FAQs2021-08-07T18:29:46-04:00
Will there be a FEST 2021?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

Absolutely, there will be a FEST 2021! This year, we will have BOTH an in-person and virtual event. We are looking forward to seeing you in-person, or virtually, on Sunday, August 8th!

Which bands are performing?2021-06-14T22:07:57-04:00

We have four bands lined up to perform for The FEST 2021 – We Are Messengers (1:30 PM), Tauren Wells (3:00 PM), Danny Gokey (4:30 PM), and for King & Country (6:15 PM). The bands will perform LIVE at The FEST, and will also be live-streamed for our @Home viewers! Click here for more information regarding the bands.

Where is The FEST and what time will it begin?2021-06-14T22:07:57-04:00

The FEST is moving venues! The FEST 2021 will be held at Brookside Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. The address is 3900 John Nagy Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44144. The gates will open at 10:00 AM, while the music and activities will kick-off the day at 12:00 PM (Noon).

Is there a price for admission?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Admission to The FEST 2021 will require the purchase of a $10 ticket. This is to control the number of attendees in order to keep everyone safe and comfortable. You can purchase your tickets by clicking here. Each ticket comes with a FREE Marc’s bag as soon as you enter The FEST Grounds!

What ages need to have a ticket?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Tickets are required for those who are 6 years of age or older. Those who are 5 years of age or younger are FREE as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

How do my admission tickets work?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Once you have purchased your tickets, be sure to keep them in a safe place! When placing your order, you can opt to have them sent to your email or have us mail them to you. On FEST day, you can bring a printed copy, or present the QR code on your mobile device, which will be scanned at the admission gate. If you purchased a parking pass, one of our parking attendants will scan it as you enter the parking lot.

Is there a way to apply for free admission?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Absolutely! If you find yourself in a financial hardship and are unable to purchase tickets, The FEST In-Need Fund is there for you! For more information, please click here.

I ran into an issue with my order, who can I contact?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

We’re sorry you are experiencing an issue, we would be more than happy to help! If you could complete an Order Issue Request Form, a member from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Is there a way to volunteer this year?2021-07-08T13:57:27-04:00

Absolutely! We are always looking for help before, during, and after FEST Day. You can sign-up to volunteer HERE!

Will volunteers need to pay for their ticket?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

We’ll provide volunteers with a code for a ticket after they have registered and been screened to volunteer. More details on this will be made available in mid-June.

Is the event handicap or wheelchair accessible?2021-07-30T11:32:27-04:00

Yes! We will have free, on-site handicap parking for those with a handicap sticker or placard. The FEST Grounds will be on the grass, so plan accordingly! Wheelchairs and accessibility scooters are permitted, but any other type is not.

Is my order returnable or refundable?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

All sales are final, there are no returns or refunds available. If you do run into an issue with your order, please complete an Order Issue Request Form.

How will parking work this year?2021-07-16T15:07:43-04:00

We have FREE off-site, shuttle bus parking to The FEST Grounds from the old American Greetings parking lot (currently a Medical Mutual facility) located at 1 American Road, Cleveland, OH 44144 – a video detailing the details will be released soon! Advanced sales for parking passes have reached capacity and are sold out. Handicap parking is available on-site for no additional fee with a handicap placard.

Will the Marc’s Moms’ Tent, Man Cave, food/drink vendors, contests/giveaways, and more be back?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

The Marc’s Moms’ Tent and Man Cave will be back! They both will look a bit different this year. Instead of the traditional moms bags, we will have larger giveaways and enter-to-win type prizes. Stay tuned and watch for more details. We will have many of the same vendors, food and drinks as past years!

Will we have to wear masks, socially distance, and/or be vaccinated to attend?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

Following the best advice and guidance from the CDC, as of June 2, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask while outdoors. However, we will not require masks, social distancing, or vaccinations.

Is there a limit on how many people can attend this year?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

Yes, this year we are limiting capacity to 15,000 people in-person.

Will there be an outdoor Mass?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

Yes! We will end the day with Mass as we always do. Those who have purchased an admission ticket are invited to stay through the end of the day. If you will not be joining us during the day for The FEST and are interested in attending Mass only, please click here.

