What’s a “typical” Teen Book Fest like? We’re not so sure there is anything “typical” about TBF. You have to be there to experience it. But we’d like to share a few planning tips with you so you can have the best day ever!

Come prepared for your day: what’s the weather going to do? The Festival is held in several buildings across the Nazareth College campus. Most of the walkways are outdoors and not covered, so an umbrella or a waterproof poncho might be good accessories if it is raining.

Are you bringing a busload of students?

Are you packing a lunch or do you need to bring money to buy food?

Golden Flyers Grill & Deli –Inside the Cabaret-- located in Otto A. Shults Community Center

The Golden Flyers Grill & Deli will be offering value meals from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Value meals include main item and a choice of chips or whole fruit, canned soda or bottled water.  There are five different options for value meals the patron can select from:

  • Chicken Fingers (3) Value Meal
  • Turkey Sandwich Value Meal
  • Hamburger Value Meal
  • Cheeseburger Value Meal
  • Tossed Salad Value Meal
  • There will be a variety of bottled beverages to purchase separately.

The  value meal options cost $7.50 including tax (Total cost $8.10 per value meal).

To move through the line quickly, individuals as well as large groups are strongly encouraged to purchase a pre-paid value meal voucher   prior to the event.

To purchase meal vouchers prior to the day of the event.  Contact Bobbie Ferguson with Nazareth Dining at 585-389-2527.  To pre-purchase vouchers tax exempt a valid tax exempt form must be sent in with payment.   Pre order of vouchers sales between Feb 28th - May 17th.   After May 17th you may purchase vouchers on site the day of the event.

To purchase meal vouchers on Saturday, May 18th choose one of the following options:

If using cash or check payments: vouchers should be purchased at the Shults Information Desk.

If using a credit card: vouchers should be purchased at the Golden Flyer Grill register.

These value meal vouchers are only good for select options in the Golden Flyers Grill & Deli.  Lunch vouchers are not valid at the food trucks or other vendors not associated with Nazareth College.   Receipts are available upon request.

Food Truck Vendors-- located in Parking Lot D, adjacent to Smyth Hall

TBF has arranged for several food trucks to sell a variety of tasty foods:

  • Chef's
  • Macarollin’
  • Le Petit Poutine
  • Smoothies Plus
  • Tom Wahl’s 

Cost of food items for each of these vendors does vary.   The food trucks donate a portion of their sales back to TBF so please consider supporting them.

Millie’s Coffee Shop--located in the Library atrium

Millie’s Cafe will be open from 9am – 4pm. The café will offer a variety of snacks, beverages and coffee for purchase throughout the day. Millie’s accepts cash and credit or debit cards as payment.

Nazareth College Bookstore--located in the basement of Shults Center

College bookstore will be open from 9am – 5pm. The Bookstore offers a variety of snacks and beverages.  The bookstore will also be running a sale of 50% off Nazareth College clearance items. The College Bookstore accepts cash and credit or debit cards as payment.



One Final Note:  While we try to have a variety of food options available, if you have specific food allergies or dietary requirements, you may want to consider bringing some snacks with you.  

Authors will be presenting during all sessions, with some authors alternating breaks during the two pre-selected lunch times.  During the lunch sessions, there will also be writing workshops, a teen author panel, a Teen Film Festival showing, drawing workshops, and a presentation about Writers & Books new Canvas Literary Magazine.  

Should you choose to skip a full lunch break, you could attend an additional session. 

What will I do during the festival?

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Before the opening session with all our authors, you’ll have about an hour to check out the displays and browse the book sale provided by Barnes & Noble in the Shults Center.

Browse the TBF merchandise table and our other sponsor and vendor tables.

At the conclusion of the author breakout sessions, head to the autographing session with all of our authors.


  • Be sure to look at the program; the autographing takes place in several locations with different authors. It’s your last chance to tell the authors what an amazing day you’ve had with them.
  • Be sure to say thanks to all the TBF volunteers as you leave—the day wouldn’t be possible without their help!