Zimfest 2019 Archive

Festival Costs


Registration Fee $15 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.


Most Workshops $17.50 per hour
Presentations $10.00 per hour

Meals (at Valsetz Food Court)

Meal Plan Prices

All Zimfest participants staying in the dorms must purchase meals from WOU dining services.
Those staying one or more nights must choose between the following plans:

  • All-Meal Plan ($94.50 adults; $71.50 children 11 years and younger) consists of 11 meals: Thursday dinner through Monday breakfast.
  • Two meals for each night (any combination of breakfast, lunch and/or dinner for each night you stay in the dorms)

Individual Meal Prices

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

  Adults (12+) Children (11-)
Breakfast $7.25 $5.25
Lunch $8.50 $6.50
Dinner $10.00 $7.75


All Zimfest participants renting WOU rooms will be housed in Ackerman and Butler Halls.

All prices are per room, per night, and all rooms will have linens supplied. WOU housing policy states that “the maximum number of guests in a room is not to exceed the number of beds placed in a room by University at the time of check-in.”

Ackerman Hall

Traditional residence hall rooms with shared community bathrooms.

Room Type Cost
Ackerman Single $42.00
Ackerman Double $58.00

Butler Hall

Two- or three-person suites with outside entrances, private bathrooms and shared sleeping areas. The two-person suites have a small kitchenette.

Suite Type Cost
Butler Double w/kitchenette $126.00
Butler Triple, no kitchenette $135.00

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 one or more children 11 years or younger) 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 Concerts

All evening concerts are inside in the Pacific Room of the Werner University Center. Please note that the 2019 Sunday evening concert will be free, by donation only. This is to allow all visiting Zimbabweans, including those holding the B-1 visitor’s visa,  to be able to perform in a concert free and open to the public as the visa requires. Please donate generously if you attend the Sunday evening concert!

Evening Concert Tickets (Ages 0-5 free)

Adult (12+) Ages 6-11
Friday or Saturday Evening; prepaid $18.00 $9.00
Friday or Saturday Evening; at the door $20.00 $10.00
Sunday Evening Free: recommended donation Prepaid $18.00 $9.00
Sunday Evening Free: recommended donation at the Door $20.00 $10.00
Evening Performer:
Admission for night of performance
Free Free
Daytime Performer:
Admission for choice of one evening concert
Free Free

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. Performers eligible for complimentary entrance must be listed on the band roster prior to the festival and may enter only one concert for free. Zimfest is grateful to all performers who opt to donate the cost of concert tickets rather than claim free admission.