Will there be fireworks?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

Because of the location, we will not be having the full fireworks show as we typically do, but we’ll have some great alternatives!

What is permitted and is not permitted to bring?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

You are permitted to bring the following items: lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, coolers, hand-held umbrellas, small shade tents (must be under 4′ tall) and service animals.

You are NOT permitted to bring the following items: alcohol, glass bottles, canopies/tents (nothing over 4′ tall) and pets.

Why did the location change and is it permanent?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

Our home at the Seminary in Wickliffe is undergoing some renovation this year – between that and COVID-19, they were unable to host The FEST. We are taking it one year at a time and will make a decision about future years after 2021!

Is The FEST @Home free? Do I need a ticket?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

No tickets are needed if you tune into The FEST 2021 virtually! You can enjoy The FEST @Home on our website and our Facebook page on FEST day!

Will the entire in-person event be live streamed or just the band’s performances?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

We will video stream the mainstage and there will be opportunities to interact with other aspects of the event on the website.

Will there be craft kits online again for kids this year?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

Yes! FEST @Home Craft Kits will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Will there be new content for The FEST @Home or will it be similar to last year’s?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

Yes! The FEST @Home will bring new speakers and activities for you to enjoy! We’re currently in the process of updating our @Home series, so stay tuned! If you have any suggestions for speakers, or would like to be one, please send us an email.

How can you watch The FEST@Home?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

We invite you to visit our website TheFEST.us and tune-in to our Facebook page on FEST day!

Will there be FEST@Home Watch Parties?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

That’s up to you! We strongly encourage you, if you aren’t comfortable attending in-person, to gather your friends and family and host a watch party.

Will there be a FEST 2021?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

Absolutely, there will be a FEST 2021! This year, we will have BOTH an in-person and virtual event. We are looking forward to seeing you in-person, or virtually, on Sunday, August 8th!

Which bands are performing?2021-06-14T22:07:57-04:00

We have four bands lined up to perform for The FEST 2021 – We Are Messengers (1:30 PM), Tauren Wells (3:00 PM), Danny Gokey (4:30 PM), and for King & Country (6:15 PM). The bands will perform LIVE at The FEST, and will also be live-streamed for our @Home viewers! Click here for more information regarding the bands.

Where is The FEST and what time will it begin?2021-06-14T22:07:57-04:00

The FEST is moving venues! The FEST 2021 will be held at Brookside Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. The address is 3900 John Nagy Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44144. The gates will open at 10:00 AM, while the music and activities will kick-off the day at 12:00 PM (Noon).

Is there a price for admission?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Admission to The FEST 2021 will require the purchase of a $10 ticket. This is to control the number of attendees in order to keep everyone safe and comfortable. You can purchase your tickets by clicking here. Each ticket comes with a FREE Marc’s bag as soon as you enter The FEST Grounds!

What ages need to have a ticket?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Tickets are required for those who are 6 years of age or older. Those who are 5 years of age or younger are FREE as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

How do my admission tickets work?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Once you have purchased your tickets, be sure to keep them in a safe place! When placing your order, you can opt to have them sent to your email or have us mail them to you. On FEST day, you can bring a printed copy, or present the QR code on your mobile device, which will be scanned at the admission gate. If you purchased a parking pass, one of our parking attendants will scan it as you enter the parking lot.

Is there a way to apply for free admission?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

Absolutely! If you find yourself in a financial hardship and are unable to purchase tickets, The FEST In-Need Fund is there for you! For more information, please click here.

I ran into an issue with my order, who can I contact?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

We’re sorry you are experiencing an issue, we would be more than happy to help! If you could complete an Order Issue Request Form, a member from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Is there a way to volunteer this year?2021-07-08T13:57:27-04:00

Absolutely! We are always looking for help before, during, and after FEST Day. You can sign-up to volunteer HERE!

Will volunteers need to pay for their ticket?2021-06-14T22:07:56-04:00

We’ll provide volunteers with a code for a ticket after they have registered and been screened to volunteer. More details on this will be made available in mid-June.

