HONOBIA — The Honobia Big Foot Festival, scheduled for Oct. 4-5, has a new program designed with festivalgoers in mind. There will be arts and crafts, food vendors and entertainment, much like the past eight years, but this year offers more opportunity for visitor participation.
Trophies will be awarded to winners in competitive events — a Big Foot Olympics of sorts.
The rescheduled event from last year was held in April and many of the games were introduced. There was the Big Foot Music Idol Karaoke Contest, the Big Foot Calling Contest, Limb Chunkin', Tire Tossing and Rock Rollin'. All events had young and old competing for the title of Big Foot Champion.
The October festival will feature ideas found in books on “Sasquatchology.” There will be no entry fees to compete in any event.
The Big Foot Mountain Music Manifest is offering a great lineup of entertainment, on the main stage and inside the coffee shelter. One of the performers will be the 2012 “Big Foot Music Idol” winner, Maddie Ray from Covington, Tenn.
The theme of this year's conference will be “The Human Element of the Big Foot Phenomenon,” and will be held inside the Ludlow Community Center. The film “The Town That Big Foot Built,” by Dense Films, can be seen at www.HonobiaBigFootPRINT.com.
There will be a fee of $10 per car for parking, but all events, entertainment and conference sessions are free. Big Foot storytelling around the campfire on Friday night is always a favorite.
Weather will not present a problem this year as the Ludlow Rock School, where the event is being held, is on high ground.
The festival will be at the Ludlow Rock School (community center) 4.8 miles east of Indian Highway on State Highway 144 or 9.5 miles west of U.S. 259 on Highway 144.
For more information call (918) 917-3723 or (918) 917-0339, or go to the website for more information.
Darryl Williams is the organizer of the festival.