The Bigfoot Poetry Festival

will return in 2025.

Sixteen teams. Three days. One grand prize.

The Bigfoot Poetry Festival is a three-day poetry festival and competition that happens in Portland, OR. It is filled with free poetry open mics, workshops, markets, and more. In the competition, the top four teams receive prize money. Come create your own legend.

2024 Winners: San Diego PoetrySLAM

San Diego PoetrySLAM (left to right: Rudy Francisco, Alex Clark, Espi Love, Joe Mac, & Natasha Hooper) were the third ever winners of the Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam.

First Place: San Diego PoetrySLAM (San Diego, CA)

Second Place: Berkeley Poetry Slam (Berkeley, CA)

Third Place: Ghost Phantom (Phoenix, AZ)

Fourth Place: WeHo Slam Team (West Hollywood, CA)

We are sponsored by Portland Events & Film and the RACC for 2024!

We are extremely grateful to have been awarded grants from both the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Portland Events & Film for our 2024 festival. These grants have gone towards helping us cover many things, including artwork, advertising, printing, venue rentals, equipment, and so much more!

Want to help support the Bigfoot Poetry Festival?

All donations go directly towards putting this poetry festival on for another year - any amount is appreciated!

Contact the Bigfoot Regional team at:

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