Vendor Information

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

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/SpeakerBrief Description
46Matt Seeber of East Tennessee BigfootSpeaking and selling t-shirts.
20Rodney AdamsYou can see my story on These Woods are Haunted. It was also aired originally as Terror in the Woods.
33Mike DuplerAuthor of Book On the Trail of Bigfoot
41Wayne TotherowMannimal Research Southeastern Sasquatch Investigations
112Alex NivenAuthor of Bobby Bigfoot
2Paranormal RoadtripperAuthor of The Bigfooter’s Atlas
80David EllerResearcher and speaker
84Kerry HallAuthor of Disappeared
General Category of InformationBrief Description
60Appalachian Axe Co.We have a mobile wood working set up where we sell all of our custom wood products and candles.
23Backwood Adventures of Big South ForkHiking info for Big South Fork
24Outdoor ExperienceOutdoor equipment
34Standing TallSelling brownies and telling about their services (https://www.standingtallcrossville.com/)
114Hurricane CyclesBikes and bike repair
51Air MedMedical helicopter info
1Meteorologist MarkWeather education
90Central Baptist ChurchArea religion
85TDOT Litter and PreventionI would like to educate on recycling and litter prevention and would bring promotional items that are TDOT sponsored
16US Bigfoot PatrolVehicles used to hunt for Bigfoot. They have a car and a truck.
58-59Maryville Mystic ParanormalParanormal activity
49TCAT Tractor and Trailer TruckA tractor and trailor truck to tour.
Kids ZoneWrestling RinkThey have a rink that they wrestle in.
10Good TimesLocal wine and liquor advertising
Kids ZoneCCHS Football BoostersFootball players and possible staff to be dunked as fundraiser.
4Leaf Filter GutteringGutter work
Kids ZonePure Imagination Face PaintingOffering face paint designs to kids where they could have their face painted to look like Bigfoot (girl and boy versions) or other designs.
96Confederate Riders of AmericaWe want to set up to talk to the people and inform them on what we are all about. Veterans.Taking toy donations for kids.
26Tennessee Trails AssociationMission is to promote and maintain hiking trails in the Crossville area.
117Nathan ClouseBalloons, candy, & Bigfoot stickers.
116Creative CompassionThey have Bigfoot photo op station
AWonderfully Unique CreationsCanvas painting ($15)
BSandy GilbertBalloons and candy
General Category of MerchantsBrief Description
103Bigfoot SuperstoreBigfoot merchandise.
113Charlotte Jones Bigfoot-themed handmade jewelry, Christmas ornaments, souvenir cups, signs. Baked goods. Possibly hot chocolate/cappuccino.  
35Suzann Griffith’s CraftsHomemade crafts, jellies, handbags, jams
5Connie BowmanAfghans, pet beds, crocheted items. Wreaths, diamond dotz paintings and kits. Cross stitching, plastic canvas, embroidery items
25Crazy Woman FarmsNatural bath, skin, soaps, body type products geared towards the outdoorsy, hiking, scouting, bigfoot hunting type of guy/gal
50Donna M LerlieI hand make washable chiffon infinity scarves; jewelry from semi precious gemstones and crystals.
77U Big ApeMajor Bigfoot merchandise
78-79Cosmic Pen PrintingPrinted T-Shirts, metal signs, stickers, keychains and hot sauce. You can view our brand at http://www.bigfootsearchgear.com.
6Becky HambyPrinted cups, etc
91The NATURE of J & METorch-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
15Lenore StancykI take empty feed bags and make them into shopping bags. The other item I make is star shaped fabric ornaments.
92Wicked good BodyBath and body care business 
11Stacy ClarkI laser engrave signs, cutting boards, etc. I also make other wood items.
14Paula OchoaSeasonal floral arrangements (Halloween themed)
71C. Douglas SuydamHand carved bowls and I do demos. I have hand crafted Sasquatch ear rings and hand carved Sasquatch walking sticks. etsy.com/shop/GrumpyDoug
27Saffron Spalon & Herb Co.100% Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils & Essential Oil Blends.
29-30Cindy TurnbowAll Bigfoot, t-shirts, action figures, signs, etc
12Bikers, Bars, Bourbon & CigarsLikely focus on the bikes for purposes of this festival.
111Southern Style Sweet Tees,Key West, FLSouthern Style Sweet Tees for the skunk ape. From Key West, Florida.
99Sasquatch the LegendBigfoot merchandise
104The 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.
105-106Bigfoot & MeI 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
72Rebba PitsenbargerI make bowl cosies, pot holders, hot pads, baked potato bags, cast iron skillet handle pads, placemats.
61Darci BernabeiI sew and make crafts, baby items, hairbows, children’s clothes, household items and holiday items
19Katrina GreenI 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
107Laurie VickersI do crocheting (hats, scarves, animals. Dolls, clothes and much-much more).
56Kelly RoarkI make t-shirts, home decor, jewelry, key fobs, etc.
87Sunrise to SunsetWe have a variety of homemade crafts ranging from cutting boards to custom tumblers/mugs!
108AnneMarie SnyderI make resin keychains and leather, badge reels, straw toppers, pens, novelty games and other items
44Farm Chick Engraving & DesignI am a large format laser engraver. I have everything from engraved tumblers, cutting boards, signs and more.
8-9Wicked Away CandlesWe are a small boutique. That sells some clothes and shoes but mainly purses and accessories. We also set up with wicked away candles.
100Broken Branch DesignsWe sell “Everything Sasquatch” from clothing to home and garden decor.
97Hazel and BlueMy 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.
36B and C decals and moreDecals and shirts mostly.
94Tina LaRue CarneI make T-shirts for events, clubs, birthdays, teams, family reunions, spiritual, comedy, current events etc.
101Sandy LewisBigfoot themed items for sale (like mug rugs, aprons, wood crafts, cookies, cupcakes, soap, figurines, etc.).
63Cryptid HQBigfoot/Cryptid signs, artwork, tee shirts and hats
47Picture This CreationsI do handmade shirts, hats, signs, and more
64-65Laura LarsenI refurbish items and my friend does beautiful hand painted glasses, bird houses etc.
73Emma McMasterI make wood signs, wooden earrings, mugs, license plates and glass blocks.
17Carrie D Shehane with KnifesI sell hunting knives, fishing, knives, machetes, swords, leather products, survival products.
42-43Mary CressScentsy space rental & Epicure space rental.
95Emily SaelaoI 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.
28Wise Art & DesignsA local budding digital graphic artist.
102Veasna TurnerSelling Baklava and sugar nuts…high quality Organic Cambodian Baklava treats
62The Uncluttered SoapSoaps Scrubs and Candles
76Girl ScoutsAddie Jennings group.
86Clay it on Me CreationsWe sell clay jewelry and accessories. Necklaces, keychains, charms and earrings all completely handmade.
54Giddy Ups WorkshopLaser wood art.
CDavid & Suzanne ResmondoWe do chainsaw art. My husband is the carver/ artist.
DShatter & SplatterWe would like to do splatter & spin art on canvas. We will offer personalized items as well for customers
ESamber SensationsSelling wood craft and crochet
FRV Traveling TreasuresVinyl decals, camping themed items, koozies, potholders & home decor, T-Shirts and custom baby Onesies
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Color Street

