FAQ’s

What time does _____ start/end?

You can view the schedule for the entire weekend, including Marketplace start and end times, class start and end times, book signing, happy hour, and banquet by clicking on the “Schedule” link at the top of every page.

Where is CGFF located?

The CGFF is held at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, located at 402 East Scenic Drive in The Dalles, OR. The state-of-the-art , LEED certified facility offers a 10,000 square foot marketplace, multiple classrooms, expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge, and ample parking. Workshops will also take place next door on the Columbia Gorge Community College campus.

Click here for driving directions.

What time is my class?

Morning sessions run from 9:00am-12pm; afternoon sessions run from 1:30-4:30pm. Click here for the weekend’s full schedule of events.

Where is my class?

Inside your registration packet (see next FAQ) is an Event Map and your class tickets, which have the time and classroom location printed on them.

How do I get my class/banquet tickets?

Each attendee (class, banquet, or both) will need to pick up their Registration Packet prior to attending a class or the banquet. Registration Packets will be available at the Main Desk outside the Marketplace on Friday from 8am-7pm, Saturday from 8am-6pm, and Sunday from 8am-9am.

Is there food available onsite?

Yes! Class Act Cafe will be selling food inside the Marketplace. Class Act Cafe will also be open in their campus location (see map) on Friday for students who are taking classes Friday.

How can I find my class homework requirements?

All required class materials and homework are listed in each class’ description on the website.

What is the class/banquet cancellation policy?

Cancelled class registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per class) until September 30th, 2017. After September 30th,there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies). To request a refund or transfer of class registration please contact us. Materials fees are fully refundable.

Cancelled banquet registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per ticket) until September 30th, 2017. After September 30th,there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies).

Why am I not receiving your emails?

First, check your email client’s Spam/Junk folder. If you find our emails there, try adding “info – at – columbiagorgefiberstival – dot – com” to your Address Book to ensure delivery to your Inbox. For Gmail users, our emails often will end up in your Promotions tab. If you are unfamiliar with the Promotions tab and how it affects your email deliveries, read this article for more information. It also won’t hurt to add our email address to your Address Book, as well.

What are the fees?

Class fees are as follows:

  • 3 hour class: $80
  • 6 hour class: $160
  • Some classes also have materials fees – these will be included in the class price at checkout

There is no fee to attend the Marketplace, all are welcome!

How do I register for a class?

Registration for classes will open July of 2017. Classes run Friday morning (10/27/17) through Sunday morning (10/29/17) – there are no Sunday afternoon classes. You may browse class categories by each day; select the classes you would like, add them to your cart, and complete checkout. Please make sure you are not overlapping any classes, and that you match the skill requirement for any class you choose. You may only register for one seat in any given class, and checkout must be in the name of the class registrant. Payment may be completed through Paypal or by credit card.

After a class is full you may join the waiting list. We will contact those on the list on a first-come, first-serve basis in the event of a cancellation.

Do you have waitlists?

If a class (or the banquet) is full, you may click to join the waitlist. Enter your email address and your name will be added to the list. Any openings due to cancellations will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The topmost person on the waitlist will be notified of the vacancy and offered the seat. If payment is not fulfilled by that person we will contact the 2nd person on the list, and so on. If you have not been contacted a seat has not become available.

Why do the CGFF dates change?

Our amazing facility is a National Guard space, so we will always have to be flexible with our dates due to their scheduling. The CGFF will always be held mid-Fall, around the last weekend of October through the first weekend of November.