HOW TO REGISTER
In person: T&P Depot, 1101 N. 1st St., Abilene, TX 79601.
Open weekdays 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m., 1–5 p.m.
By phone: (325) 677-1161
Online: www.abilenecalf.com (closed; must register in person at this time)
Registration opens: Feb. 1, 2017
Online registration closes: 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 7
In-person registration: Open until end of festival
Half-price registration: Begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10
FESTIVAL PASS PRICES
Children 2 and under free.
After 2 pm Saturday: Ages 13 and up $7; ages 3-12 $5
Discount prices available for nonprofit groups of 10 or more that attend Group Day on Thursday, June 8. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who needs to wear a pass? Everyone except children age 2 and under, who are free.
Will my free child age 2 and under receive a lanyard and buttons? No
Do adults need to wear a pass? Yes
Can I get a refund? No. But you may give away or sell your tickets.
How do you earn buttons? By attending the dramatic readings and some of the other activities. There are 12 buttons that can be earned this year. Buttons are given as you leave the event. You must be wearing your pass to receive a button. Only one button per venue please, even if you have visited it more than once.
Are strollers allowed? Some venues may request that you park your stroller outside or in a particular area because of limited indoor space. Please secure your valuables. The festival is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please dispose of food and drinks before entering venues.
Are all the venues handicap accessible? Yes.
Is there an extra cost to attend the workshops? Yes. And they all have different age restrictions. Please see the Event Details page for more information.
How is the illustrator featured each year chosen? The CALF celebrates the artist on exhibit each summer at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. The NCCIL has a committee that chooses the artists based on several criteria, including awards won, the availability of the art, if the artist has produced a sufficient number of books from which to choose in mounting an exhibit.