The Official website of
The 2017 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure
Work Shop and Speakers
This is a Family Friendly Charity Fundraiser event and is now three days and two nights.
Friday's event will feature a day time hike, a meet and greet; Townhall meeting and night time outing free to attend. Saturday and Sunday will feature lectures, from noted Authors, Researchers and Investigators lecturing on various subjects relating to their books, research and knowledge.
The two days will also include workshops providing how to tips on equipment usage, wildlife sign, track recognition, and what signs to look for when out in the forest searching for Bigfoot!
A Bigfoot Cookout, Movie Premiers, A Charity Auction, Hikes and Outings, Vendors and a whole lot more, all for 3 local charities!
Trapper from the A.I.M.S. team and Destination America's Mountain Monsters is returning plus a few surprise guest appearances as well.
Speakers and presenters are subject to change without notice. Click on the Guest Speaker tab above for the most updated listing of the guest speakers and workshop presenters!
Join us for an affordable family fun filled adventure of a life time!
Camping and Lodging
Click on the Campsite tab at the top of the page.
to reserve your campsite through Benners Meadow Run Campground or see other hotels in the area.
You'll find Campground information, directions, reservation instructions to reserve one of the beautiful modern cabins or your campsite at the group campsite area in Benner's Meadow Run Campgrounds in Farmington, located in the mountains of rural Fayette County.
There are also 6 area hotel listings for those not wishing to camp during the weekend. Click on the Accommodations and camping tab above for more details.
Accommodations are not included in the event and must be made separately!
Tickets are now available for purchase. You can get your tickets to attend the Saturday/Sundays lectures, workshops, and the Bigfoot cookout on Saturday May 6th. Please note. The cookout is only on the evening of May 6th.
There are a variety of ticket packages for adults and children under 12.
There are tickets available for those who only wish to attend one day or all days.
You don't need a ticket to attend Friday's events, only for Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are done through Ticket leap and include a small fee that Ticket leap applies.
Tickets are on sale right now.
Click on the ticket image or the tab above!
Can't attend, but still want to help our charities?
You can donate by clicking on the donate tab!
Recent and New Updates
Online Ticket Sales End May 1
***Important new updates***
Online Pre-Order T-Shirt Sales end April 22. After April 22, you will only be able to purchase a T-shirt at the event. T-shirt quantities will be limited.
Those who ordered their T-shirts to be picked up at the event, please present photo ID.
Online ticket sales end May 1.
Only 25 Cookout Tickets will be sold at the event for the same price as on the website.
General Admission Tickets without the cookout will be sold for the same prices as listed on the website.
You have until April 21 to cancel and receive a full refund. If you wish to transfer your tickets to another persons name(s) please contact us with the change ASAP.
Anyone cancelling after April 21 will not receive a refund. The cost of your tickets will be made as a donation to the charities.
We are just one month away and that means you have less than a month to purchase your tickets online here on the website. After May 1, the only way you will be able to attend is to purchase tickets at the door. There will only be 25 tickets sold with the cookout included. After they are sold out, general admission tickets will be available. If you wait to purchase your tickets at the door, you will not be entered in the drawing for the Bigfoot prize package and you will not receive a free event poster. You may purchase an event poster if you wish, but they are only free with an advanced ticket.
The countdown has begun and the weekend of May
5-7th will be here before you know it. Don't delay, get your tickets now and join us for the adventure of a lifetime!
Final Special Guests added to the event
Jeff Headlee and Willy McQuillian
Our two final special guests will be joining us at the event this May. We are thrilled to welcome the other founding members of the A.I.M.S. team to this year’s event Jeff Headlee and Willy McQuillian. Willy and Jeff join other A.I.M.S. team members at this year’s event and will be with us Saturday May 6th along with Trapper, Huckleberry and Wild Bill to meet and greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and share stories about their adventures and the popular show Mountain Monsters.
