Fouke Monster Festival on Saturday

FOUKE, Ark. - The City of Fouke is hosting to the Monster Festival to celebrating all things bigfoot.

The festival is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th at the town's community center.

The event will feature a cryptozoologist, bigfoot researcher, guided tours, vendors and more.

Author Lyle Blackburn, who wrote "The Beast of Boggy Creek, will be talking about the history of the creature sightings, as well as, the most current sightings.

Bigfoot was first spotted in the area in the 1950's.

Texarkana native Charles Pierce put Fouke on the map with his 1970's movie "The Legend of Boggy Creek."

Mayor Terry Purvis says the Fouke monster has been good for the local economy.

Presentations are sold out, but vendors outside the community center will be free and open to the public.

Proceeds benefit the Fouke School District.

Bigfoot will also be on the big screen all weekend.

A remastered version of "The Legend of Boggy Creek" will be shown multiple times at the Perot Theatre in Texarkana, Texas.

The filmaker's daughter, Pamela Pierce, organized the Gala premiere.

Additional screenings are scheduled for midnight Friday, 10 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Gala premiere tickets are $50, $35 or $20. Tickets for the other show times are $12. Tickets available at the Perot Theatre Box Office, by calling 903-792-4992 or by visiting TRAHC.org/perot-theatre.

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