Whitehall, NY – Every year, a special festival gathers in the Washington County village of Whitehall. More than 2,000 people come to town for a chance to call and talk about the folklore-favorite Sasquatch. This month, they’ll do it again. Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Festival & Calling Contest returns to town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 30. The calling contest is split into kids’ and adult categories, with pre-registration open now. In addition to competing for the title of “Best Sasquatch Caller,” visitors can expect an array of vendors, Sasquatch-centric authors, games, food, and a full beer garden.
Speakers will lead talks on Sasquatch evidence, hoaxes, and more throughout the day of the event.
The full schedule for the day includes:
- 11:45 a.m.: Hoaxes with Steve Kulls
- 12:30 p.m.: Hominoids & Handprints with Karac St. Laurent
- 1:15 p.m.: Field Work with Mike Anne
- 2 p.m.: Local Evidence with Paul Bartholomew
- 2:45 p.m.: Scientific Defiance with The Forest Fleur Team
- 3:30 p.m.: Future of Sasquatch with The Forest Fleur Team
- 4 p.m.: Speaker panel and Q&A
- 5 p.m.: Sasquatch calling contest
The contest is free to enter, and the festival is free to attend.
Festivities are hosted at 130 Main St. in Whitehall, along the Champlain Canal.
Photo at top: Sasquatch Calling Festival Facebook page photo.