ZenFest cancelled for 2015

With sadness we must announce that ZenFest has been cancelled for 2015. We will be re-evaluating the festival to determine if we can make 2016 happen.

Despite our continued efforts we have been unable to bring ZenFest to be a profitable business model. Earth Rising Inc, the organization that runs the Gaea Retreat Center, has graciously offered to lower their rates to assist us. Even with a lowered rate, we do not feel we will be able to achieve the goal of a festival that can pay for itself.

We have tried several different models and patterns, ticket prices and presenter compensations, weekends of the year...without success.

We plan to take 2015 to reconsider the festival model for ZenFest and determine if this is an event that can work.

We sincerely thank everyone who has worked tirelessly with us to help this festival stay alive.

Here's to hoping we can figure it out for 2016!