Updated October 9th
We will post updates for vendors here.
Please keep in mind that the Fairgrounds will be open the Friday before the festival, October 15th. We STRONGLY encourage you to set up on that day the best you can. We simply don’t know how busy it will be Saturday morning and you could be very delayed in getting to your spot. Plus, if it’s crowded Saturday morning, you may find it very difficult to even set up. We will be on hand to help you on that Friday.
We will be at the Fairgrounds by 8:00 a.m. Friday. If you need to come earlier just let me know. We will stay late into the evening. If you need to come after 8:00 pm let me know.
We have hired a security firm to guard everyone’s belongs that Friday night.
Vendor spots are 10×10 and that is just for a grassy spot. You must provide the table, canopy, chair, etc. that you will need to be comfortable. This festival is all outdoors.
You will be able to park your car at or very near your vending spot for convenience.
I recommend bringing bug spray, as the bugs can be a menace (esp biting flies).
Experienced vendors know to bring water and snacks. For the newbies (ha), things can get really busy at festivals and you may find it a struggle to get to food and drink. Plus, food and drink lines can be long and that can be tough if you have a lot of people visiting your booth.
We continue to encourage you to have something for kids. We expect a lot of kids at this festival and if they love your booth they’re liable to bring mom and dad to your booth. That’s good for you!
We are not mandating masks but please wear one if that makes you more comfortable. This being outside should really help keep us safer. I would have hand sanitizer, even if just for yourself, just to be a bit safer. Even without covid, it’s best to sanitize from the other viruses that circulate this time of year.
We will have vendor badges for you to wear. That will get you into the festival for no charge. It’s a badge with a lanyard that you can wear around your neck. We’ll give you yours when you set up on Friday. If you set up on Saturday we’ll have a designated spot for you to pick yours up (more on that later).
The original plan called for vendors to be assigned zones. That would work if we only had a few dozen vendors. Now, we have more vendors than we anticipated (which is great!). Therefore, you will be assigned a designated spot. Look for that assignment and a map by October 7th.
We will also post directions to the Fairgrounds and we’ll map out where you pull in to go to your designated vendor locations.
We ask that vendors not break down their booths until 4:00 p.m. , even if you’re sold out. In fact, if crowds are heavy it will be nearly impossible for you to leave until the crowds thin.
Another local festival is taking place the weekend of the Bigfoot Festival. The folks with Oktoberfest wanted me to invite you all to come see them the Friday evening before our festival, especially if you’re from out-of-town and looking for something to do Friday evening. To learn more about Oktoberfest, please see https://crossvilleoktoberfest.com/. If you show your Bigfoot vendor badge they will knock $2 off your admission to that festival!
You will get your vendor badge when you arrive to set up your vending spot. We’ll have at least two badges per vendor.
Than you for your support and patience as we continue to plan the first ever Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival benefiting United Way of Cumberland County!
Vendor assignments can be found below. Whenever possible, we made our best effort to satisfy vendor requests. We hope you have a very profitable day and have a great time while doing so!
Since you have an assigned spot, you don’t have to be in any hurry to get there to set up on Friday. Your spot is your spot, regardless of what time you get there. That should take some pressure off you and it makes our job easier if you all arrive at different times, rather than all at once.
I have provided a very brief description of what you told me you would like to offer. Please understand that many vendors may have much more than what I have listed.
When you arrive on Friday, October 15th, you will enter by Complex Drive. We will have signs to direct you. You will then be able to drive to your assigned spot. We will have volunteers on hand to assist you with anything you need help with, including finding your spot and answering any questions you may have.
There will be flags with your vendor number on them at your spot. Just look for those flags and you’ll be at your spot.
Upon check-in, you will be given two vendor badges. If you need more just let us know at the gate. We will have a limited number of extras available.
We have had some new additions within the past few days, with those new additions being assigned letters. Those letters begin on Music Road, just beyond the numbers 99 and 100 on the map provided below. Again, flags will mark the spot of your vendor assignment. If we continue to get new vendors, we will provide a better map for those lettered assignments. We continue to welcome vendors and will do so through the weekend.
If something comes up and you can no longer attend the festival, please let us know asap. Another vendor might be glad to have your spot.
