Who’s ready for Ferris Fest? Here are more details
The 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is nearly upon up, and so it’s only right that we all plan to attend the definitive event marking the NINE TIMES our favorite Shermer High student skipped school: Ferris Fest!
The event takes play May 20-22 in and around Lake Forest, Illinois. A screening of the movie is set for May 21 at the John and Nancy Hughes Theater. Film critic Richard Roeper will host the screening, which will also appearances by Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward (Ferris’ parents) and other stars from the movie (talks are still hush-hush).
Tickets for the event officially went on sale last night. Because of limited seating, package ticket sales are limited to just 300 attendees. Larger numbers of tickets are available for other events.
The full 3-day package is $300 and includes:
- Movie screening plus Q&A with the stars, moderated by film critic Richard Roeper,.
- Private “Meet & Greet” with the movie’s stars.
- Official Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Ferris Fest event T-shirts.
- Ferris Bueller’s room - a re-creation of the place where the day off began.
- ‘Twist & Shout’ parade re-creation
- Officially licensed Ferris Bueller/John Hughes movie-related, and 80's-related items on sale.
- Lunch served (both Saturday and Sunday), courtesy of The Breakfast Club & Grill, Chicago.
- Filming locations tour (spread over two days, Saturday & Sunday), which includes:
- Art Institute of Chicago admission
- Willis Tower Skydeck admission
- Wrigley Field admission, featuring a visit to the exact seats Ferris, Cameron and Sloan sat in during the game
- Cameron’s house
- Shermer High School
- Lake Michigan overlook
- Northbrook water tower
- Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago
- The former Maine North High School, where the Breakfast Club was shot.
- Glencoe Union Church, where the wedding scene from Sixteen Candles was filmed.
Individual event tickets start at $10.
A complete list of hotels convenient to Ferris Fest is available on the official website.