Lizard Man Festival

June 8-10,2018

In celebration of the famous events that happened in Bishopville, SC during 1988-1990, the First Annual Lizard Man Festival will be held in Bishopville, SC on June 8-10, 2018. The event is sponsored by the Lee County Chamber of Commerce.


  • Lyle Blackburn, well-known television/radio/podcast personality, cryptid investigator, and author of the books Lizardman: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster as well as The Beast of Boggy Creek and others.
  • Papa Stro Maestro, WCW and NWA wrestling legend and actor. (Friday and Saturday)
  • Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant, WWE Hall of Fame, wrestling legend. (Friday only)
  • Gregbo Watson, Internationally known illustrator and comic book artist.
  • Eastern Exotics Wildlife Foundation, bringing a number of their reptiles and exotic animals.
  • Ronald Rossmann Cosplay and the cast of the award-winning Internet series Dusk.
  • The Legends of APW Wrestling, Spartanburg, SC: Bret "The Crippler" Watson, Micky Mae, Chuck Slone, and Buckshot Carter.
  • Matthew Delph, co-author "LizardMan, Bigfoot and Friends." Speaker on Bigfoot sightings.

2018 Lizard Man Festival events and activities include:

  • Friday June 8
    • Celebrity Meet-and-Greet/Welcome Party at Lee County Chamber Offices
    • A talk and Q&A session by Lyle Blackburn
  • Saturday June
    • Lizard Man Parade
    • Vendor Exhibition Downtown
    • Lizard Man Celebrity Row to meet our well-known personalities
    • Cosplay Contest, with prizes
    • Kids and Family Activities
    • Lizard Man Chili Cook Off
  • Sunday June 10
    • Tours of the Lizard Man Trail (important Lizard Man locations), including Scape Ore Swamp
More celebrities, artists and events will be announced as the festival nears.

Lyle Blackburn

Papa Stro Maestro

Bret and Gregbo Watson

Ronald Rossmann Cosplay

Jimmy Valiant

Eastern Exotics Wildlife Foundation


Event Information

Save the dates!
June 8-10, 2018
Bishopville, SC

Vendor Registration

Lizard Man Festival Vendor Space