Zimfest Costs

Registration Fee

$12 registration fee per participant when signing up for workshops, housing or meals.


Workshop prices vary, but are listed in the Workshop Search, and on each workshop's individual page.


$7/day Parking at OSU is required during Monday to Friday through August 12. No permit required for Saturday, August 13 onwards; including Monday August 15.
More Information: Parking.

Housing and Meals

Dormatory rooms available at McNary and Callahan halls.

Room OnlyRoom with Purchased Meal Plan
Single with Linen$38 per night$32 per night
Single with no Linen$32 per night$26 per night
Double with Linen$30 per person per night$24 per person per night
Double with no Linen$24 per person per night$18 per person per night
Children (Aged 4-10) with Linen$18 per person per night$12 per person per night
Children (Aged 4-10) with no Linen$12 per person per night$9 per person per night
Children (Aged 0-3)freefree

Room price is the same for any and all nights stayed. For example, you may purchase the "Weekend Meals Plan" and stay in the dorms Wednesday through Sunday nights, and pay the same nightly rate for each night. Due to fire regulations, only two participants may register for a double room.

Cafeteria meal plans are available for your convenience.

All Meals PlanLunch and Dinner PlanWeekend Meals Plan
Adult Total Costs$70$48$34
Children (Aged 4-10)$35$24$17
Children (Aged 0-3)freefreefree

All Meals Plan Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus Breakfast on Monday.
Lunch and Dinner Plan Includes: Lunch and Dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Weekend Meals Plan Includes: Saturday Breakfast through Sunday Lunch.

Zimbabwean Dinner, Thursday night

$12/person, $6/children aged 4-10, Children aged 0-3 are free. Special ticketed event for Thursday night is a rare Zimfest Zimbabwean Dinner!

Concert Tickets

Evening concerts will occur on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 12-14 from 7:00 PM to 12:30 AM at the LaSells Stewart Center.

GeneralAges 6-12Ages 0-5
Per Evening$15$7.50free
All 3 Evenings$40$20free
At the Door$17$8free
Daytime Performer, Per Evening$10$5free
Daytime Performer, All 3 Evenings$27$13.50free
Evening Performer, that nightfreefreefree
Evening Performer, additional nights$10$5free

All ticket prices are for advanced purchase. You may purchase tickets in advance along with your online registration; or you may buy them on site at the Registration Table. All tickets at the door are one price, regardless of performer status. Everyone must have a ticket to enter the concert.

Note: Thursday Evening Concert and Opening Ceremony is free.

More Information

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 2011@zimfest.org.