The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park will be hosting their annual Big Foot event in Pioneer Village beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday.
The day starts out with breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon featuring blue cornmeal pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, homemade blueberry and strawberry syrup, grits, sausage links and a beverage for $7. Vendors will be open for business at 8 a.m. also.
At 9:30 a.m., kids can come to the barn to cast their own wildlife prints. This activity is limited to the first 20 children.
Researcher Amy Bue will host a short walk at 10 a.m. and tell participants what Big Foot researchers look for. Gather in the parking lot near the rest rooms to take part in the walk.
At noon, talks begin in the barn by some of the area’s top Big Foot researchers. Bue will be speaking from noon to 12:45 p.m. She is a writer, educator and certified volunteer naturalist from northeast Ohio. She cofounded Project Zoobook, a collaboration of Bigfoot investigators working alongside primate zookeepers, primatologists, wildlife biologists anthropologists and other scientists. Her main research is conducted in Forest County, Pennsylvania, and Columbiana County, Ohio, but she travels throughout North America speaking and looking for evidence of Sasquatch.
Outdoorsman Casey Anthony will speak from 1 to 1:45 p.m. discussing his unexplainable encounter in Pennsylvania.
From 2 to 2:45 p.m., Jack Warren from Geauga County will share his research from Ohio and Pennsyvlania.
After the speakers, there will be a town hall-type meeting giving everyone a chance to share their Big Foot encounters.
Throughout the day, those attending can visit with Big Foot and have photos taken with him. The trading post in the village is stocked with Big Foot merchandise as well as Pioneer Village souveniers and refreshments.
While in the park, check out the stream life day hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. This interactive event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature electrofishing, stream seining, Smokey Bear and naturalist programs.