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Bethany Polson
Local CBD/Hemp retailer. We Grow Process and retail Hemp and CBD products. Crossville’s only full service CBD retail. 

Independent stylist

Creations out of driftwood, pine cones, ricks, rusty stuff, beads, and plants. Homemade jerky.

$5 “Train ride” for kids


Skincare and spa products



Beautiful paintings
General Category of FoodBrief Description
13Pearson Ranch Jerky (Brian)Specialty Jerky products
37Nuttin but a Nibble Bakery (Jan Platz)Bigfoot cookies, big foot suckers, and Sasquatch cupcakes
93Tastefully Simple by TracySeasonings, sauces, dips, breads, soups, meal kits and more for the everyday household to prepare
66Brian ChristopherLocal hot sauce, spicy jelly and t-shirts. I will also be offering information and pamphlets about the local area
38Stonehaus WineryAdvertising the local winery
45Green Pond ChurchWe mainly plan to sell food and small bigfoot themed crafts.
98Bake 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
118ServePro (free bottled water)Free bottled water
52-53Lou 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.
32Lois WilbanksPork skins, lemonade & funnel cakes
18Lynn CareyWe will be selling mainly honey and homemade jam from our farm and gift baskets
1093 Walls MarketFor 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).
7Events by Mel, for candidate for judge IvyCampaign for candidate Ivy Mayberry
31Amanda Worley, candidate for judgeCampaign for candidate Worley
55Erin KeyesApple Nachos
GGirl ScoutsIt 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
HSMHS FFA (Chelsea Phillips)FFA drinks fundraiser
67T’s Icees (Tee Chambers)Icee
3David MitchellShaved Ice. We have over seventy delicious flavors that is poured over the snow for a soft, bold delicious cold treat.
21-22Snaxi TaxiVariety
48Marty & Belinda Duke (cotton candy/popcorn)We do cotton candy, movie popcorn and can do snow cones
39-40Joey Zieman BBQBBQ
74-75Bill from Monticello, Ky (BBQ)BBQ
82-83Waffle Iron waffles, crepes, possible Frito Banidito
88-89Awesome Kettle Cornawesome kettle corn and the fried pies
Resque Sq BldgUnited Fund selling pizzasPizza shaped like Bigfoot’s foot
Kit/ConceCCHS High School Booster (Franki Bridges Lane)They get the kitchen area (burgers). Ice cream in the smaller concession stand
68Bunz on the RunHot dogs
69-70Tacos GuadalajaraMexican food
Frito BandGrace ChurchFrito Baniditos.
TrailerRescue Squad CrewettesCotton candy as Rescue Squad fundraiser