Will there be a FEST 2020?
Yes! There will be a FEST 2020, but it will be entirely online or ‘virtual’ – from your home.
Will people gather in person for FEST 2020?
Safety is The FEST’s number 1 priority. With that in mind, the public will not gather in person on The FEST field this year.
Will the bands perform?
We have lined up 9 bands to perform online for The FEST @Home! Check out all of the bands!
for KING & COUNTRY, Danny Gokey, Tauren Wells and We Are Messengers have been incredibly gracious and understanding and have agreed to move their performances to FEST 2021, on Sunday, August 8th – Save the Date!
What will FEST 2020 look like since it is ‘all online’?
We will have national and local performers, entertainment, faith-based messaging, resources, ideas for crafts and activities, some great information from our sponsors and vendors as well as engaging videos from our partners on everything from faith to hair and nail care to beard care to dinner recipes for your family. And in true FEST fashion – we will have some surprises for you throughout FEST 2020!
How will The FEST@Home compare to previous years?
The FEST@Home will still include the crafts and activities, Moms Relaxation Station, Man Cave, messages from FEST artists that you know and love, and much, much more… Just from your home!
Why are you not having a regular FEST as usual?
We prayerfully considered the implications of gathering tens of thousands of people together, spoke with our safety partners and sponsors and concluded that the best thing we could do is to not gather in person, since it would be difficult to maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe.
Will there be a FEST next year?
Yes! Our current plan is to have a FEST 2021 as usual (save the date – Sunday, August 8, 2021), but we will continue to work with our safety partners and make good decisions that can ensure everyone’s health, safety and well-being. Watch for our updates throughout the summer and into next year for Winter and Spring concerts and programming.
What time will The FEST start?
Our live show begins at 3:00pm on The FEST “Main Stage” home page!
Will there be a raffle and how will it work?
There is a FEST Raffle with 20 prizes in our 20th year! Check out the prizes and grab a Raffle ticket. Thank you for your continued support and outpouring generosity!
How can you watch The FEST@Home?
Our Live Show will begin at 3pm on The FEST home page. We also be streaming to Facebook Live and YouTube Live! If you are connecting using your SmartTV, please use the YouTube app or a browser app. You can also use a HDMI cord from your laptop to stream to TV. We recommend testing before FEST day.
Is there a way to volunteer this year?
Volunteers will be needed to help assemble FEST craft kits, put together giveaways, host watch parties, and more! Contact Caitlin to get involved. caitlin@TheFEST.us
Will there still be moms bags?
Unfortunately, we were not able to get enough items to make a meaningful ‘physical’ moms bag to pass out. We do however, have a TON of great giveaways, baskets and digital coupons from all the same sponsors who make The FEST possible. Proctor & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Marc’s, Dole, Robinson Fresh, Cover Girl and more will all be giving away shopping sprees, gift cards, prize baskets and more on FEST day! Be sure to visit all of the sponsor pages! (PS – we will have AMAZING moms bags to giveaway in at FEST 2021!)
Will there be an outdoor Mass?
The FEST Mass will be an outdoor Mass streamed live. We are only able to have a limited amount of people to gather with us from The FEST, so it will be streamed live for everyone to enjoy!
Will there be fireworks?
Unfortunately, no there will not be fireworks this year.
Will there be FEST@Home Watch Parties?
Yes! We would love people to host watch parties and have been in contact with some parishes near you! Check out the details here.
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!