Please make every effort possible to set up as much as possible on Friday. We simply don’t know how chaotic Saturday morning may be. It would be a lot easier on you just to set up on Friday. We have a security firm hired to guard everyone’s things that Friday night.
If you scroll on down, you will find maps showing your location.
|Space #||General Category of Author/Speaker||Brief Description|
|46||Matt Seeber of East Tennessee Bigfoot||Speaking and selling t-shirts.|
|20||Rodney Adams||You can see my story on These Woods are Haunted. It was also aired originally as Terror in the Woods.|
|33||Mike Dupler||Author of Book On the Trail of Bigfoot|
|41||Wayne Totherow||Mannimal Research Southeastern Sasquatch Investigations|
|112||Alex Niven||Author of Bobby Bigfoot|
|2||Paranormal Roadtripper||Author of The Bigfooter’s Atlas|
|80||David Eller||Researcher and speaker|
|84||Kerry Hall||Author of Disappeared|
|General Category of Information||Brief Description|
|60||Appalachian Axe Co.||We have a mobile wood working set up where we sell all of our custom wood products and candles.|
|23||Backwood Adventures of Big South Fork||Hiking info for Big South Fork|
|24||Outdoor Experience||Outdoor equipment|
|34||Standing Tall||Selling brownies and telling about their services (https://www.standingtallcrossville.com/)|
|114||Hurricane Cycles||Bikes and bike repair|
|51||Air Med||Medical helicopter info|
|1||Meteorologist Mark||Weather education|
|90||Central Baptist Church||Area religion|
|85||TDOT Litter and Prevention||I would like to educate on recycling and litter prevention and would bring promotional items that are TDOT sponsored|
|16||US Bigfoot Patrol||Vehicles used to hunt for Bigfoot. They have a car and a truck.|
|58-59||Maryville Mystic Paranormal||Paranormal activity|
|49||TCAT Tractor and Trailer Truck||A tractor and trailor truck to tour.|
|Kids Zone||Wrestling Rink||They have a rink that they wrestle in.|
|10||Good Times||Local wine and liquor advertising|
|Kids Zone||CCHS Football Boosters||Football players and possible staff to be dunked as fundraiser.|
|4||Leaf Filter Guttering||Gutter work|
|Kids Zone||Pure Imagination Face Painting||Offering face paint designs to kids where they could have their face painted to look like Bigfoot (girl and boy versions) or other designs.|
|96||Confederate Riders of America||We want to set up to talk to the people and inform them on what we are all about. Veterans.Taking toy donations for kids.|
|26||Tennessee Trails Association||Mission is to promote and maintain hiking trails in the Crossville area.|
|117||Nathan Clouse||Balloons, candy, & Bigfoot stickers.|
|116||Creative Compassion||They have Bigfoot photo op station|
|A||Wonderfully Unique Creations||Canvas painting ($15)|
|B||Sandy Gilbert||Balloons and candy|
|General Category of Merchants||Brief Description|
|103||Bigfoot Superstore||Bigfoot merchandise.|
|113||Charlotte Jones||Bigfoot-themed handmade jewelry, Christmas ornaments, souvenir cups, signs. Baked goods. Possibly hot chocolate/cappuccino.|
|35||Suzann Griffith’s Crafts||Homemade crafts, jellies, handbags, jams|
|5||Connie Bowman||Afghans, pet beds, crocheted items. Wreaths, diamond dotz paintings and kits. Cross stitching, plastic canvas, embroidery items|
|25||Crazy Woman Farms||Natural bath, skin, soaps, body type products geared towards the outdoorsy, hiking, scouting, bigfoot hunting type of guy/gal|
|50||Donna M Lerlie||I hand make washable chiffon infinity scarves; jewelry from semi precious gemstones and crystals.|
|77||U Big Ape||Major Bigfoot merchandise|
|78-79||Cosmic Pen Printing||Printed T-Shirts, metal signs, stickers, keychains and hot sauce. You can view our brand at http://www.bigfootsearchgear.com.|
|6||Becky Hamby||Printed cups, etc|
|91||The NATURE of J & ME||Torch-fired enamel on top of copper. I have necklaces w/earrings, bracelets, and copper items-men’s cuffs, money clips, and key holders. Walking sticks|
|15||Lenore Stancyk||I take empty feed bags and make them into shopping bags. The other item I make is star shaped fabric ornaments.|
|92||Wicked good Body||Bath and body care business|
|11||Stacy Clark||I laser engrave signs, cutting boards, etc. I also make other wood items.|
|14||Paula Ochoa||Seasonal floral arrangements (Halloween themed)|
|71||C. Douglas Suydam||Hand carved bowls and I do demos. I have hand crafted Sasquatch ear rings and hand carved Sasquatch walking sticks. etsy.com/shop/GrumpyDoug|
|27||Saffron Spalon & Herb Co.||100% Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils & Essential Oil Blends.|
