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The festival is a part of Rochesterfest and is Camp Victory’s fundraising event for camper scholarships that’s fun for the entire family!

Over 25 free and ticketed fun activities for the entire family, including inflatables, petting zoo, zip line, climbing wall laser tag, festival food, silent auction, and much more. At dusk, the best fireworks show in southern Minnesota. Large silent auction. Food and fun guaranteed!! Bring your family, friends, neighbors, grandparents, bring the whole neighborhood!!!!

Absolutely! The more the merrier! Bring the whole gang, the entire neighborhood, anyone and everyone you want! Anyone aged 15 or under going to the event will need to be accompanied in and around the festival area by a parent or responsible adult.

A fun filled afternoon & evening with Games – Silent Auction – Inflatables – Wagon Rides – Petting Zoo – Climbing Wall – Zipline – Big Boom Lift – Laser Tag and the BEST FIREWORKS show in southeast Minnesota!

Chairs/blanket for the fireworks if you want, we do have chairs and picnic tables. Strollers for infants and/or toddlers. Checkbook/wallet – for the silent auction and refreshments! The kids, family, neighbors, co-workers! (you’ll be a hero)

We have parking on the grounds at the festival. Most parking is within a short walk to the festival area. Extended parking (for larger attendance) is available near the entrance to camp and we will provide shuttles from the extended parking as needed. Handicap parking will be available.

Entry into the Festival is FREE! Tickets are $1 each and can be used to purchase food and for the ticket activities. A complete list of ticketed activities will be available at the ticket tables during the festival.

Pulled Pork Basket (pulled pork sandwich, chips, beans, cookie, drink)
Pulled Pork Sandwich only
Hot Dog Basket (hot dog in bun, chips, beans, cookie, drink)
Hot Dog only
Chips (Fritos, Doritos, Cheetos, Regular chips)
Funnel cakes
Strawberries and cream
Cotton candy
Pop – various (mix of Pepsi and Coke products)

No outside food or drink is allowed. The festival provides a great array of food selections at reasonable prices.

Yes, the festival is on a large level field. No steps are required to access the festival. Handicap parking is also available.

The festival will continue to operate as much as possible. If weather is bad enough for us to close the event, we will make that announcement. There will be no rain dates or rescheduling (including the fireworks) if the event is unable to open or has to shut down prematurely.

We suggest you bring lawn chairs/blanket for the concerts and for the fireworks if you want, we do have a small number of benches and picnic tables, but you may be more comfortable knowing you have a place to sit and something to sit on with your own blankets and chairs. We do have many picnic tables near the main food vending intended for eating and resting.

There will be port-a-johns available on the festival field. There are modern facilities located in the adjacent dining hall as well.

Yes. A First Aid station will be on site, clearly visible to the eye, and clearly marked on the festival guide.

The Zumbro River Community Festival does not offer or provide lodging on site. There are campgrounds available nearby as well as a huge selection of hotels in Rochester, MN.

Yes! We’d love to have you volunteer for a few hours – in fact, we’ll buy your dinner if you do! Please click HERE or call Lin Gentling at 507.843.2329 or email Lin at lingentling@campvictory.com

Most volunteer opportunities at the festival will require at least a 16 year old.

• All Ages Welcome
• Hats
• Lawn Chairs/blankets, towels
• Smiles
• Sun Block and chapstick
• Sunglasses
• Umbrellas (ONLY Hand-Held)
• Baby Strollers

• No Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
• No Personal Fireworks / Explosives
• No Knives / Weapons of any kind
• No Laser Pointers
• No Outside Food & Beverages
• No Pets (except Service Dogs)
• No Refunds / Exchanges / Cancellations
• No Tobacco Products
• No Alcohol Products
• No Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed.
• No Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc

Yes, lost and found will be at our Camp Victory/Information tent. We may announce certain items from the PA system if time allows. You can inquire with lost/found after the festival by emailing Lin Gentling at lingentling@campvictory.com

Funds raised from this event go to scholarships to benefit children from many organizations:

  • Friendship Place
  • Fernbrook
  • Recovery is Happening
  • Bolder Options
  • Y Mentors
  • Children’s Mental Health and Resource Center
  • Olmsted County Social Services
  • Wabasha County Youth Link Mentorship
  • Many other community organizations