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Friday at the Crossroads

Come see us at Friday at the Crossroads in Downtown Crossville on Friday, June 4th! We’ll be set up in front of Hurricane Cycles (across from the Depot). Come by and chat, pick up a flier, and see what other goodies we may have! We’d love to meet ya! You’ll find us at Friday at the Crossroads the first Friday night in August, as well. Getting the word out!

Update: Our booth was very popular! We had so many people stop by and ask about the festival. It was a wonderful evening!

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Sponsorship Opportunity!

Become a Bigfoot festival sponsor today! Your contribution goes toward operating costs of the festival. Keep in mind that this festival benefits United Fund of Cumberland County, which helps over three dozen non-profits here in Cumberland County. Your contribution goes toward a family-friendly festival that is sure to create unforgettable good family memories, all the while benefiting dozens of non-profits that improve all of our lives here on the plateau! For more information, or to become a sponsor, please contact Mark at ucbigfoot@gmail.com. Thank you!

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How did this festival come about?

Someone once told me to look for inspiration in unexpected places. At first, I wasn’t sure what that meant. I now understand.

When I attended the first ever Bigfoot conference in Gatlinburg 2019, I admit I only went out of curiosity. I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. Once I got there, I realized I shared a curiosity with a LOT of other people! When the director of the conference showed a map of where we were all from, I couldn’t believe how many were from Middle Tennessee!

And that got me to thinking…..

How cool would it have been if these folks could have stopped in Crossville for a Bigfoot Festival?!

I got to thinking about all the local businesses that would benefit. I thought about the charities we could raise money for. I thought about how nice it would be to have Crossville associated with a unique festival, rather than some of the other negative associations some folks have made over the years.

As planning commenced, I was at a meeting where community leaders were discussing ways to make locals and visitors aware of all the outdoor activities we have on the plateau. I immediately thought of Bigfoot! Who better to be an example of a good life outdoors? (ha)

So, the festival quickly evolved into an opportunity to raise money for local charities and a good opportunity to showcase the outdoor activities available on the plateau. It’s a win-win if I ever saw one! The most complicated question was which charity to support, with so many in our area.

The choice became simple. Give to the one organization that distributes money to more than two dozen charities! That one-stop-shop for charitable giving is our very own United Fund of Cumberland County. You know the best part? The money stays right here in our own wonderful community. Another win, for sure!

We are so very excited about this festival! It’s quirky. It’s cool. It’s fun. It’s for a good cause! I think we’ve earned a good time after the year we’ve had. We’re ready to have some fun around here and this festival can’t get here soon enough!

Great Vendors Coming!

It’s been such a thrill to hear from so many talented people who want to show and sell their crafts and goodies at the Bigfoot festival! We have Bigfoot cutouts, necklaces, shirts, tumblers, and more! We have a lot of talented people here in the Upper Cumberlands and I’m anxious for you to see their work! Go ahead and start saving your money now for all the wonderful things you’re going to want to buy and take home. We also have a lot of folks who want to sell baked goodies and more! Sure sounds good to me!

As more vendors become confirmed, I’ll have a list of them available. That will allow you to know what to look for and it will give you an idea of which ones you might want to visit first!

The planning of our festival is in full gear and we’re so excited!

I do have an update on vehicle sticker decals….those will soon be ready to purchase! Stay tuned!

Welcoming an Author

The Upper Cumberland Bigfoot committee is proud to announce that author Mike Dupler will be at our festival! He reached out to us, like so many others have, and asked if he could have a booth to talk to festival-goers and promote his new book. We gladly obliged! On the Trail of Bigfoot is available for purchase in April. We hope you will share in our excitement in welcoming Dupler to our festival and to our fine town!

Things coming together!

On Friday, February 26, a bank account was created for the Bigfoot Festival! This is huge! Now, we have a means of collecting sponsorship money and develop (in time) a means of taking pre-payment for festival tickets. General admission will be $5, with kids 12 and under being free, and all proceeds collected at admission will go toward United Fund of Cumberland County, supporting over two dozen local charities in our county. What a great cause!

We also now have an email account for the festival and that address is ucbigfoot@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for more updates! I’ll keep you posted!