Festival Info


Single Day Pass – $125.00

Full Weekend Pass – $250.00

Meal PAckage – $135.00

FinFest 2019 at Scuba Ranch

The festival and eco-conference will be held at Scuba Ranch at Clear Springs Scuba Park in Terrell, Texas – a suburb of Dallas. This private venue is a large rock quarry sitting on over 100 acres that has been turned into an amazing scuba park, complete with infrastructure to hold a large festival.  The lake is fed by a natural spring, with underwater attractions such as boats and airplanes, with floating docks to soak up the sun.  This outdoor venue provides a connection with nature, beautiful scenery, and an amazing atmosphere to enable the mermaid community to collaborate with the organizations that support the conservation of our Earth. Lodging options include plenty of room for tent camping, ten available slots for RV camping, and off-site hotel stay. 

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Your Stay at FinFest

We hope you will join us for camping overnight! Bring your tents and set up next to old or new friends. There will be trash and recycling bins throughout the park, portable bathroom access, and full restroom/shower facility at the front of the park. This event is for the community, put on by the community, and we will leave no trace. If you can, please bring your own reusable utensils and waterbottle. Mermaid FinFest is a single-use plastic free event, eco-conscious utensils will be provided with the catering package available with online registration. We are both swimming and playing all weekend, connecting with nature, so please leave glitter and any tails with small, shedding plastic sequins at home. We need to be kind to our fish friends and leave Scuba Ranch as clean and beautiful as we found it.

FinFest Event Rules

No Glitter

No Glass 

No Animals

No Tails with Plastic Sequins

No spectators allowed! Come have fun with us!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there food available?

FinFest has a meal package available for participants, just opt to add it in when you are registering online! You must pre-register in order for us to have enough food for delicious meals for your weekend stay, complete with vegan & vegetarian menu options as well. Full menu will be announced in March! Nice, cold water will be provided through out the park, so keep a reusable water bottle with you!

Can i bring my own food?

Definitely! You are also welcome to bring in a cooler of your own food and beverage items, just please leave glass bottles at home and leave with any plastic you bring. There are a couple charcoal grills located near the camping grounds, you will just need to bring your own charcoal supplies.

Will there be any food available for individual purchase?

Pre-packaged snacks, sandwiches, and canned drinks are available in the Snack Shack at Scuba Ranch's main office at front of park. We recommend you don't depend on the Snack Shack for food availability, secure delicious meals with the meal package to assure a great trip!

Can I rent mermaid tails or monofins?

Although we will probably have manufacturers showing off the latest and greatest goods, make sure to bring your own fish butt. FinFest won't be providing tails for participants. 

Are kids allowed at this event?

Finfest is an adults only gathering (18 and up) and provides a needed escape where the growing mer community can bond without being in performance mode for curious kids meeting/seeing a mermaid during those young, magical years!

What do I wear?

SLAY, FISH! Bring all your favorite mermaid gear! Mers will be in costumes, tails, bathing suits, rashguards, dresses, crazy leggings, etc. Definitely bring your most loved beachy or flashy mer ensemble for the Saturday Night Party.

Alcohol allowed?

You are welcome to bring all your favorite items to mix up a mertini or have a cold beer, to keep at your campsite. We want you to enjoy your FinFest stay and your favorite refreshments. We may be securing a cash bar for the Saturday Night Mer Party, we will keep you posted!

what's finfest's refund policy?

Your Mermaid FinFest ticket purchases are final and non-refundable. If plans change and you know you are unable to attend, you are absolutely permitted to sell your ticket to another mer! In the case of extreme weather, where we decide that event must be cancelled, we will refund the price of admission and any unused portion of food packages.

Paddleboards and Kayak Rental?

$25 daily rate for paddle boards and kayaks that are available for day rental at Scuba Ranch’s Air Fill Station behind the Main Office at front of park. Come reserve one as soon as you’re ready, there’s limited availability. (This pricing is separate than your event pass.)

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