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FAQ

  • What are the hours of the festival?
    Thursday, September 21, 2023 – [Ticketed event: Farm to Table Dinner, 5 to 9 p.m.] Friday, September 22, 2023 – 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023 – [7 a.m. 5K race] 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit our full schedule for details.
  • Is there admission to attend the festival?
    No. It is free to attend the festival!
  • What happens if it rains?
    The Festival will take place rain or shine, but make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    Yes, but please make sure they are leashed (6-feet or less), well-behaved in large group settings, and that you pick up after them. Please refrain from bringing your dog within the main tent and/or vendor area.
  • Is this event wheel-chair accessible?
    Yes. The festival grounds are wheel-chair accessible. Handicap/accessible parking will be available near the intersection of Anthony Street and Main Street, just outside of Spartan Pizza.
  • Will there be a persons with disabilities priority time slot for the carnival?
    Yes. From 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023, priority will be given to persons with disabilities.
  • Will there be bathrooms available?
    Indoor bathrooms will be available during regular business hours at E.D. Locke Public Library and the McFarland Municipal Center. Portable toilets and handwashing stations will be available on festival grounds.
  • I'd like to volunteer for the festival. How can I get involved?
    We're always looking for volunteers to help throughout the year of planning as well as the weekend of the festival. Please visit our a SignUp Genius form to get involved. Questions? Contact us: mcfarlandfestival@gmail.com.
  • Where can I park my vehicle?
    Street parking will be available on most side streets all around the festival grounds, though we highly encourage those who are able to walk or bike! The Lutheran church, United Church of Christ, as well as the elementary school (CEPS) are great options as well. Handicap/accessible parking will be available near the intersection of Anthony Street and Main Street, just outside of Spartan Pizza.
  • Is there going to be a wristband promotion for the carnival?
    Yes! Wristband promotions will take place during the follow time frames: Friday, September 22nd – 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 23rd – Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 24th – Noon to 3 p.m. During the promotion, a $20 wristband entitles you to unlimited rides. Additional carnival information can be found on our schedule page.
  • How can I sign up to be in the parade?
    Visit our 2023 Parade Entry Form which is listed under the main tab, 'Festival Info.' The McFarland Community Festival parade will take place on Sunday, September 24th starting at 11 a.m. The parade entry is free of charge, but in order to be considered to participate, please submit entry form by September 14, 2023. Please note that this year's parade will not be in conjunction with the Homecoming Parade.
  • Where can I register to be a part of the Vendor Fair?
    The '2023 Vendor Fair Entry Form' has closed. Come closer to the 2024 festival, you will find the form listed under the main tab, 'Festival Info.' The McFarland Community Festival vendor fair will be open Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the old Fire Dept. garages at the Municipal Center. Make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and notices!
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