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About

Fringe Festivals are a worldwide experimental performance art movement that originated in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947.

Milton, Pennsylvania, is hosting its first annual Fringe Festival from Friday, October 11th to Saturday, October 12th, 2019, celebrating the diverse talent of local and international boundary-breaking artists. Ticketed evening performances showcase world-renowned drag, burlesque and vaudeville clowning, as well as a Sundance official selection film premiere. Daytime events include a rich slate of programming to encourage the exchange of diverse and thought-provoking ideas.

Attendees are encouraged to purchase a weekend pass, which guarantees entry to all Milton Fringe Festival events. Early Bird discounts are available until September 15th with code MFF19.

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Who’s planning the Fringe?

MFF is co-produced by Milton Art Bank, CommUnity Zone and Croteau Creative Strategies. Our generous sponsors include TAGG Magazine, POZ Magazine, TIME, and ACLUPA.


Do I need a ticket?

It depends on which events you’d like to attend. Tickets are required for our Friday and Saturday evening Main Stage events. All other events are free and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend buying a Weekend Pass, as this guarantees you entry at all events* and saves you money.

*Please arrive early, as seats will be forfeited 10 minutes before event start time.


is anyone welcome to attend?

Yes!…with some restrictions. Milton Fringe welcomes all types of people, young and old, local community members and those traveling from out of town. Please be aware that many events are 16+ or 18+ to enter, and all events with alcohol are 21+ to drink. You will be carded upon entry, so bring your ID.


Will there be vendors?

Yes! Check back soon as we roll out our list of vendors.


Are the events BYOB? What about smoking?

Please, no outside food or drink at any event. No smoking inside either venue.


Where should I park?

Parking is available on the street and in the Milton municipal parking lot.


How should I dress?

Festive attire is always encouraged, so dress up! 


Where do I check in?

Milton Art Bank is the on-site Information Hub for all events and performances, including check-in and ticketing. Once you buy your MFF tickets, please come by the Milton Art Bank to pick up your color coded bracelet: you will need this for entry to our ticketed evening performances. MAB is open Thursday through Saturday, from noon to 6pm. If you wait until the evening of the performance to get your wristband, note that MAB will be open until 15 minutes pre-showtime each night!


Where can i view a complete schedule?

View a chronological schedule of daytime and evening events on the Milton Fringe Festival Schedule page.

 

 

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Strengthening Community

MFF seeks to produce a holistic and engaging event where performers and attendees can come together and learn from each other, strengthen ties within the local community and engage in interesting conversations. All while experiencing fun and exciting performances by top-tier entertainers from around the world! 

 

Safe & Supportive

MFF wants to create a safe and supportive space where everyone can feel free to express their full and creative selves. Live your truth! It embraces diversity, inclusivity, respect, empowerment, education, expression, and the importance of visibility. 

 

Free, Open Access

MFF is a hybrid fringe festival consisting of free, open-access events and curated, ticketed performances. This structure mixes young and old, professional and up-and-coming, and fosters a truly inclusive creative environment where we all learn from each other. 

 

Local Impact

MFF believes art strengthens the local economy and encourages hometown pride:  Attendees at nonprofit arts events spend money with local merchants, a valuable source of revenue for small businesses; arts events have a positive and wide-ranging social impact, including higher civic engagement and a greater sense of community.