Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival

May 4, 2024

Townsend Visitors Center
Townsend, TN

4th Annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival

Join us in Townsend, TN for the 4th Annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival!

The Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival is family-friendly and pet-friendly with kid zone, live music, guest speakers, vendors, and food trucks on-site.

Please note that there is limited handicap access.



Ron Morehead – Adventurer, Researcher & Author

Russell Acord – Travel Channel’s “Expedition Bigfoot”

Ronny LeBlanc – Travel Channel’s “Expedition Bigfoot”

Turtleman – Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman”

Buck, Huckleberry, Wild Bill, & Willy – Travel Channel’s Mountain Monsters

R. Scott Nelson – Crypto-Linguist

Diamond Jim Bordwine


Solo Not Solo



5k and 1 mile fun run

Race, run, walk, or crawl the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot 5K (or 1 mile!) in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies!

5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk starts at the Peaceful Side Social and features the best swag in the history of Bigfoot 5ks – you thought last year was good, this year is even ‘Squatchier!!

Swag Bag Includes:

  • Bigfoot T-shirt
  • Medal (yes, genuine Bigfoot-kissed metal!)…if you finish!
  • Bigfoot Lanyard (as if you needed any more style!) on that medal!
  • Cool Headband
  • Race Bib (which doubles as your free entry to the festival)

The 5K and 1 mile fun run start at 9:00 am, with full support along the way and a guaranteed good time! You might even (okay, you almost certainly will) experience a ‘Squatch sighting along the course! After the race, stick around for the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival. Live music, vendors, food trucks, Bigfoot competitions, special guests, family-fun zone, and much much more (including the return of SlashSquatch! and introducing Bigtoeven) 

Due to insurance regulations, we can’t have pets in either race. Strollers or wagons are only allowed on the 1 mile fun run. 

Your race entry includes parking for the festival (a $25 savings) and free entry to the event. If you move your car after the race, you’ll be asked to pay $25 for parking. Your non-running companions will need to pay the $15 entry fee (or $10 advance purchase).

Very Important Believer (VIB) Night at the Tennessee Smokies

Very Important Believer (VIB) Night at the Tennessee Smokies

Very Limited Tickets: $200

Tennessee Smokies Stadium
3540 Line Dr, Kodak, TN 37764
Friday, May 3rd, 2024
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Your Own Private Party With:

Your VIB ticket gets you entry to the Tennessee Smokies baseball game, an exclusive VIB shirt, access to our special guests, food, beverages, and hopefully the time of your life!

Special Guests Include:
Ron Morehead
Ronny LeBlanc
Russell Acord
Diamond Jim Bordwine
The Mountain Monsters
R Scott Nelson

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