Jeff is one of three founding members of AIMS and resident researcher and technology expert. Well-versed in mountain folklore as well as textbook history, Jeff lines up witnesses for the team's investigations and runs the thermal camera during the night hunts. Jeff is the group’s resident researcher and technology expert. He can often be seen handling the thermal Flir as the group explores the forest in search of the various Cryptids they try to prove exist. Jeff is very well versed in mountain folklore as well as textbook history and spends a considerable amount of time studying and researching the history and information for the cases the team investigates. Jeff also lines up the witnesses for the team’s investigations.
Willy is one of the three founding members of the AIMS team and serves as the groups expert trap builder. This backwoods MacGyver draws upon his decades of hunting, trapping, carpentry and mechanical expertise to devise the wildly imaginative traps the team employs on their night hunts. Willy can be seen on the show working tirelessly to not only design but to build the illustrious traps to catch the critters the AIMS teams goes after.
We are extremely thrilled and excited to welcome Jeff and Willy this year as five of five of the AIMS team members and stars of the Destination America Mountain Monsters television show will be joining us this year at the 2017 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure.
We can’t thank the guys enough for attending the event this year and donating their time to help the event raise money for Unity a Journey of Hope, Lucky Paws Animal Rescue and Fayette Friends of Animals. If you have not yet purchased your tickets for the event don’t wait any longer. Tickets are only on sale for one more month until May 1. Then you will be able to purchase a limited number of tickets that include the cookout at the event. There will be plenty of general admission tickets available for sale at the event as well.
For more information or to get your tickets and more information may be found by going to www.pabigfootcampingadventure.com. And don’t to catch the guys as season 5 of Mountain Monsters kicks off in early April on the Destination America Network. To learn more about the AIMS team visit their website https://www.aimsa.org/
New Special Guest added to the event
Huckleberry Joe Lott
The surprises just keep adding up for this year’s event. What a surprise this announcement is. We are very estatic and thrilled to add another special guest to the event this year.
Joining his fellow A.I.M.S. teams members Trapper John Tice and “Wild” Bill Neff is the head of security for the team, none other than the one and only “Huckleberry” Joe Lott. Joe will be joining us Friday night and Saturday along side Trapper and Wild Bill to meet and greet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs.
HUCKLEBERRY serves as Head of Security for the A.I.M.S team and on the show.
A throwback to the days of gunpowder and lead, Huckleberry is the man in charge of security for AIMS. Huge in both stature and heart, this native West Virginia son and US Marine relies on five decades' worth of backwoods experience to keep the team safe.
Join us at the event this year and meet Trapper, Wild Bill and Huckleberry from Destination America’s Mountain Monsters.
New Special Guest added to the event!
"Wild" Bill Neff
Can I get a Hoorahh?!?!?
The organizers and I are excited and thrilled to welcome the newest addition this year's event.
Joining Trapper John Tice at this years event is fellow A.I.M.S team member, co-star of Destination America's Mountain Monsters, the one and only "Wild" Bill Neff!
Wild Bill will be joining us Friday evening May 5th and all day Saturday May 6th. Come out and meet Trapper and Wild Bill as they greet fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures.
Wild Bill Neff is an Expert Tracker, Big-Game Hunter, former marine and charismatic personality on the show. He helps build traps and serves as Willy's right hand man. Wild Bill and his Marine core mentality do most of the heavy lifting for the team. The only things exceeding Wild Bill's passion for monster hunting are West Virginia black bears and breakfast.
Come out and meet Trapper John R. Tice and Wild Bill Neff from the hit T.V. show Mountain Monsters this year at the event
Less than 60 days to the big event!!!
*** Tickets are still available on the website. Remember, if you purchase a ticket your name is entered in the contest to win the cool Bigfoot prize package plus you will get a free 11 x 17 event poster at the registration table. There will be tickets sold at the registration table at the event. There will only be 25 tickets sold that include the cookout for Saturday night. After those 25 tickets are sold out, there will only be general admission tickets that do not include the cookout.
