Looking for something really unique to do in the Smokies? We have an idea! The 2020 Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference is crashing into Gatlinburg, Tennessee – sure to be a fun and interesting event! The 2nd annual event comes after the successful inaugural event last year, and it will be held on July 25 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Along with the chance to share your own bigfoot experiences, you can listen to bigfoot chats from a panel of speakers (including special guest Bob Gimlin), check out bigfoot-themed vendors, buy official merchandise, and more! So whether you’re a bigfoot believer or a skeptic who wants to know more, this annual conference is something not to miss!
The 2020 Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference
The bigfoot conference kicks off with a 2-hour introduction with Encounters! hosted by the She-Squatchers. This group of psychic women are on a mission to find bigfoot, and they want to hear about your encounters! Send in your photos, video, or audio to sign up and try to snag a spot on stage! They only have space for about 10-12 speakers, so offer as much detail as possible when you sign up!
The conference also features several great guest speakers, known for their research and investigations on the matter. They’ll have plenty to say on bigfoot, and there will be a Q&A session so you can ask away!
- Bob Gimlin — Bigfoot Legend & American Cowboy
- Dr. Jeff Meldrum — Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology
- Russell Accord — Researcher, Author & Filmmaker
- Lyle Blackburn — Cryptozoologist & Author
- Adam Davies — Cryptozoologist, Explorer & Adventurer
- Ken Gerhard — Cryptozoologist & Field Investigator
When + Where
The 2020 Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference will be Saturday, July 25, from 9 AM – 6 PM at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. It’s conveniently located near the many attractions, shops, and restaurants of downtown Gatlinburg, so exploring the area when you’re not at the conference will be a breeze.
Gatlinburg Convention Center
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Tickets for the Conference
The 2020 Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference is open to the public, but you must purchase tickets ahead of time. There are several options available, but be sure you purchase early; last year they sold out in less than 72 hours.
Platinum – $50 (sold out)
Gold VIP- $40
Silver VIP- $30
General Admission – $25
Gold VIP and Silver VIP tickets include assigned seating and early admission. Then you can add on a dinner or hike if you want!
Shopping for Sasquatch
Whether you want to shop or share, you’ll want to spend time in the vendor area. Vendor booth spots are $100, and you can add on electricity, a tablecloth, and a pipe and drape for extra. Or you can just stop by to do some shopping! They’ll have t-shirts ($20-23), raglan tees ($23-26), embroidered patches ($5), and more! You can also buy ahead of time if you won’t want to miss out.
Want to conference in Gatlinburg but stay in Pigeon Forge (so you can see more of both areas)? We have plenty of cabins to choose from! Choose from romantic and cozy 1-2 bedroom cabins; cabins packed with games, big screen TVs, full kitchens, and room for family; and large-group lodges great for retreats and reunions!
We also have cabins to meet very specific needs, including motorcycle-friendly cabins, budget cabins, cabins with ramps for accessibility, and pet-friendly cabins! Oh, and don’t forget to book a Pigeon Forge, TN cabin with spacious decks and wooded views so you can do some bigfoot spotting of your own!