland Mountain State Park, the historic Homestead Tower, and a beautiful downtown for you to explore! Perhaps you might head over to Pleasant Hill and explore the history there, or cruise over to Ozone Falls and see what all the fuss is about there. Catch a show at the Playhouse. Play a round of golf on one or our many golf courses. Go for a hike on any of our wonderful hiking trails. Come to visit and come to explore! We’d love to have ya! For more on things to do while you visit, please visit https://explorecrossville.com/
See you on October 15, 2022! Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.