Don’t miss the Bigfoot Festival in Marienville, Forest County June 9-11


     Calling all Bigfoot Believers — the 2023 Forest County Bigfoot Festival is taking place about a two-hour drive outside of Pittsburgh this summer in a town called Marienville. In addition to trying to find the famed cryptid, event participants will be able to partake in a Bigfoot calling contest, a “biggest foot” contest and other events. 

    When? June 9-11th

    Where? Marionville Town Circle

    Weekend  Schedule of events June 9-11   Marienville Town Circle

       Saturday June 10  

    8am-9 pm

    Vendors,Food Trucks,Big Foot hunt

    Petting Zoo in the park 10 am-8 pm

    Speakers Schedule

    12 noon Dan Benoit 

    1 pm Les O’Dell 

    2:00  Bigfoot calling contest

    2:30 Biggest Foot Contest

    3 pm Justin Decker 

    4 pm JW Burchick 

     Speakers Round Table

      Biggest Foot Contest

    Trixx Band

        Sunday June 11  8am-4:30 p

    5K Event at  train station 

    registration 7:30 am race starts at 9

    9 am Vendors Food Trucks

    8 am- 11 am Bigfoot Hunting license

    10 am-3 pm Petting Zoo  

    12 noon Bigfoot Hunt Ends

    12 noon Jim Bordwine

    1 pm Mike Familant

    2-4:30 Music by Route 8

    3 pm Bigfoot Hunt winner announced

    4:30 pm Event Ends

    Friday June 9

    6 pm Event opens

    6-9 pm  Vendors and Food Trucks

     Bigfoot Hunt Registration Opens

    Meet and Great Speakers at firehall 6-8 pm pre -registration required

    6- 9 pm Uptown Classic Hits Band

    5K sign up

    Meet the 2023 Keynote Speaker

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    Daniel Benoit is the founder of the East Coast Bigfoot researchers organization. A wildlife and Bigfoot researcher, h e is the founder of ECBRO (East Coast Bigfoot Researchers Organization),  This organization fosters a strong community of researchers and educates and brings awareness to everyone.  He is the author of “Wildlife & Bigfoot Field Guide”, and participates in many podcasts and is a popular speaker at Bigfoot Events

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    Welcome Back Mike Familiant as our Master of ceremonies

    Our Guest Speakers

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    Les O’Dell is the founder of West Virginia Cryptids and strange encounters.  

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    Jim Bordwine is the author of “The Mountain Man’s Stories of Bigfoot.

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    JW Burchick   local author “Sapient : A Brush with unkwown” and “Teen Squatch”

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    Justin Decker is a newcomer to the field of cryptozoology.  His life motto is “Live Fierce”