2024 Oregon MidWinter Festival

2024 Mid-Winter Youth Activities

Youth Scholarships

The Oregon State Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs (OFSRDC) has youth scholarships available for youth who would like to attend state sponsored activities such as Mid-Winter but may not be able to due to the expense. Please contact Karyn Buchheit if you have a youth dancer who needs financial assistance at buchheitfarmkm@gmail.com

General Information

The Youth Activity Table is located in the Mainstream Hall next to the Adventure Dance Area. Youth ribbons will be available as well as any information you need as a youth dancer at Mid-Winter. The fairgrounds has asked that there be a "No bare feet" rule due to liability issues.


An Extra Adventure!!! Our main Friday night youth activity is a trip to Abby’s Pizza for some fun activities that includes dancing to the calling of ??? (caller TBD) and pizza!. Dancers will have the opportunity to earn some fun badges!

We will gather in the main entry at 8:00 pm and will ride trolly/carpool to Abby’s. We arrive for our adventure at 8:15 pm and will be back at the fair grounds by 10:30 pm. Cost—$ 8.00 per person ($1.00 discount if paid by 6:00 pm). You can sign up and pay at the youth table after 4:00 pm on Friday (we will keep track of who has paid). We would like an idea of numbers before the evening events start. If you need gluten free - please let us know when you sign up and pay so that we can make sure that we get a pizza you can eat.

There will be signed permission forms required for youth to participate in Friday night activity. Forms can be requested ahead of time by contacting a youth committee member or they can be filled out and signed by parents/guardians at the youth table on Friday. The forms are also available on the Mid-Winter website. Please be aware that we can’t allow youth to attend this event without this form being filled out.


Badge Spotter. This starts at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. Check out the full rules and pick up a game card at the youth table. Search through Mid-Winter halls to find badges from clubs, council, festivals. When you find a badge, ask the person wearing it to initial your card. When you finish with your card, make sure your name is on it and drop it in the box on the youth table. There will be a drawing at 6:00 pm for prizes.

Additional activity for today. There is a puzzle page at the youth table. Pick one up, fill it out and put your name on it. Then drop it in the box on the youth table for an additional entry into the prize drawing.

Adventure Continued - Saturday Night After Party. The after party starts at 10:00 pm in the new dancers hall. We have lots of fun planned. Caller to be announced.


Free outfit from the Resales Sunday at 9:00 am - 10:30 am on Sunday morning. All youth dancers 19 and under can pick out a free outfit from the clothing resales at that time. Please note that this is ONLY on Sunday morning and the youth dancer must be present to select their outfit. Resale Clothing will not give outfits early or allow any pre-selection or saving of outfits.

Download the 2024 Youth Booklet by clicking here!