****Plenty of campsites available in the group campsite area. You can contact Benners Meadow Run campgrounds directly to reserve your site.
****We are also still accepting donated items for the charity auction that will take place Saturday during the cookout. We are accepting new or like new items that the attendees can bid on with all the proceeds being donated to the three charities. Click on the sponsors/Donors page to see some of the great people who have already contributed to the auction. If you wish to contribute, please contact us off the site.
****Lastly, don't forget to bring your own camping chairs to the event and if you plan on attending any of the hikes for the event, please RSVP with the names of everyone attending, and in order of preference which hikes you would like to attend. We want to be fair to everyone attending to allow everyone the opportunity to attend as many of the hikes as possible. We will do our best to place you on as many hikes as there is room. If you fail to RSVP with the names, which hikes you want to attend, you run the risk of being turned away due to lack of space on the hike. Any questions, please contact us on the site and ask!
We are excited to welcome two new special guests From the UFO Research Center of Pennsylvania Butch Witkowski and from Phantoms and Monsters Lon Strickler. Butch and Lon will be attending the event to meet and greet attendees, talk to everyone about their investigations and will have P&M items for sale.
To learn more about Butch and Lon and the work they do visit their websites
The 2017 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure is pleased to welcome Aleksander Petakov to the event. Aleksander is a documentary film maker and owner of Petakov Media http://www.petakovmedia.com/. Aleksander will be showing a short documentary film at the event this year called Sasquatch; Out of the woods. Welcome aboard Aleksander. Just another great reason to attend the event this year.
NEW PA BIGFOOT CAMPING ADVENTURE CONTEST
We have a brand new contest for anyone purchasing or that has purchased a ticket to the event in advance.
Anyone who has purchased or purchases a ticket(s) will have their name entered in a drawing to win a "Monster" prize package with loads of Bigfoot goodies! Here's how it works. If you bought a ticket(s) or anyone purchasing a ticket(s) for Both days Saturday and Sunday, A ticket for Saturday including the cookout or a Sunday only ticket to the event will have their name entered in the drawing. One ticket = one entry. If you buy at the door the day of the event, you will not be entered. This contest is only for tickets purchased in advance. You must be present at the event when we draw the name. If you buy a Sunday only ticket and are at the event Sunday we will announce the name and award you the prize. The prize consists of some really cool Bigfoot stuff like an event T-shirt, a Boggy Creek Monster DVD, Posters, a framed digital print, a bottle of Squatch Sauce Marinade, and more. To enter for your chance to win, just go to the ticket tab above and buy your tickets today!
Newly Added area hotels are listed on the campsite and other accommodations page. If you don't like to camp, the area hotels are within a 15 to 20 minute drive. Check out the Campsite and other accommodations page tab for more information
Also you can now pre order event t-shirts on the T-shirt page.
Event T-shirt Pre-Orders
T-shirts are now available for Pre-Order.
The artwork for the shirt was created by:
Jay Bachochin of Chum Bucket Studios Official Event Digital Art Studio
T-shirt color is sandstone and available in
Childrens Large and X-Large
Adult: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2 X Large,
3 X Large and 4 X Large
Click on the button or T-Shirt Tab to order your shirt today.
Shirts will take 2 to 4 weeks to ship by mail and a small shipping charge will be added unless you request to pick up the shirt at the event.
January 21, 2017
A friendly reminder. There will be a limited number of tickets for sale at the registration table that include the cookout Saturday evening. We need to know how much food to buy in advance and there will only be a small amount of tickets for sale at the event that include the cookout. There will be plenty of general admission tickets for both adults and children under 12 for sale at the event the day of, but a limited amount of tickets that include the cookout. Don't risk missing out on food and drink fit for a Yeti and get your tickets now.