Is the event handicap or wheelchair accessible?2021-07-30T11:32:27-04:00

Yes! We will have free, on-site handicap parking for those with a handicap sticker or placard. The FEST Grounds will be on the grass, so plan accordingly! Wheelchairs and accessibility scooters are permitted, but any other type is not.

Is my order returnable or refundable?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

All sales are final, there are no returns or refunds available. If you do run into an issue with your order, please complete an Order Issue Request Form.

How will parking work this year?2021-07-16T15:07:43-04:00

We have FREE off-site, shuttle bus parking to The FEST Grounds from the old American Greetings parking lot (currently a Medical Mutual facility) located at 1 American Road, Cleveland, OH 44144 – a video detailing the details will be released soon! Advanced sales for parking passes have reached capacity and are sold out. Handicap parking is available on-site for no additional fee with a handicap placard.

Will the Marc’s Moms’ Tent, Man Cave, food/drink vendors, contests/giveaways, and more be back?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

The Marc’s Moms’ Tent and Man Cave will be back! They both will look a bit different this year. Instead of the traditional moms bags, we will have larger giveaways and enter-to-win type prizes. Stay tuned and watch for more details. We will have many of the same vendors, food and drinks as past years!

Will we have to wear masks, socially distance, and/or be vaccinated to attend?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

Following the best advice and guidance from the CDC, as of June 2, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask while outdoors. However, we will not require masks, social distancing, or vaccinations.

Is there a limit on how many people can attend this year?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

Yes, this year we are limiting capacity to 15,000 people in-person.

Will there be an outdoor Mass?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

Yes! We will end the day with Mass as we always do. Those who have purchased an admission ticket are invited to stay through the end of the day. If you will not be joining us during the day for The FEST and are interested in attending Mass only, please click here.

Will there be fireworks?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

Because of the location, we will not be having the full fireworks show as we typically do, but we’ll have some great alternatives!

What is permitted and is not permitted to bring?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

You are permitted to bring the following items: lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, coolers, hand-held umbrellas, small shade tents (must be under 4′ tall) and service animals.

You are NOT permitted to bring the following items: alcohol, glass bottles, canopies/tents (nothing over 4′ tall) and pets.

Why did the location change and is it permanent?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

Our home at the Seminary in Wickliffe is undergoing some renovation this year – between that and COVID-19, they were unable to host The FEST. We are taking it one year at a time and will make a decision about future years after 2021!

Will there be a FEST 2021?2021-06-14T22:07:55-04:00

Absolutely, there will be a FEST 2021! This year, we will have BOTH an in-person and virtual event. We are looking forward to seeing you in-person, or virtually, on Sunday, August 8th!

Which bands are performing?2021-06-14T22:07:57-04:00

We have four bands lined up to perform for The FEST 2021 – We Are Messengers (1:30 PM), Tauren Wells (3:00 PM), Danny Gokey (4:30 PM), and for King & Country (6:15 PM). The bands will perform LIVE at The FEST, and will also be live-streamed for our @Home viewers! Click here for more information regarding the bands.

Is The FEST @Home free? Do I need a ticket?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

No tickets are needed if you tune into The FEST 2021 virtually! You can enjoy The FEST @Home on our website and our Facebook page on FEST day!

Will the entire in-person event be live streamed or just the band’s performances?2021-06-14T22:07:54-04:00

We will video stream the mainstage and there will be opportunities to interact with other aspects of the event on the website.

Will there be craft kits online again for kids this year?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

Yes! FEST @Home Craft Kits will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Will there be new content for The FEST @Home or will it be similar to last year’s?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

Yes! The FEST @Home will bring new speakers and activities for you to enjoy! We’re currently in the process of updating our @Home series, so stay tuned! If you have any suggestions for speakers, or would like to be one, please send us an email.

How can you watch The FEST@Home?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

We invite you to visit our website TheFEST.us and tune-in to our Facebook page on FEST day!

Will there be FEST@Home Watch Parties?2021-06-14T22:07:53-04:00

That’s up to you! We strongly encourage you, if you aren’t comfortable attending in-person, to gather your friends and family and host a watch party.

We will continue to update this page so keep checking back for updates, or let us know if you have any questions that are not answered. Submit those questions here!

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