80s Fest FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions...
AGES: Friday- all ages are welcome but it's a bar atmosphere so it may not be suitable for all ages. 17 & under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 12 and under are free with an adult. Saturday is 21 & over only.
TICKETS: Tickets will go on sale on the TICKETS tab of this website starting February 15th.
WEATHER: The event is held in a large pavilion with garage doors all around. There is heat if needed and doors all around can be raised if needed.
PARKING: Parking is free.
BEST DRESSED CONTEST: You must register at the Mix 106.3 radio station booth (next to the DJ) for this contest at least a half hour before the contest starts.
Why we do it....
We started this festival in 2005 in memory of our mom, Jill Zehnder, who 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 and to raise money for people dealing with the hardships that come with cancer; to give hope and relief to those fighting cancer. We donate to hospice care, children and adult bereavement facilities, wig banks, living expenses during treatment, chemo care bags at our local cancer center, pre-hab programs, research and many other cancer-related causes. Together we have made a difference in so many people’s lives, and that is why we keep it going. Over the years, 80s Fest has become quite the party that thousands of people look forward to and plan for months in advance. Jeanna Rogner, the youngest of Jill’s daughters, heads the operation along with her sisters, Jodi Reinert and Juli Cleary, and cousins Shelley VanWormer and Cameron Sanborn. Join us for a meaningful and totally gnarly festival!