The in-person festival will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Classes will arrive between 8:50 am to 10:50 am and depart between 12:35 to 2:35 pm. Reimbursements for bussing costs may be available.
The entirety of the 25th annual festival will take place outdoors and students will only participate in learning stations with their class – there will be no indoor activities nor mixing of classes. The planning committee will follow all Minnesota Department of Education recommendations and guidelines. As such, if guidelines surrounding gatherings change, or in the event of rain or inclement weather, the in-person festival will be canceled, and all classes will be encouraged to participate in the virtual festival.
There are often more classes interested in participating in the festival than we can accommodate. Therefore, there will be a selection of classes to ensure equitable representation. Registration for the in-person festival is now closed. Classes selected to participate will be notified by early May. All remaining classes will be moved to a waiting list in the event another class cancels.