CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST 2018
Dedicated to the memory of LGBTQ Pioneer Edie Windsor
Women's FEST Presenting Sponsor Olivia Travel
Celebrating 28 years of serving the LGBT Community in Delaware, CAMP Rehoboth welcomes you to our 18th annual Women’s FEST in Rehoboth Beach. With our special guests, fun activities, first-rate national entertainment, and popular events, Women’s FEST continues to attract women from the entire mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Join us for Women’s FEST 2018.
Janis Ian to Headline Women’s FEST ‘18
The CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST team has announced legendary singer Janis Ian as Headliner for Women’s FEST 2018, April 12-15. Save the date!
Following the trend of expanding both FEST offerings and upping the celebrity quotient in recent years, 2018 is shaping up to be the most exciting year yet.
American singer-songwriter Janis Ian, who began her success as a teen in the 1960s and 70s with her most widely recognized song, "At Seventeen,” has been performing ever since. She’s a two-time Grammy Award winner, ten-time nominee, as well as a columnist, activist, and writer. Her autobiography Society’s Child, won a spoken word Grammy four years ago.
The FEST will, as in the past, host several more entertainers, golf and pickleball events, the giant Ladies 2000 Tea Dance (back in the Convention Center this year!), a book fair with well-known lesbian writers, the Craft Expo, the Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, a spectacular keynote address, and much more.
Presenting sponsor Olivia Travel has donated an amazing raffle item: a cruise from Venice to Greece and the Greek Isles! Win the trip for two, worth more than $9,000, with a $20 raffle ticket, or six tickets for $100 (only 600 tickets will be sold!). So save the date, April 12-15 for Janis Ian and the 18th CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST.
What's it All About?
Since its inception as a Women’s Conference and Weekend back in 2001, the CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST has become a bona fide spring tradition in Rehoboth Beach. Mix in some sensational entertainment, awesome workshops, and a whole lot of fun, and we’ve got one of the best women’s events on the East Coast—and its name! FEST is short for Fun, Entertainment, Spring, Tradition, and we’ve got all four in abundance! Be sure and watch these pages for the latest information about the next CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST.
Fun—You can’t get hundreds of women together and not have fun! From t-dances to exciting special events (educational and fun!), golf, pickleball, cornhole, great dining, and just time to hang out with old friends and new, Women’s FEST feels like a party.
Entertainment—From the start, organizers of Women’s FEST have been committed to bringing first class entertainment to Rehoboth Beach. Over the years, entertainers like Suzanne Westenhoefer, Chris Williamson, Vickie Shaw, Kate Clinton, Holly Near, Suede, Karen Williams, Sweet Baby J’ai, and Chely Wright have brought music and laughter to sold-out crowds at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, and other area venues.
Spring—Bridging the gap between winter and the Rehoboth high summer season, Women’s FEST is CAMP Rehoboth’s premier Springtime event, drawing participants from the entire mid-Atlantic region.
Tradition—After 18 years, Women’s FEST has become a Rehoboth Beach tradition. It continues to happen each year because so many CAMP Rehoboth volunteers are willing to step up and make this amazing four day event possible—and keep it fresh and filled with energy and new ideas. Don’t miss out, this is one tradition that never gets old!