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Murray Fest Midwest
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
Webster City, IA

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Join us in Central Iowa for a weekend of learning and community! Tickets sold in advance only — buy your tickets now to reserve your seat at the Midwest’s premier homesteading, gardening, and poultry festival. See below for ticket options, and common frequently asked questions.

VIP PASS

—  ONLY 400 VIP PASSES AVAILABLE —

  • Exclusive tour of Murray McMurray HatcheryScheduled tour includes shuttle to and from the Hatchery from the festival.
  • Priority entrance to the Chick Sale on Monday, July 1st.
  • Entrance to the VIP Speaker Q&A
  • VIP Onsite Parking included — One pass per family/household.
  • SWAG Bag with samples, coupons, offers, and more from our hosts, sponsors, and vendors.

  • Learn from poultry and homesteading experts across four stages over two days
  • Kick back and relax each evening with live entertainment, and food available from local food trucks and vendors.
  • Shop our Vendor Marketplace for a wide range of poultry and homesteading supplies, gifts, and demonstrations.
  • FREE reusable festival water bottle and access to complimentary water filling stations.

BUY TICKETS – $300

 

ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION

—  ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 14+ —

  • Learn from poultry and homesteading experts across four stages over two days
  • Kick back and relax each evening with live entertainment, and food available from local food trucks and vendors.
  • Shop our Vendor Marketplace for a wide range of poultry and homesteading supplies, gifts, and demonstrations.
  • FREE reusable festival water bottle and access to complimentary water filling stations.
  • FREE offsite parking with complimentary shuttle.
BUY TICKETS – $120
SAVE 50% WITH CODE: APRIL50

 

CHILDREN 13 & UNDER

— FREE —

  • Please reserve a ticket for each child 13 and under in your party. ALL attendees must have a ticket and a wrist band to enter.
  • Must be accompanied by an adult with a paid admission.

RESERVE FREE CHILD PASSES

 

PAID ONSITE PARKING

  • A limited number of paid onsite parking spots are available for purchase as an add-on to the Adult General Admission tickets on a first come first serve basis. Limit one per family/household. NO RV or overnight parking.

BUY PARKING PASS – $50

 

MURRAY FEST MIDWEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Murray Fest Midwest is a rain or shine event. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Murray McMurray Hatchery is not responsible for misplaced or lost tickets, or issues arising from the private resale of tickets.

Join us in Central Iowa for a weekend of learning and community! Tickets sold in advance only — buy your tickets now to reserve your seat at the Midwest’s premier homesteading, gardening, and poultry festival. See below for ticket options, and common frequently asked questions.

VIP PASS

—  ONLY 400 VIP PASSES AVAILABLE —

  • Exclusive tour of Murray McMurray HatcheryScheduled tour includes shuttle to and from the Hatchery from the festival.
  • Priority entrance to the Chick Sale on Monday, July 1st.
  • Entrance to the VIP Speaker Q&A
  • VIP Onsite Parking included — One pass per family/household.
  • SWAG Bag with samples, coupons, offers, and more from our hosts, sponsors, and vendors.

  • Learn from poultry and homesteading experts across four stages over two days
  • Kick back and relax each evening with live entertainment, and food available from local food trucks and vendors.
  • Shop our Vendor Marketplace for a wide range of poultry and homesteading supplies, gifts, and demonstrations.
  • FREE reusable festival water bottle and access to complimentary water filling stations.

BUY TICKETS – $300

 

PAID ONSITE PARKING

  • A limited number of paid onsite parking spots are available for purchase as an add-on to the Adult General Admission tickets on a first come first serve basis. Limit one per family/household. NO RV or overnight parking.

BUY PARKING PASS – $50

 

ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION

—  ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 14+ —

  • Learn from poultry and homesteading experts across four stages over two days
  • Kick back and relax each evening with live entertainment, and food available from local food trucks and vendors.
  • Shop our Vendor Marketplace for a wide range of poultry and homesteading supplies, gifts, and demonstrations.
  • FREE reusable festival water bottle and access to complimentary water filling stations.
  • FREE offsite parking with complimentary shuttle.
BUY TICKETS – $120
SAVE 50% WITH CODE: APRIL50

 

CHILDREN 13 & UNDER

— FREE —

  • Please reserve a ticket for each child 13 and under in your party. ALL attendees must have a ticket and a wrist band to enter.
  • Must be accompanied by an adult with a paid admission.

RESERVE FREE CHILD PASSES

 

MURRAY FEST MIDWEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Murray Fest Midwest is a rain or shine event. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Murray McMurray Hatchery is not responsible for misplaced or lost tickets, or issues arising from the private resale of tickets.

Join us in Central Iowa for a weekend of learning and community! Tickets sold in advance only — buy your tickets now to reserve your seat at the Midwest’s premier homesteading, gardening, and poultry festival. See below for ticket options, and common frequently asked questions.

ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION

—  ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 14+ —

  • Learn from poultry and homesteading experts across four stages over two days
  • Kick back and relax each evening with live entertainment, and food available from local food trucks and vendors.
  • Shop our Vendor Marketplace for a wide range of poultry and homesteading supplies, gifts, and demonstrations.
  • FREE reusable festival water bottle and access to complimentary water filling stations.
  • FREE offsite parking with complimentary shuttle.
BUY TICKETS – $120
SAVE 50% WITH CODE: APRIL50

 

 

VIP PASS

—  ONLY 400 VIP PASSES AVAILABLE —

  • Exclusive tour of Murray McMurray HatcheryScheduled tour includes shuttle to and from the Hatchery from the festival.
  • Priority entrance to the Chick Sale on Monday, July 1st.
  • Entrance to the VIP Speaker Q&A
  • VIP Onsite Parking included — One pass per family/household.
  • SWAG Bag with samples, coupons, offers, and more from our hosts, sponsors, and vendors.

