Festival Info

Why we do it....

Family is important to us all, so let’s get together to find a cure for a disease that has affected so many of us! Jill Zehnder passed away in 1999 at the age of 43 after a brief battle with cancer. As Jill’s family, we are determined to do our part in the battle with cancer. We donate the proceeds of this festival to give hope and relief to those fighting cancer, research, hospice care, children and adult bereavement facilities, wig banks, and many other cancer-related causes. Jeanna Rogner, the youngest of Jill’s daughters, heads the operation along with her sisters, Jodi Reinert and Juli Cleary, cousin Shelley VanWormer and husband Tim Rogner. Join us for a meaningful and totally gnarly festival!


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Frequently Asked Questions...

SHUTTLES: The FREE shuttles are yellow Frankenmuth School District buses and will be doing a constant loop between ALL Frankenmuth hotels (and Jellystone RV Park), ALL Birch Run hotels (and Pine Ridge RV) and the Festival. Please wait outside the main entrance of your hotel so they see you, or they may not stop! The shuttles will run starting a half hour before opening and until everyone is gone from the festival.


AGES: Friday- all ages are welcome but it's a bar atmosphere so it may not be suitable for all ages. Saturday is 21 & over only.


TICKETS: Tickets are for sale on the TICKETS tab of this website, starting in February. There are no other retail locations. Friday tickets will be available in advance and at the door. Saturday tickets are PRE-SALE ONLY. We will NOT be selling tickets at the door on Saturday.


BEST DRESSED CONTEST: You must register with MIX 106.3 personal for this contest 30 minutes before the contest starts so they have time to do the judging. Registration is located right next to the DJ booth and stage.


Bring back totally awesome memories by celebrating the music, trends and events of the 1980s. Peg your stonewashed jeans, tease your hair, and grab your friends... This is your chance to relive the 1980s! Outrageous Live Cover Bands, Best Dressed Contest, a huge display of 80s Memorabilia and Video Games, Breakdancing Show and much more. Hours are 6pm – Midnight both nights. Tickets are $15 each and will be available on the website until sold out. All ages are welcome on Friday but Saturday is 21 and over only. Parking is free. Be safe!- there will be shuttles running a constant loop between the festival and all hotels in Frankenmuth and Birch Run. Don't worry about the weather, it’s held indoor! Proceeds go to cancer-related causes.