|29-30||Cindy Turnbow||All Bigfoot, t-shirts, action figures, signs, etc|
|12||Bikers, Bars, Bourbon & Cigars||Likely focus on the bikes for purposes of this festival.|
|111||Southern Style Sweet Tees,Key West, FL||Southern Style Sweet Tees for the skunk ape. From Key West, Florida.|
|99||Sasquatch the Legend||Bigfoot merchandise|
|104||The Real McCoy Company Inc.||Family-owned enterprise comprised of military veterans and a team committed to making hunting a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Game bags, clothing and other related hunting & fishing accessories of outstanding quality.|
|105-106||Bigfoot & Me||I sell hand-sewn Bigfoot friends, cutting boards, insulated tumblers, wooden and metal keychains and other Bigfoot related decor. I also sell a special Tanner Squatch made in honor of my son Tanner who was 22 years old and died of an accidental drug overdose in 2019|
|72||Rebba Pitsenbarger||I make bowl cosies, pot holders, hot pads, baked potato bags, cast iron skillet handle pads, placemats.|
|61||Darci Bernabei||I sew and make crafts, baby items, hairbows, children’s clothes, household items and holiday items|
|19||Katrina Green||I make crocheted items, face scrubbies, towel holders, hot pads, headbands, bandana. Canvas bags, rice heating and cooling pads, room and carpet fresheners, earrings, custom tiles and noodle boards|
|107||Laurie Vickers||I do crocheting (hats, scarves, animals. Dolls, clothes and much-much more).|
|56||Kelly Roark||I make t-shirts, home decor, jewelry, key fobs, etc.|
|87||Sunrise to Sunset||We have a variety of homemade crafts ranging from cutting boards to custom tumblers/mugs!|
|108||AnneMarie Snyder||I make resin keychains and leather, badge reels, straw toppers, pens, novelty games and other items|
|44||Farm Chick Engraving & Design||I am a large format laser engraver. I have everything from engraved tumblers, cutting boards, signs and more.|
|8-9||Wicked Away Candles||We are a small boutique. That sells some clothes and shoes but mainly purses and accessories. We also set up with wicked away candles.|
|100||Broken Branch Designs||We sell “Everything Sasquatch” from clothing to home and garden decor.|
|97||Hazel and Blue||My most popular item is a handwritten recipe laser engraved onto a cutting board. I offer many generic engraved cutting boards as well. I also dabble in jewelry.|
|36||B and C decals and more||Decals and shirts mostly.|
|94||Tina LaRue Carne||I make T-shirts for events, clubs, birthdays, teams, family reunions, spiritual, comedy, current events etc.|
|101||Sandy Lewis||Bigfoot themed items for sale (like mug rugs, aprons, wood crafts, cookies, cupcakes, soap, figurines, etc.).|
|63||Cryptid HQ||Bigfoot/Cryptid signs, artwork, tee shirts and hats|
|47||Picture This Creations||I do handmade shirts, hats, signs, and more|
|64-65||Laura Larsen||I refurbish items and my friend does beautiful hand painted glasses, bird houses etc.|
|73||Emma McMaster||I make wood signs, wooden earrings, mugs, license plates and glass blocks.|
|17||Carrie D Shehane with Knifes||I sell hunting knives, fishing, knives, machetes, swords, leather products, survival products.|
|42-43||Mary Cress||Scentsy space rental & Epicure space rental.|
|95||Emily Saelao||I just plan to sell my (unique) jewelry. I like the idea of having some “I believe in Bigfoot” stickers but that just depends on if i can source some cool ones.|
|28||Wise Art & Designs||A local budding digital graphic artist.|
|102||Veasna Turner||Selling Baklava and sugar nuts…high quality Organic Cambodian Baklava treats|
|62||The Uncluttered Soap||Soaps Scrubs and Candles|
|76||Girl Scouts||Addie Jennings group.|
|86||Clay it on Me Creations||We sell clay jewelry and accessories. Necklaces, keychains, charms and earrings all completely handmade.|
|54||Giddy Ups Workshop||Laser wood art.|
|C||David & Suzanne Resmondo||We do chainsaw art. My husband is the carver/ artist.|
|D||Shatter & Splatter||We would like to do splatter & spin art on canvas. We will offer personalized items as well for customers|
|E||Samber Sensations||Selling wood craft and crochet|
|F||RV Traveling Treasures||Vinyl decals, camping themed items, koozies, potholders & home decor, T-Shirts and custom baby Onesies|
|Local CBD/Hemp retailer. We Grow Process and retail Hemp and CBD products. Crossville’s only full service CBD retail. |
Creations out of driftwood, pine cones, ricks, rusty stuff, beads, and plants. Homemade jerky.
