What’s that?! Yep, there’s no hiding the 2nd annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference in Gatlinburg, TN! Following the success of the inaugural bigfoot conference in the Smokies last year, 2020 plans to reign in one of the biggest and best bigfoot events in the Southeast on July 25. Prepare for a packed convention center with an opportunity to share your bigfoot experience, a full panel of speakers (including very special guest Bob Gimlin), official merchandise, vendors galore, and VIP bonuses. We’ve got the scoop on SMBF plus advice on staying in the area, so if you’re a sasquatch lover or an intrigued skeptic, stick around!
What to Expect
Starting off SMBF is the special 2-hour intro with Encounters! hosted by the She-Squatchers, an up-and-coming group of psychic women whose mission is to find bigfoot. Pop captured evidence (from images to audio files to video) on the big screen and share your bigfoot story on stage. Only 10-12 speakers will be chosen, so be sure to give as much detail as possible to push your story to the top when you sign up.
Up next, it’s time to welcome guest speakers, aka bigfoot researchers and investigators, to the stage. Remain captivated throughout the conference, in between lunchtime and vendor browsing, as you listen to their ideas and review their findings. Towards the end of the conference, get excited for the Q&A session with the full panel of speakers!
- 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
Plan to attend the 2020 Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference on Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Gatlinburg Convention Center! Pro tip: get there about an hour or so earlier for a good parking spot.
Gatlinburg Convention Center
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Tickets — Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!
While this BIG (foot) event is open to the public, non-refundable tickets must be purchased prior. And with VIP tickets selling out less than 72 hours after dropping and general admission tickets disappearing weeks before the event last year, you’ll want to purchase yours before it’s too late…literally.
If you want to grab your seat early, attend a special dinner experience, and hike (aka squatch) in the Smokies, then VIP is the way to go. Do keep in mind the dinner and hike have limited availability and will only be open to VIP ticket holders. While platinum has already sold out, gold and silver VIP tickets are still available with plenty of general admission spots open, too.
- Platinum — $50 (sold out!)
- Gold — $40
- Silver — $30
- General Admission — $25
Vendors + Sponsors
Ready to share your bigfoot merchandise (including outdoor gear and cryptozoology products) with fellow sasquatch enthusiasts? Book a vendor booth spot ($100) before they’re gone! You’ll also have options for a pipe and drape, electricity, and a tablecloth at an extra cost.
Maybe you’d like to become a sponsor instead and promote your business to around 2,000 bigfoot fans. While prime and gold slots have sold out, community sponsor slots ($250) — that include a small logo on stage, social media attention, 2 admission tickets, and 2 T-shirts — are still available. Partner with SMBF today!
Official Merch — AKA Squatch Swag
Join the squatch squad and purchase your official Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference T-shirt or raglan (¾-sleeve shirt) online and wear it at the event with pride! Or deck out your backpack, satchel, and jacket with official embroidered (iron-on) patches. There will be limited availability for the shirts, raglans, and patches at the event, so we highly recommend pre-ordering and picking up your official merch when you arrive.
- T-shirt — $20-23 (S-4XL)
- Raglan — $23-26 (S-4XL)
- Embroidered Patches — $5 (4 inches)
Cabins Near the Conference
While you’ll be attending the bigfoot conference on Saturday, why not plan a relaxing and fun weekend trip altogether with Cabins for YOU? We have loads of Gatlinburg cabins of many shapes and sizes near the conference center to keep you close to all the action. Plus, you’ll have great amenity options, like a hot tub, private pool, home theater, games, and king-size beds. And you could even opt for a wooded view for a little squatching in the evenings!
Attend the 2020 Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference, connect with fellow squatchers and skeptics, and possibly find bigfoot at your Gatlinburg cabin!