  • Learn from poultry and homesteading experts across four stages over two days
  • Kick back and relax each evening with live entertainment, and food available from local food trucks and vendors.
  • Shop our Vendor Marketplace for a wide range of poultry and homesteading supplies, gifts, and demonstrations.
  • FREE reusable festival water bottle and access to complimentary water filling stations.

BUY TICKETS – $300

 

CHILDREN 13 & UNDER

— FREE —

  • Please reserve a ticket for each child 13 and under in your party. ALL attendees must have a ticket and a wrist band to enter.
  • Must be accompanied by an adult with a paid admission.

RESERVE FREE CHILD PASSES

 

PAID ONSITE PARKING

  • A limited number of paid onsite parking spots are available for purchase as an add-on to the Adult General Admission tickets on a first come first serve basis. Limit one per family/household. NO RV or overnight parking.

BUY PARKING PASS – $50

 

MURRAY FEST MIDWEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Murray Fest Midwest is a rain or shine event. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Murray McMurray Hatchery is not responsible for misplaced or lost tickets, or issues arising from the private resale of tickets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets
  • Choose from VIP (limited) and Adult General Admission tickets.
  • Children 13 and under are FREE (ticket required, must be accompanied by an adult with a paid admission.)
  • Wrist bands will be mailed out in advance of the event. Please ensure your address is accurate when purchasing tickets.
  • EACH attendee MUST have a wrist band to enter.
  • Each attendee/household will receive a packet prior to the event via mail. Packets will contain wrist bands, event information, and directions to their assigned parking location. Assigned parking locations are based on the ticket and/or parking pass purchase. 
VIP Passes
  • Murray Fest Midwest is offering a limited number of VIP tickets!
  • VIP passes include all items listed above, plus all items listed under General Admission.
  • VIP Passes include one premium onsite parking pass — Limit one per family/household.
Parking

 

  • Each attendee/household will receive a packet prior to the event via mail. Packets will contain wrist bands, event information, and directions to their assigned parking location. Assigned parking locations are based on the ticket and/or parking pass purchase. 
  • FREE offsite parking with shuttle is included with all Adult General Admission passes.
  • Limited paid onsite parking spots are available and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • VIP tickets include one onsite parking spot per family/household.
  • A limited number of disabled parking spots will be available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Murray Fest Midwest staff at murrayfest@mcmurrayhatchery.com for information and availability.

 

McMurray Hatchery VIP Tours

For the first time, McMurray Hatchery is offering a limited number of tours for VIP ticket holders. See below for important notes regarding the tours:

  • Biosecurity is of the utmost importance at McMurray Hatchery. To ensure a safe and clean environment at the hatchery, all visitors will be required to wear PPE such as shoe/boot coverings and disposable coveralls. All PPE will be provided by the hatchery. 
  • Tours tickets will not be sold separately, and are only available to VIP ticket holders.
  • Tour participants will receive detailed information — including tour times — via mail with their wristband and parking packet.
  • Tour visitors must follow all guidelines and remain with their assigned group at all times.
  • A shuttle will be available to transport tour participants to and from the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Parking is not available at the hatchery due to space limitations and biosecurity.
Chick Sale

McMurray Hatchery will be hosting a chick sale on Monday morning, July 1st. We will release more information on the chick sale, in the meantime see below for answers to some common questions: 

  • The Murray Fest Midwest chick sale is a first come, first served sale.
  • The chick sale will include a wide variety of breeds, however specific breeds cannot be reserved ahead of time or guaranteed.
  • Sorry, chicks from the sale cannot be shipped. The chick sale was was developed due to the Fourth of July holiday landing in the middle of the week, which affects our ability to ship chicks that week. If you are flying to the festival, we recommend placing your order as normal via our website. For those driving, chicks from the sale will be packed in our normal shipping boxes and will be fine to travel home with you in the car.
  • Payment for chicks can be made via cash or credit card.
Refunds

All tickets to Murray Fest Midwest are nonrefundable. Murray Fest Midwest is not responsible for reselling tickets, or for issues arising from the resale of tickets.

 

  • FREE offsite parking with shuttle is included with all Adult General Admission passes.
  • Limited paid onsite parking spots are available and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • VIP tickets include one onsite parking spot per family/household.
  • A limited number of disabled parking spots will be available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Murray Fest Midwest staff at info@murrayfestmidwest.com for information and availability.

 

Weather
  • Murray Fest Midwest will be held June 29-July 1, 2024 rain or shine.
  • Three of the four stages at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds will be held indoors in air-conditioned buildings.
  • Weather in Iowa can vary — sometimes by the hour! We recommend planning accordingly for all types of weather including heat and rain.

MURRAY FEST MIDWEST IS PRESENTED BY

Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Murray McMurray Hatchery
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Premier 1 Supplies
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by The Carolina Homestead Exchange
Murray Fest Midwest | Sponsors | Iowa Tourism Office
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Omlet
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Brinsea USA
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by the Webster City Chamber of Commerce

Grow your business by connecting with homesteaders, backyard chicken keepers! Learn more about becoming a sponsor or a vendor at Murray Fest Midwest.

Murray Fest Midwest paid for in part by the Iowa Tourism Office.

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