Fests & Fairs

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Wanna submit a fest? Use this form or email alyssa [at] dodiy [dot] org with the following info:
- Name of fest
- City/state/province/country etc
- Website or primary social media URL (only 1 URL please)
- Month in which it usually occurs

Please mostly submit fests that repeat yearly. This is a big list & I wanna make it as easy as possible to keep it relevant & up to date. Thanks!
Page last updated: May 2023

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USA

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Name of fest City State Month
Sick and Disabled Fair *virtual* *virtual* June
Sluice Fest Huntsville AL August
Hot Water Hills Hot Springs AR September
Valley of the Vapors Hot Springs AR March
Phx Zine Fest Phoenix AZ September
Tucson Zine Fest Tucson AZ April
Orange County Zine Fest Anaheim CA September
Fresno Zine Fest Fresno CA October
Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market Los Angeles CA June
Los Angeles Zine Fest Los Angeles CA May
Tiny Tech Zine Fest (TTZ) Los Angeles CA ?
Bay Area Queer Zine Fest Oakland CA January
Dear Diary Zine Fest Oakland CA May
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest Oakland CA December
The Universe is Lit Oakland CA August
San Diego Zine Fest San Diego CA October
San Fernando Valley Zine Fest San Fernando Valley CA September
Mission Art & Comic Expo San Franciso CA May
SF Art Book Fair San Franciso CA July
SF Zine Fest San Franciso CA September
Zine Fest at Alley Art Festival Vista CA June
Compost Heap Music Festival Denver CO July
Denver Zine Fest Denver CO August
DC Zinefest Washington DC DC October
Orlando Zine Fest Orlando FL December
Tampa Zine Fest Tampa FL March
40 Fest Atlanta GA January
CAKE Chicago IL June
Chicago Zine Fest Chicago IL May
Gluestick Zine Fest Indianapolis IN September
RAD Fest Lafayette LA August
Creepy Fest New Orleans LA July
Worcester Punk Rock Flea Market Worcester MA Varies!
KC Zine Con Kansas City MO June
Couchfest Jackson MS July
Asheville Zine Fest Asheville NC June
Zine Machine Durham NC October
Bucketfest Willow Spring NC September
PRFM Trenton NJ September
ABQ Zine Fest Albuquerque NM October
GEM Fest Glens Falls NY July
Ithaca Book & Zine Fair Ithaca NY May
Anarchist Book Fair New York City NY September
New York Queer Zine Fair New York City NY September
Punk Island New York City NY June
Zine Fest NYC New York City NY Varies!
Nipperfest Music and Arts Festival Schenectady NY July
Portland Zine Symposium Portland OR September
Lancaster Zine Fest Lancaster PA April
Philly Queer Zine Fest Philadelphia PA June
Philly Zine Fest Philadelphia PA November
Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest Scranton PA July
Yee Haw Tangle Fest Eastover SC September
Synesthesia Music & Arts Festival Sturgis SD September
Muddy Roots Music Festival Cookeville TN August
Boro Fondo Festival Murfreesboro TN September
Nashville Punk Rock Flea Market Nashville TN Varies!
Lone Star Zine Fest Austin TX October
Chill Sounds & Breakdowns Fort Worth TX ?
Grid Zine Fest Salt Lake City UT May
Holy Shit Fest Richmond VA April
Macrock Harrisonburg VA April
Olympia Zine Fest Olympia WA September
Oly Punk Rock Flea Market Olympia WA Varies!
Punk Rock Flea Market Seattle Seattle WA Varies!
Punk Rock Flea Market Seattle Tacoma WA Varies!
Short Run Comix & Arts Festival Seattle WA November
Punx In The Woods Wenatchee National Forest Reserve WA September
Glacier Valley Music Fest Cambria WI June
Madison Print & Resist Zinefest Madison WI April
ZINEmercado Varies! Varies! Varies!

Canada

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Name of fest City Province Month
East Town Get Down Calgary AB May
Femme Wave Calgary AB ?
Sled Island Calgary AB June
Edmonton Zine Fair Edmonton AB Varies!
FrogFest Rocky Mountain House AB June
Vancouver Art/Book Fair Vancouver BC October
Music Waste Vancouver BC June
Artswells Wells BC August
Prairie Comics Festival Winnipeg MB September
Real Love Summer Fest Winnipeg MB July
Rainbow Trout Music Festival St Malo MB August
SappyFest Sackville NB August
Anarchist Book Fair Montreal QC May
Pouzza Fest Montreal QC May
The Salt Shaker Festival Manitou Beach SK July
Sounds Like An Audio Festival Saskatoon SK October

Australia

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Name of fest City State Month
Festival of the Photocopier Melbourne VIC February

Bulgaria

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Name of fest City State Month
DIY Mayday Fest Sofia Sofia City May

Germany

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Name of fest City State Month
Queer Zinefest Berlin Berlin BE October

New Zealand

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Name of fest City Region Month
Tauranga Zinefest Tauranga Bay of Plenty October
Wellington Zine Fest Wellington Wellington May

Scotland

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Name of fest City Month
Glasgow Zine Fest Glasgow ?

Sweden

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Name of fest City Province Month
VXO Zine Fest Växjö Småland September