Zimfest 2016 Archive

Festival Costs


Registration Fee $12 per person Required when signing up for workshops, housing or meals. This fee is waived for Zimfest Association members, those only buying concert tickets or those only signing up for volunteer shifts.

July 25, 2016, is the last date to register online for housing and meals.


Most Workshops $15.00 per hour
Presentations $7.50 per hour

Meals (at Valsetz Food Court)

Zimfest participants staying in the dorms must purchase meals from WOU dining services.
All-meal plan $89 (11 meals: Thursday dinner through Monday breakfast)
OR choose the meals you want.

Individual Meal Prices

Pre-purchased meal prices are the same as onsite cash prices.

Breakfast $6.75
Lunch $8.00
Dinner $9.50


All Zimfest participants renting WOU rooms will be housed in Ackerman and Butler Halls. Per WOU housing policy, no more than two people may stay in a double room, and only one in a single.
All prices are per room, per night, and all rooms will have linens supplied.

You must sign up and pay for your housing ahead of time through online registration; there will be no WOU rooms available to rent onsite.

Ackerman Hall

Traditional residence hall rooms with shared community bathrooms.

Room Type Cost
Ackerman Single $40.00
Ackerman Double $54.00

Butler Hall

One- or two-person suites with outside entrances, private bathrooms, kitchenettes and shared sleeping areas.

Suite Type Cost
Butler Single w/kitchenette $55.00
Butler Double w/kitchenette $88.00

Lost Key/Fob Charges: The fee for failing to turn in (or losing) a room key and fob is $75.00 for Ackerman Hall and $50 for Butler Hall! Please remember to turn in your key and fob upon departure. Do not leave them in the rooms!

Family Discount on Housing

If your family (at least one parent with two or more children below the age of 12) wishes to request a family housing discount, please contact us at before you register and pay for housing, so that we can determine your eligibility and enter up to 20% discount off your housing costs.

Tent and RV Camping

The charge for either tent or RV camping is $10 per night (per tent or RV).
All tents and recreational vehicles must display their registration number prominently.

Afternoon Concerts

Afternoon concerts are free! No tickets are needed; just show up. Enjoy the African Marketplace too.

Evening Concert Tickets (Ages 0-5 free)

General Ages 6-12
Friday, Saturday or Sunday Evening; prepaid $18.00 $9.00
Friday, Saturday or Sunday Evening; at the door $20.00 $10.00
Three-evening concert package; prepaid $50.00* $25.00*
Daytime Performer:
Ticket for choice of one evening concert
Free* Free*
Evening Performer:
Ticket for night of performance
Free* Free*
* Price adjusted when selections are saved

You may purchase tickets in advance along with your online registration, or you may buy them at the door. All tickets at the door are one price, regardless of performer status. Everyone must have a ticket to enter an evening concert.