January 6, 2017
Joining us a the event this year will be two lovely ladies who need no introduction. They are holistic healers and our very special spiritual guests the Mountain Gypsies.
Cat Young and Tess Hughes will be joining us and offering spiritual healings and soul cleansings. So make sure you sign up with them at the event.
January 5, 2017
Speaker line up additions and changes
Eric Altman will not be speaking at the event this year. Instead, we've added 4 great speakers to complete this years guest speaker line up.
New speakers are David Weatherly, Dave Spinks and Sean Austin of the Society of the Supernatural presenting together
Author and Folklorist Ron Murphy has been added to the line up as well.
There will be 8 fantastic presentations this year at the event!
January 3, 2017
Only 2 Vendor sites remain for the event. Act now before they are gone. Vendor sites are non electric. We are not charging for the vendor site. However in lieu of charging we are requesting a donation be made to the charitie fund raiser in teh form of a monetary donation or item(s) for the charity auction on Saturday evening in which all proceeds will be donated to the charities. Vendors must provide their own canopy tents, table, chairs.
Vendors who wish to participate and join us for the cookout will
be charged a fee per attending vendor party.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact us on the site.
Remember only 2 sites remain and they will go fast, so act now.
January 2, 2017
New special guests added to the event From One Bizarre Podcast Kaity and Blaquie. We now have two new workshop presenters Jimmy and Di Di Trick from Goosebumps Paranormal and Mace Morris and Cyndi Manning from the Sasquatch Research Team. Click on the tabs above to find out more about the new additions to the event!
New T-shirt design has been finished by our good friend Jay Bachochin at Chumbucket Studios. We'll be selling event T-shirts online and at the event and will be listing the prices very soon. Plus everyone purchases a ticket in advance online will get a complimentary 11 x 17 event poster perfect for having the guest speakers, special guests and attendees signatures. The poster and T-shirt design will be coming soon.
Updated: December 28, 2016
We are accepting donations for the Charity Auction. If you are interested in donating an item to be bid on in the Bigfoot Charity Auction, we are accepting items at this time. Types of items that will be accepted. Please try to send items in new, good or like new condition. We are accepting items relating to Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, the Paranormal and Ufology in the form of Books, DVD's, CD's, Artwork, Posters, Collectibles, T-shirts, or any item that would similar in nature that would help raise money to be donated to the charities we raising funds for. Donations may be mailed in care of Eric Altman 181 Cardinal Dr. Jeannette PA 15644. Anyone who donates will recieve a complimentary banner and website link listed on this websites sponsors and donors page as a way of saying thank you for your generosity.
We have a few vendor spots left for the event. Interested vendors please contact us through the website for details. Act now before the sites are gone.
Event T-shirts and Posters will be available once again this year. Details coming soon.
A common Questions and Answers page will be added soon!
New speakers and special guests to be added soon. New workshop presenters added to the line up!
Just added as a workshop presenter: Jimmy and Dee Dee Trick of Goosebumps Paranormal Society
More updates and new additions will be added to the event in the upcoming weeks so keep checking back .
Don't forget tickets are on sale right now. Please remember to RSVP for the day time hike of Friday and Friday and Saturday nights bigfoot outing. Spaces are limited so RSVP now and if you plan to stay at Benners Meadow camp ground, you must contact Benners Meadow Run separately as accomidations are not included in the ticket purchase and must be done separately.
When purchasing your tickets please be sure to RSVP if you plan on attending the day hike on Friday or the night time outing Friday and Saturday nights. We'll need an exact count. Please click on the hiking tab on the website for more information as to what all is involved with the hikes. We will be setting up the night time outings differently this year so please check the page. Each group will be limited to a set number of hikers per group, so please RSVP as soon as you know.
Benners Meadow Run campground reservations are now available. The campground has released rates for the 2017 season and you may now contact Benners to reserve your campsite or cabin. They have special rates to camp at the group campsite for the event. The per person adult rates are $13.75 and $6.75 per child per day. You can find out Cabin rates and individual rates by contacting the campground directly at www.bennersmeadowrun.com.
