Bigfoot heads to downtown Jefferson this weekend for annual conference | New


JEFFERSON – The elusive Bigfoot will once again be heading to downtown Jefferson this weekend for the 20th Annual Texas Bigfoot, held annually in his honor.

The Bigfoot capital of Texas will once again be filled with legend seekers from around the world, as Jefferson is once again the host site for the Texas Bigfoot 20th Anniversary Conference.

Much like the legendary creature itself, the conference will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a great selection of speakers, vendors, special guests and attractions.

Conference founder Craig Woolheater said the weekend event is scheduled for Oct. 15-17 at the Jefferson Tourism and Visitor Center, located at 305 E. Austin St. in downtown Jefferson. .

Woolheater said general admission tickets for Tuesday have just gone on sale and although a limited number is available, all remaining tickets will be sold at the door on Saturday the day of the conference, which begins at 9 h and ends at 5 p.m. in the center.

Guests at this year’s event can expect to hear from some of the best presenters in the cryptozoology field, as well as have the opportunity to study captured evidence and learn about the new tools and skills. of hunting.

This year’s presenters include Lyle Blackburn, Shelly Covington-Montana, Jeff Meldrum, Steve Kulls, Charlie Raymond, Lija Fisher and many more.

Tickets are also available for a dinner prepared on Friday evening by the Mexican restaurant Don Juan’s and also for a dinner served on Saturday evening by Riverport Barbecue.

At the Saturday night dinner there will also be a screening of Hallsville filmmaker David Ford’s most recent film, “Man vs. Bigfoot ”.

Woolheater’s annual Bigfoot Conference attracts hundreds of curious Bigfoot believers each year, but it has also established a scholarship fund to benefit two Jefferson High School graduates each year using conference proceeds. The scholarships are awarded each fall.

In 2018, the city of Jefferson received the official title of “Bigfoot Capital of Texas” with a mayor’s proclamation that still stands today.

“Many residents of Marion County have reported multiple sightings of the mysterious Bigfoot – like creatures in and around Jefferson for decades,” the proclamation reads. The proclamation, initiated by Woolheater, also recognizes Jefferson as the “geographic epicenter” of Bigfoot’s sightings.

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