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Bigfoot Basecamp Weekend at Pleasant Hill Lake Park

October 5, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Thursday, October 5

5:30-9pm      VIP Dinner with Matt Moneymaker – Enjoy an exclusive evening with Matt Moneymaker at the Mohican Lodge & Conference Center. Matt Moneymaker is the founder and president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) and host of the “Finding Bigfoot” series on Animal Planet. Matt will speak about his bigfoot encounter, sightings in Ohio, and the use of new advanced thermal imaging technology. Tickets include a dinner buffet, meet & greet with Matt with the opportunity for autographs and photos, plus thermal imagining video will be LIVE streamed from around Pleasant Hill Lake Park by drones. 

$75 per person – Click Here to Register for VIP Dinner

Friday, October 6

1-5pm         BFRO Investigator Panel – Join Bigfoot Field Researcher Organization Investigators to as they share their stories, encounters, and lessons learned. Each presenter will share for 45 minutes and then have 15 minutes for question and answer. Speakers include: Dr. Kenny Brown, David Wickham, Mark Maisel, and Suzanne Ferencak.

$10 per person – Click Here to Register for Investigator Panel

4-6pm           Nature Center OPEN – Explore the Nature Center and ask our naturalist questions! Inside Welcome Center.

7-8pm           Guided Night Hikes – Take a hike with naturalists and BFRO volunteers to learn about the park and use your senses to look for signs of wildlife. You never know what you will see or hear! Meet at Shelter #2 inside Pleasant Hill Lake Park. Hike to the group camp area for the campfire or take a round trip back to the shelter!

8-10pm         Campfire – Enjoy an evening campfire and snacks, plus hear more stories from Matt Moneymaker and other BFRO volunteers. Meet at the Group Camp area. Bring your own chairs.

Saturday, October 7

10-11am      Casting Class – Meet at the beach to make footprint casts! While supplies last.

11am-12pm   Craft TBD – Meet at the Welcome Center deck. While supplies last.

12-4pm         Bigfoot Pontoon Tour – Take a guided tour of the lake on a pontoon boat and learn about bigfoot sightings in the area. Rides leave every hour.

Space is limited – Click Here to Register for Pontoon Tour

1-2pm           T-shirt Tie Dye – Custom dye a limited-edition Bigfoot T-shirt! T-shirts will be on sale for $10 for youth sizes and $15 for adult sizes. Cash only, sizes are first come-first served. Meet at Welcome Center deck.

2-5pm         Author Presentations – Join a variety of authors as they share their stories. Each presenter will share for 45 minutes and then have 15 minutes for question and answer. Speakers include: Dr. Russ Jones, Charles Kimbrough, and Bea Mills.

$10 per person – Click Here to Register for Author Presentations

3-4pm         Craft TBD – Meet at the Welcome Center deck. While supplies last.

5-6pm           Leave No Trace – Be like Bigfoot and leave no trace! Meet at the Welcome Center deck for some fun activities to learn about low impact adventures.

6-8pm           Matt Moneymaker Townhall Presentation – Listen to Matt and other local Bigfoot Ohio encounters. All participants must have a Guaranteed VIP Ticket or $15 gate fee required for this event. Guaranteed VIP tickets include preferred seating area outdoors and a meet & greet for autographs with Matt Moneymaker. VIP tickets include guaranteed seating inside the Welcome Center in case of bad weather.

VIP Seating $50 per person – Click Here to Register for Townhall Presentation

8:30-10:30p  Movie at the Lake – Watch a movie on the BIG screen at Pleasant Hill Park. The nights are cool, so bring your blankets & chairs to stay warm. Refreshments available for purchase.

Sunday, October 8

9-10pm         Tracking Hike – Meet at Welcome Center at Pleasant Hill Lake Park for a wildlife tracking hike. Use all your senses and learn about Ohio’s wildlife.

11am-1pm   Nature Room OPEN – Explore the Nature Center and ask our naturalist questions! Inside Welcome Center.

2-3pm Survival Skills – Learn a few essential survival skills including fire starting without matches and orienteering, plus discover some simple tools to carry with you on your adventures! Meet at the Welcome Center.

Details

Start:
October 5, 2023
End:
October 8, 2023
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Venue

Pleasant Hill Lake Park
3431 State Route 95
Perrysville, OH 44864

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