Please note, you do not have to camp or stay at the campground to attend the event and tickets to attend the event are not included with your reservation and must be purchased separately on this site. If you do not stay at the campground, you must pay the campground a daily visitor fee per person upon arrival at the campground office each day that you visit the office. More information may be found by visiting the campground website. www.bennersmeadowrun.com.
We are pleased to announce the newest additions to the event. Guest speaker Rosemary Ellen Guilley and special Guests from the Society of the Supernatural Dave Spinks and David Weatherly. We are excited to have these amazing folks join the already incredible line up of wonderful folks participating in the event. We are hoping to add one more guest speaker and one more special guest. We'll keep you updated!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
Click on the ticket tab at the top of the page to order your tickets.
You can view ticket prices and options.
If you purchase online, you will receive an email from Pay Pal or printed tickets from Ticket Leap. Please retain either of these as they will act as your confirmation of purchase. Please bring either to the event along with a valid photo ID to receive your wrist band or hand stamp. If you need to transfer your tickets to another person, please notify us in advance. Thank you for your purchase and supporting the event.
If you choose to send a check or money order you may do so beginning September 19, 2016 made payable to Eric Altman and mail it to 181 Cardinal Drive, Jeannette PA 15644. Please indicate the quantity and type of tickets you wish to purchase along with the names of who each ticket is for along with a self addressed return envelope so that I may mail you a confirmation letter. You will present that letter with a valid photo ID at the registration table the day of the event for your wrist band or hand stamp.
The dates are now set for the 2017 PA Bigfoot Camping Adventure.
B.A.P.S. Bigfoot and Paranormal Society and P.C.S. Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society are proud to sponsor the 2017 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure!
May 5,6,7 2017 at Benners Meadow Run Campground. The event will be bigger and better, and will feature 3 days/ 2 nights of family friendly fun and adventure.
There will be an afternoon hike on Friday May 5th in the surrounding forest.
May 5th, Friday evening will feature a "Townhall" style meet and greet with the event organizers and speakers giving attendees a chance to share and hear others sightings, encounters and experiences. Following the "Townhall" meet and greet there will be a night time hike into the surrounding forests.
Please note- The day time hike, night time outings and "Townhall" meet and greets are free to attend and you do not need to purchase a ticket, however the number of attendees for the day time and night time hikes will be limited to 100 people per hike for the Friday afternoon and Friday night hike and the Saturday night outing to keep things as organized as possible so you must RSVP prior to the event. You will be required to sign a waiver and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Each group will be lead by a hike leader.
You must purchase a ticket(s) to attend the Saturday and/or Sunday event which will feature lectures and workshops, Vendor booths, Live Music, Hikes and outings on Friday and Saturday evening.
The event will also feature Bigfoot films along with the return of the Bigfoot Cookout Saturday evening.
More details will be coming soon!
The website is and will be updated regularly. Please keep checking back for more!
New T-shirt Logo
This is the new T-shirt logo created by guest speaker, and co-owner of Chum Bucket Studios Jay Bachochin. The shirts will be available soon to order from the website. Right now we are trying to secure a T-shirt printer and have the shirts printed. Once they are available for sale, we will have them on the site for you to order before the event. There will also be shirts available at the event in limited quantities. The shirt color will be a light beige and be available in childs large size and adult Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2 Xl, 3XL and a few 4 XL for purchase.
All those who purchase a ticket in advance will receive a complimentary 11 x 17 event poster perfect for collecting signatures, autographs and framing. Posters will be one per ticket purchased and given at the registration table. A limited number of posters will be available at the event for sale and 2016 Posters will also be availabe for sale in case you missed last years event. Both the T-shirt design and poster design are done by Jay Bachochin of Chumbucket Studios.