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Bigfoot Festival & Conference Returns for 2nd year

There is a call, coming from the Ouachita Mountains, which catches the attention of skeptics and believers alike. 

It’s the call of Bigfoot, which echoes reverberate from Blue Zipline & Farm next weekend during the  2021 Ouachita Bigfoot Festival and Conference.

There is still an opportunity to be included in the three-day event as a vendor or as a volunteer.

Shelly Alston said she is also offering an opportunity for free vendor space to a non-profit group that would like to sell hamburgers or other plates as a fundraiser. 

Working the gate or volunteering in another capacity includes entrance into the festival and conference for free.

This three day festival will have live music, numerous vendors, food, games, activities, door prizes, antiques show, chili cookoff, and a conference with renowned researchers and speakers.

Onsite camping will also be available.

Water & electric hookups will not be available for campsites. RVs and tents are welcome. Generators  are welcome and portable toilets are onsite.

Campground stories will be offered exclusively for campers on Friday and Saturday nights: 8:30 to 10pm with popcorn and hot cocoa.

Ten names will be drawn from registered campers to attend the late night mini-expedition, 10:30 to midnight on Saturday night. This will only be open for 10 people, ages 18 and up.


Friday, September 24th, 10am to 7pm.

Saturday, September 25th, 9am to 7pm.

Sunday, September 26th, 9am to 2pm.


Friday, September 25th, 6pm to 8pm.

Saturday, September 26th, 6am to 8pm.

Festival tickets are available at the gate, and festival admission per day, also includes admission to conference. The costs is $2 per person, and ages 3 and under are free.

12×12 vendor outdoor booth space rental is available for the festival. Antiques vendors, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, and non-profits are welcome.

Bands include Yesterday’s Country, performing Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Ryan Lee Band performing Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday.

This year’s speakers include Todd Neiss, Scott Hundley, Marvin Leaper and Eudell Head.

Kiddy Corner activities include ring toss, potato sack race, egg run, football throw and more.

Adults may find amusement attempting to throw a boulder farther than Bigfoot in the boulder throwing contest, or pass the time with a friendly game of horseshoes and corn hole.

Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. bigfoot howling contests will be held.. Give it a shot.

For more info call The Blue Zipline & Farm at 479-216-8639 or visit 

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