Register for 2024

There are 72 steps in the stairway between the dining hall and the ridge at Gaea.

(photo: Cim Roesener)

It’s a pleasure to announce that we intend to move forward with a physical meeting of our community in 2024. There are several ways you can register, and we offer some specials for those who register early, and for those who have never attended Festival before.

We strongly recommend that you register for festival early, and we earnestly request  that you do so online using the link below. This will help us better plan for festival.

COVID-19 Information

You can find information about how COVID-19 will impact MMF here.

Information for first time attendees

Meals and camping fees are included in registration costs.There is a 3-day minimum registration required for first time attendees, as we believe it takes at least that long to “get/understand” Festival. Day passes are not available to first-time attendees. First time attendees will receive a $25 discount regardless of when they register. Mark/calculate it on your registration form to receive the discount.

Please read the FAQs, and contact us if you have any questions.

When to Register

We encourage everyone to register as early as possible, as it helps us plan appropriately.

Early registration is open until August 15th, with discounted fees. During early registration, $100 covers your first 3 day’s attendance; additional days are $25 each.  After early registration ends on August 15th, pre-registration remains open and the cost increases to $120 for 3 nights, with additional nights remaining $25 each. Pre-registration ends on September 9th. Please note that you do not have to remit payment at the time of pre-registration. You can pay now, later, or when you get to festival.

Those who do not register by September 9th are still very welcome, but will need to register in person at the event gate when they arrive at Festival. The gate is manned starting at noon on the first Tuesday of Festival, and each day after through and including Saturday, generally 8:30 am – 8:00 pm. The gate is not manned Sunday through end of Festival. If you expect to arrive during a time that the gate is not manned, please pre-register so that you can get the combination to the gate lock.

While it is not required to pay at the time you register, it is strongly requested that you do pay prior to your arrival. The processing of payments during festival takes a lot of time and effort. Your paying ahead of time will allow the On-Site Registrar, Treasurer, and Gatekeeper more time to enjoy festival, and less time tending to administrative duties. Furthermore, early payment is appreciated as it helps us pay for provisions.

Day Passes

Day passes are available for previous attendees for $40 per day. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for those previous attendees requesting a day pass.

National sex offender registry check

Starting in 2024, Earth Rising (Gaea Retreat Center) includes in its contracts with all groups (including Midwest Men’s Festival) the requirement that all attendees at Camp Gaea must be checked against the national sex offender database. Anyone appearing in that database as reported by is not allowed at Gaea Retreat Center.

How to Register

We’re pleased to offer a method to register online. Online registration is highly recommended and we hope you’ll take advantage of it!
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Offline Registration

We really prefer you to use the online registration form. Please try that first.

If for some reason the online form is not working for you, you may register offline by doing the following:

Download the registration form in your preferred format here:
(Microsoft Word document)

Either print, fill out, and return to the registration address below, or complete electronically and email to the registrar.

snail mail:

MMF Registration
c/o David Bates
21 N. Old Orchard Ave #401
Webster Groves, Mo. 63119

email: [email protected]



Those who prefer electronic payment may select “PAY VIA PAYPAL” on the registration form; an invoice will be sent to your email address. Alternatively, personal checks and money orders can be mailed to the registration address below.

MMF Registration
c/o David Bates
21 N. Old Orchard Ave #401
Webster Groves, MO 63119