$5 “Train ride” for kids
Skincare and spa products
|General Category of Food||Brief Description|
|13||Pearson Ranch Jerky (Brian)||Specialty Jerky products|
|37||Nuttin but a Nibble Bakery (Jan Platz)||Bigfoot cookies, big foot suckers, and Sasquatch cupcakes|
|93||Tastefully Simple by Tracy||Seasonings, sauces, dips, breads, soups, meal kits and more for the everyday household to prepare|
|66||Brian Christopher||Local hot sauce, spicy jelly and t-shirts. I will also be offering information and pamphlets about the local area|
|38||Stonehaus Winery||Advertising the local winery|
|45||Green Pond Church||We mainly plan to sell food and small bigfoot themed crafts.|
|98||Bake Me Crumby Gourmet Cupcakes (Magan Williams)||We would like to give out samples of mini cupcakes (Bigfoot-themed of course), have a drawing for a free dozen cupcakes, hand out coloring pages for a kids flavor dream contest|
|118||ServePro (free bottled water)||Free bottled water|
|52-53||Lou Lous (Anita Odle)||I typically sell a fruit smash which is an enhanced lemonade. My menu could also include fresh baked cookies on site, nachos/cheese, deluxe nachos with meat.|
|32||Lois Wilbanks||Pork skins, lemonade & funnel cakes|
|18||Lynn Carey||We will be selling mainly honey and homemade jam from our farm and gift baskets|
|109||3 Walls Market||For the event we will be selling mini charcuterie boards (hopefully with a Bigfoot theme). We will also be featuring baked goods (most likely small pies).|
|7||Events by Mel, for candidate for judge Ivy||Campaign for candidate Ivy Mayberry|
|31||Amanda Worley, candidate for judge||Campaign for candidate Worley|
|55||Erin Keyes||Apple Nachos|
|G||Girl Scouts||It will mostly be baked goods made by the Girlscouts and some 3D-printed Bigfoot items and maybe some decals.|
|General Category of Food/ Drink Trucks|
|H||SMHS FFA (Chelsea Phillips)||FFA drinks fundraiser|
|67||T’s Icees (Tee Chambers)||Icee|
|3||David Mitchell||Shaved Ice. We have over seventy delicious flavors that is poured over the snow for a soft, bold delicious cold treat.|
|48||Marty & Belinda Duke (cotton candy/popcorn)||We do cotton candy, movie popcorn and can do snow cones|
|39-40||Joey Zieman BBQ||BBQ|
|74-75||Bill from Monticello, Ky (BBQ)||BBQ|
|82-83||Waffle Iron||waffles, crepes, possible Frito Banidito|
|88-89||Awesome Kettle Corn||awesome kettle corn and the fried pies|
|Resque Sq Bldg||United Fund selling pizzas||Pizza shaped like Bigfoot’s foot|
|Kit/Conce||CCHS High School Booster (Franki Bridges Lane)||They get the kitchen area (burgers). Ice cream in the smaller concession stand|
|68||Bunz on the Run||Hot dogs|
|69-70||Tacos Guadalajara||Mexican food|
|Frito Band||Grace Church||Frito Baniditos.|
|Trailer||Rescue Squad Crewettes||Cotton candy as Rescue Squad fundraiser|