Event Information and Event Coordinator emails will become hyper-linked once the details of the Festival have been confirmed. Please check back frequently for updates.
Events will continue to be added to this schedule. Please check back frequently for updates.
|Solon Festival at Orchard Middle School||December 18, 2022||Astrid Moise|
|FIRST® LEGO League Explore KSU College of Aeronautics & Engineering Expo||February 4, 2023||Liz Crawley|
|Dayton Festival||March 11-12, 2023||Megan Carroll|
|Loveland FLL Explore Festival||March 18, 2023||Christine Rasmussen|
|Mansfield FLL Explore Festival||April 27, 2023||Christina Dotson|
|Remote Festival||April 30, 2023||Megan Carroll|
Coaches, remember you MUST bring a printed copy of your Team Roster from your Dashboard to the Festivals you attend. Presenting your roster shows that all your team members have electronically signed the FIRST Consent and Release Form.
Q. Who can register for an official Ohio Festival?
A. Only FIRST® LEGO® League Explore teams that have registered for the current season may participate in official Ohio Festivals.
Q. What goes on during a Festival?
A. During a Festival volunteer Reviewers will visit each team for about 5-10 minutes to ask questions and learn about the team’s Show Me poster, LEGO model, and research. There is usually a team building activity for teams to do while waiting for their turn with the Reviewers. At Festivals that are held at venues also hosting a FIRST LEGO League Challenge tournament, the FIRST LEGO League Explore teams will often be escorted through the pits to see the FIRST LEGO League team’s robots at some point during the day. The Festival concludes with a High-Five Ceremony where all teams receive an award based on their strengths.
Q. How do I register for a Festival?
A. The registration process is handled individually by each Festival. Make sure and read the Festival description for details on how to register.
Q. How much does it cost to attend a Festival?
A. The team registration fee is determined individually by each Festival. Please read the Festival description for the team cost. The cost is always per team and not per student.
Q. How many Expos can my team attend?
A. Your teams is allowed to attend as many Festivals as you would like. You are also welcome to attend a Festival as a spectator, and events are free and open to the public.
Q. Where can I find details about each of the Festivals in Ohio?
A. All of the official Festival information, including event sizes, location, registration information, etc., will be housed on the top of this page. You will be able to click on the name of each event to get to information about that Festival. As the season progresses, more information related to each Festival will be posted for the convenience of teams and spectators. Check back to your event site frequently to find updates.
Q. Will there be other Festivals scheduled between now and the end of the season?
A. There is a possibility that more Festivals will be added between now and the end of the season, but it is not a guarantee. If you see an Festival you think your team would like to attend, register ASAP to reserve your spot. If you are unable to attend a Festival your team is still encouraged to host a family and friends night to share all your season’s hard work!