What exactly is the FEST?
The “Fest” in QuestFest is the cherry on top of an epic weekend of Questing! When you’re not racing through Savannah Historic District with your team, you’ll be able to enjoy lots of festive extras like a dinner cruise down the Savannah River on the iconic Georgia Queen, an unforgettable Bridging experience over the Talmadge Bridge, and s’more fun at Girl Scout Camp Low.
Spending extra money not your thing? No worries– your QuestFest ticket includes several events, so you’ll still get to participate in our Check-In Expo on Thursday afternoon and our Awards Ceremony and Closing Celebration on Saturday evening.
QuestFest also offers the perfect opportunity for fun like trading SWAPS with girls from across the world and venturing out to the many historic Girl Scout landmarks across the city. We suggest making time for both Girl Scout First Headquarters and Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.
Girl Scout Expo:
Make check-in a breeze! Our Girl Scout Expo is guaranteed to be a great kick-off to your QuestFest experience. When you sign in on Thursday, July 18th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, you’ll get to explore our vendors, meet our sponsors, buy swag, take photos and so much more. Oh, another thing– there will be a SWAP area, so plan accordingly! Entrance is included with your QuestFest registration. (Packing tip– bring spending money for the vendors that are selling items and the nearby QuestFest shop!)
Awards Ceremony & Closing Celebration
We’re so excited to welcome singer/songwriter Kristina Lachaga back to QuestFest this year! Catch her performance at our awards ceremony and closing celebration.
Rising pop singer/songwriter Kristina Lachaga, “The Girl With The Big Pink Heart™,” has shared the stage with many artists on the scene, including Olivia Holt, Skylar Stecker, Bea Miller, Shawn Hook, and stars from Disney and Nickelodeon at concerts and events, including iHeartRadio & Girls’ Life magazine’s Shawn Mendes and One Direction Concert Pre-Parties. Having visited over 150 schools across the country spreading her #FollowYourHeartsDream™ and ‘Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying’ messages, Kristina uses her voice to help give teens and tweens the confidence to explore their passions, work hard, and be themselves. She made her television performance debut on CBS/WBTV performing her single “R.S.V.P.” — inspired by Simon and Schuster/Aladdin MIX’s book series You’re Invited — in Charlotte, NC’s 2016 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kristina, a former Girl Scout, has loved performing at G.I.R.L. 2017 (Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Convention in Columbus, OH) and Girl Scout Cookie Rallies and Expos, headlining Girl Scout QuestFest 2018, and presenting a variety of workshops. Since June 2017, Kristina’s covers and original songs have over 3 million views across Instagram. Kristina’s original songs are available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and more. Become a #Heartbreaker and follow @KristinaLachaga on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Snapchat. www.KristinaLachaga.com
In addition to the basics, we’re offering several other events for an additional charge. On Thursday and Friday nights, we’ll be offering Twilight Camp at Girl Scout Camp Low and/or a Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise. On Saturday morning, we’ll kick off the day with a one-of-a-kind Bridging Ceremony!
Arriving in Savannah early? We’ve got you covered there, too! On the evening of Wednesday, July 17, you can join us for an overnight at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force or a baseball game at Grayson Stadium with the famous Savannah Bananas!
There will be tons of fun merchandise available at our Girl Scout QuestFest store in the Savannah Civic Center, so don’t be caught with empty pockets! From plush Opal the Octopus dolls to QuestFest ball caps and other Girl Scout gear, she’ll be swimming in swag. If your girls are interested in souvenir shopping, please have them bring extra change for the Girl Scout Expo and shop. Please note, the dated event t-shirts are AVAILABLE VIA PRE-ORDER ONLY; however, we will have other non-dated QuestFest branded t-shirts available. Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will be able to use their Girl Scout Cookie Dough in the store.