TBF 2022 planning is in the works, information below will be updated when it comes available.


Need a place to stay during TBF? 

This year we have teamed up with the Hilton Garden Inn, Rochester/Pittsford in Bushnell’s Basin, just a short drive to Frontier Field.

Other places to stay:

Traditionally, TBF takes place on a busy weekend in Rochester, with several college graduations and the Lilac Festival, so reserve early.


Visiting Rochester

Many of our Teen Book Fest attendees come from outside the Rochester region. We’ve had some out-of-state visitors and a few from Canada as well. If you are traveling to Rochester for TBF, we hope you’ll have a little bit of extra time to see what our city has to offer. Two great websites will help you plan your visit. Enjoy your stay!


VisitRochester points you to things to do, lodging, events, and restaurants throughout the Flower City. Sign up for their e-newsletter or request information for your visit. Get online access to their 100-page official visitors guide. It might make your choice of what to do even more difficult! Watch their promo video, “Rochester, A-Z the Place to Be,” and you’ll see what we mean.

Explore Greater Rochester

The Rochester Business Journal partners with VisitRochester to feature all things Rochester! Easy day trips, museums, shopping, and recreational opportunities are all a click away. There’s a mobile app, too. Check out their “Best Bets” for things to do during your stay.