FEDERAL FRENZY 2020 Call for Activities Application

Penguin Productions at Youngstown State University is planning for the music and arts festival, Federal Frenzy. In its SIXTH year, Federal Frenzy will take place on April 25, 2020 from 2:00 – 11:00 PM. The event takes over downtown on West Federal Street and Phelps Street, in addition to various establishments. Outdoors, the committee strives to fill the streets with vendors, live artistry, interactive activities, and performances by regional and national acts. The various indoor venues feature live musical performances from YSU student, faculty, staff, and alumni acts as well as an art gallery featuring the art of the city. The event is free and open to the public. With over 6,000 people in attendance last year, it has become a fundamental part of this community’s calendar and an amazing opportunity to connect with the people in our region.

Federal Frenzy is more than a festival, it’s an opportunity to bring the various facets of the community together. One of our goals is to create engagement opportunities for our campus and the greater Youngstown community. We would like to invite YOU to join us in making the SIXTH FEDERAL FRENZY FANTASTIC.

If you would like to host an activity at this year’s Federal Frenzy, fill out the application below!



As we have a limited event space, not all applications can be accepted. Following February 16th, the Penguin Productions Activities Team will review the applications received and notify those selected to participate. All applicants who submitted an application prior to February 16th will be notified of their acceptance no later than February 28th, 2020.



Please consider the following tips in submitting an activity.

  1. Federal Frenzy is a free event open to the public, therefore free activities will be favored over those that require a payment.
  2. This is a call for activities. Please make sure that your submission is an interactive activity and not simply an information table.
  3. While it is not essential, activities that coincide with the theme of a music and arts festival are encouraged.

If you would like to be a part of Federal Frenzy, but are struggling to come up with an activity, or simply have a question, feel free to contact Jordan Record, Activities Lead, via email at jarecord@student.ysu.edu for inspiration or assistance.


This application is open to the public. You do not have to be a member of a student organization or affiliated in any way with YSU in order to host an activity at Federal Frenzy.

Note: An * asterisk indicates a required form field

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.