Bigfoot researchers, authors and enthusiasts will gather in Yakima for a weekend conference and tribute banquet Oct. 10-12 at the Yakima Valley Museum. The Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up will pay tribute to hometown residents Bob Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson as well as other pioneers of bigfoot research. This all occurs in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, “Sasquatch Revealed,” on display until the end of the year. The public is welcome to attend – tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for Friday's and Saturday’s activities.

Saturday's "The Sasquatch Meets Science" presentations will feature Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. John Bindernagel, the two most prominent scientists involved in sasquatch research and Bill Munns, a Hollywood special-effects artist who will authenticate the famous Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot film. Saturday evening the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up will host a special tribute banquet for 150 attendees.The banquet will be followed by a series of personal tributes to Gimlin, Patterson, Jerry Crew and other pioneers of bigfoot research. On Sunday, Cliff Barackman of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” will headline the “Sasquatch Revealed Talks” featuring three presentations and live bigfoot-themed folk music. There will also be a private viewing of the “Sasquatch Revealed” exhibit as the museum is not normally open on Sunday.  Most of the researchers and enthusiasts in attendance will be at Sunday’s special event from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Contact Tom Yamarone, bigfoot researcher and the event organizer at  for more information and to reserve a spot for Sunday’s event. Ticket information can be found at

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