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A: Tabfest attendees are encouraged to collect aluminum can tabs year round so that they can bring them to Tabfest for donation.
Talk about little things adding up. The tab of a standard soda can is made of a high-quality, high-grade aluminum. By itself, it doesn’t mean much. When collected, pop tabs can add up to a valuable donation to Tabfest. And that means a lot.
Though the whole aluminum can is valuable, the tab is made of a more pure form of aluminum. So when that little tab is turned in for scrap metal, it can make a big impact on Tabfest fundraising. It’s smaller and cleaner than collecting whole cans, so it’s easier for Tabfest to handle the large volume it receives. Plus, it’s convenient, ecologically friendly, and does not compete with other can recycling programs.
But...we recycle the cans at Tabfest, too. Just because. But we're not going to call it Canfest. That would be silly.
A: Fires are permitted in fire rings. Please abide by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources policies for transporting firewood from county to county (don't). Please purchase your firewood in Mercer County.
A: Children under 12 years of age are admitted for free with a paid adult.
Q: Are all festivals held at the Mendon Speedway hosted by the Harmony for Ohio Foundation and Tabfest?
A: Accept No Substitutes! There is only one Tabfest. Tabfest is a non-profit, charity event hosted once a year by the Harmony for Ohio Foundation. Other, for-profit events hosted at the same venue are not connected or affiliated with Tabfest. The Tabfest vibe - which involves great music, great atmosphere and the joy of helping others in the community – can only be found at Tabfest.
A: Regretfully 2007’s edition of Tabfest marked the first year that we were unable to host dogs at our event. For the past ten years Tabfest had proudly been one of the last festivals in the region to maintain a policy of hosting friendly dogs and responsible owners.
Due to the growing insurance liability and associated costs, we must regretfully enact a "no dog" policy for Tabfest beginning with 2007.
Know that many of the directors of the Harmony for Ohio Foundation/Tabfest along with our volunteer staff are dog owners who annually enjoyed Tabfest with their canine friends. We are extremely sad and disappointed that we will not be able to bring our dogs to the event as well.
Below are a few of multiple kennels that are local to Tabfest. We encourage dog owners to contact a kennel to make plans to enjoy Tabfest knowing that your dog is being cared for.
Celina Pet Center
7121 Havemann Road
Celina, OH 45822-9354
Phone: (419) 586-8688
Perfect Paws Pet Grooming Boarding & Supplies
5485 State Route 29
Celina, OH 45822-9210
Phone: (419) 586-8873
St. Marys Veterinary Clinic
1225 Greenville Road
St. Marys, OH 45885
Phone: (419) 394-7866
Lakeview Animal Hospital
8247 State Route 703
Celina, OH 45822
Hi and welcome to Tabfest. We hope you have a great time this weekend. To ensure all attendees’ fun and safety, we have provided a few Tabfest ground rules. Failure to abide by these ground rules will result in immediate expulsion from the Mendon Speedway.
- No underage drinking is permitted at Tabfest.
- If you drink, plan on camping.
- No drugs, fireworks, firearms or any other illegal equipment or paraphernalia are permitted on the grounds.
- No dogs. Dogs must be left at home or taken to a kennel. People with dogs will be given information for the nearest kennel, and will not be permitted on the grounds with a dog.
- No climbing trees or wandering outside of the Mendon Speedway grounds.
- No glass bottles (it's TABfest...TABS!!)
- No fighting.
- No food or merchandise vending unless by a registered Tabfest vendor.
- No video or audio recording of musical acts unless permission has been arranged through appropriate band and Tabfest.
- No cars or unapproved vehicles in the woods.
- No littering.
- No climbing on performance stage.
- No re-admission without a ticketed wristband.
- No loud stereos at Tabfest.
Please be responsible on the grounds, and please be respectful of other Tabfest attendees. We would like to continue to provide this festival for many, many years, and we need your commitment and responsible support to help our cause.
Have a great time! Should you have any questions or comments, please seek out a Tabfest representative wearing a STAFF t-shirt.
Thanks again for attending. We hope you have a fantastic time.
The Tabfest Family.
Tabfest organizers are not responsible for items damaged, lost or stolen while at this event. While all measures have been taken to ensure a safe, fun weekend, visitors enter this venue at their own risk.
Tabfest attendees voluntarily assume all risks and dangers incidental to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the same, including without limitation injury, death, etc. and attendee agrees that the facility, promoter, organization, agents, contractors, participants, and/or related persons are not responsible for any injuries, expenses, claims or liabilities resulting from or related to such causes.
Q: I heard that if I collect one gallon of aluminum can tabs, that I get into Tabfest for free. Is that true?
A: While we wish we could offer that sort of an exchange program to all of our attendees, we unfortunately cannot. The Harmony for Ohio Foundation (who produces Tabfest) is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Our mission is to RAISE FUNDS through musical performances for the direct support of Ohio-based, not-for-profit organizations whose programs provide comfort and care to children and families in need.
So we are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for the generous tab contributions that we receive every year. But we also rely on ticket sales to Tabfest so that we are able to make monetary contributions to our charities.
That being said, the Harmony for Ohio Foundation is pleased to feature our Annual Tab Collection Contest as a small way to recognize the tab recycling efforts of our dedicated attendees.
Think you (or your group) have collected more tabs over the past year than anyone else? Well prove it! Simply drop off your tabs at the TabMart Collection Checkpoint, and our courteous staff will weigh them and record your donation's weight.
The top three donations (by weight) will be recognized with an on-stage mention and will be rewarded with goodies.
Nope. Camping and parking are included in your ticket price. Note that there is a fee for Thursday night Early Bird Camping...you pay at the gate.