Bigfoot Meets NatureFest in Mineola on Oct. 11-12 | Events
Not much could epitomize the fun, crazy life we East Texans lead more than Bigfoot Meets Naturefest in Mineola October 11-12!
Events, which will raise money for playground equipment for children to use at the Mineola Nature Preserve, will take place at the Preserve and will include the Bigfoot Bash, which features a barbecue brisket dinner, a 7-foot sculpture of Bigfoot made of cupcakes by Cupcake Wars winner The Luscious Crumb, dancing with Bigfoot, and a Bigfoor look-alike contest. Tickets are required for Bigfoot Bash on Friday evening and can be purchased at the Mineola City Hall, Chamber of Commerce or onlne, here.
Saturday's events are free, and include lots of workshops for kids and adults: music, face painting, Bigfoot calling contest, North American Wood Ape Conservancy (discussing Bigfoot sightings in Wood County), Bigfoot rock throwing contest, food including hot dogs from Brookshires at 6pm, a storyteller around the campfire, and much more.
Here's the schedule of workshops and other activities:
· 8:30 Birding with Boyd Sanders -from Tyler State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife
· 9:00-12:00 Kids Fishing (fishing poles provided)
· 9:00 Wildlife Biologist Mark McDonald “Alligator Guy”
· 9:00 Geocaching 101 - East Texas Geocaching
· 9:00 Nature Photography - EastTexasReflections.com
· 10:00 Creature Teacher -1st show
· 11:00 Nature Photography - EastTexasReflections.com
· 12:00 North American Wood Ape Conservancy – Bigfoot sightings in Wood County
· 12:00 Wildlife Biologist Mark McDonald “Alligator Guy”
· 1:00 Geocaching 101 - East Texas Geocaching
· 1:00 Creature Teacher – 2nd show
· 2:00 Last Chance Forever – Birds of Prey
· 3:00 Creature Teacher- 3rd show
· 4:00 Last Chance Forever – Birds of Prey
· 5:00 Bigfoot Calling Contest
· 5:30 Bigfoot Rock Throwing Contest
· 6:00 Hot Dogs by Brookshire’s
· 6:00-8:00 Concert - Rafael Espinoza and Band
· 7:00 Storytellers
· 8:00 East Texas Astronomical Society – Paul Shaw
Bring a folding chair, and get ready for the great music from Rafael Espinoza, who will perform a free concert Saturday night. rafael is a Berkley School of Music Jazz guitarist of the year.
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