Experience - October 16 & 17, 2021

Dettman Law presents

Adventure Kart Racing

Dettman Law will be the sponsor for our Adventure Kart racing for 2021 ! Dettman Law sponsors LIVE ACTION Kart racing to help support the efforts of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana! Tickets will available at the festival.

So select your player, setup for the time trials, and gear up to start your engines for this awesome event! We promise that is way easier than rainbow road! Cost to participate is $5 per race


Our LIVE ACTION Karts are provided by Hannon’s Camp America! Hannon’s Camp America is a family owned and operated 27 acre private campground. We offer a lodgehouse, pavilion, dance hall, family cabins, bunkhouse cabins, regulation size football field, party barn, 2 large stages, 34+ campground sites plus a Camp Store with Grandma’s pizza


Adventure Kart Racing
League of Mascots Logo

Louisville League of Mascots

Come meet the mascots

The Louisville League of Mascots was founded in November, 2012, with a very specific goal of organizing the Kentuckiana mascots into a cohesive, team of iconic representatives who perform outreach throughout the year in this community. The League’s mission is to assist schools and non-profit charitable organizations with their fundraisers and other events by making pro bono appearances. Member sponsors must register in writing and agree to the "Code of the League." Annually, in January, eligible member mascots are invited to be elevated to the status of “Mascot Knight” at the League’s Induction and Knighting Ceremony.

The League’s motto is "nos prosit amicis which translates as “we will help our friends.” Our friends are the schools and charities which we serve, specifically their event coordinators and other members, by saving them hours of valuable time via our invitation and management services. According to our research, the Louisville League of Mascots remains the only organization of it’s type in the United States which operates with this mission of volunteerism and outreach!

Louisville Anime Community

The Louisville Anime Community is a group for fans of all ages who appreciate Anime (Japanese Animation), whether you’re new to the genre or an “oldy goldy” who subbed VHS back in the day. We endeavor to connect people with similar tastes and create fun opportunities (conventions, meetups, etc) for anime & Japanese culture events in the Louisville / Southern Indiana region.  You can find out more about them at http://www.meetup.com/LouisvilleAnime/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/louisvilleanime/

Bluegrass Garrison of the 501st Legion

The Bluegrass Garrison of the 501st Legion will execute the mission of the 501st Legion in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by supporting charitable causes, promoting volunteerism, aiding in non-profit fundraising activities, increasing the interest and excitement of the Star Wars “universe” and providing fans, the general public and our event hosts with an exceptional experience of what “bad guys doing good” means to our community. Catch them at Via Colori




Louisville Costumed Performers

Whether you need the Snow Queen or the Spider-Man, LCP is the group for you! Affiliated with many local costuming groups and cosplayers, this group serves as a way to contact all of your favorite characters in one place. We are super excited to have them as part of the Via Colori Family year in and year out to make the event magical. 


Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

Bluemoon Chapter


The mission of Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is defined in the organization’s charter as:

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is an international STAR WARS™ costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the STAR WARS™ universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the STAR WARS™ sagas.

The MMCC unites individuals with a common love for STAR WARS™ and the Mandalorian culture/characters while encouraging self-improvement, personal growth, family involvement, and fellowship with peers.

The MMCC promotes interest in STAR WARS™ and facilitates the use of these costumes for STAR WARS™-related events as well as contributing to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

MMCC is unique as it encourages is membership to embrace creativity and individualism as opposed to costume organization based on visual accuracy from the STAR WARS™ films and canon reference material. The MMCC is an inclusive and friendly club, following the Mandalorian way of “Clans” or family units and a clans’ ability to adopt anyone who wishes to be a Mandalorian.

Recognized by Lucasfilm LTD. as “The Elite Mandalorian Costuming Organization”; Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club set the standards of Mandalorian costuming based on canon film(Boba and Jango Fett), Expanded Universe, “Legends”, action figure, and video/board game references. Our CRLs (Costume Requirement List) allow official members to be highly creative with their Mandalorian costumes, even though there is a minimum visual and quality standard that must be reached; every Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club member is constantly encouraged to improve their costume to elite standards.

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club lives up to it’s label as “The Elite Mandalorian Costuming Organization” by promoting the love of STAR WARS™, creation of quality costumes, and spirit of volunteerism.

404th Legion- I-65 Division

Check out what the group has to say:

“Our sci-fi group was founded on rule number one- Treat everyone equally. A division of the bigger 404 Legion, we cover an expansive area along I-65 from Indiana to Alabama, with Kentucky being a main hub. This also birthed our name, the I-65 trench runners! The idea is that on any given day there’s so much construction on that road, it’s like doing the trench run on the death star! We are active within our community though charity work, while also encouraging and supporting people who want to express themselves through sci-fi cosplay. So, If you’re a pink stormtrooper with a Judge dredd helmet and a predator face we want you!”


2021 Pet Costume Contest

Hosted by Lemmy the Sassy Basset and The Basset Rescue of Kentuckiana

Please join us for our 3rd annual pet costume contest on Saturday October 16. Details TBD.

Light Saber Making Workshop

How would you like to attend a crafting workshop to create your own festival safe lightsabers. Participants will be instructed by a cosplay props master on how to make their own one of a kind masterpiece. Lessons on how to use the lightsaber at our special lightsaber tent. Cost for participants will be $5.00 – this includes making the lightsaber and learning how to navigate the Force on their own.

Meet Special Guest: ShadowBrite Cosplay

Hi! My name is Jenn, aka ShadowBrite, and I am an avid cosplayer and crafter! Currently I’m mostly making resin art pieces, but I also hand sew small plush dragons, as well as make different cosplay accessories. Cosplay is a huge part of my life and I have nurtured a growing cosplay community dedicated to cos-positivity and inclusiveness. Cosplay has also been a life saver in terms of my own mental health and I strongly advocate Mental Health Awareness with my platform as a human, and as a cosplayer. So stop by, say hi, and take a look at my wares ^.^

FB: Shadowbrite Creations (group) and ShadowBrite Cosplay
IG: @shadowbritecosplay @shadowbriteresin

Via Bambini

Featuring Bounce House and Games!

Hope’s Closet will be running Via Bambini for 2021. The proceeds of Via Bambini will go to benefit their charity. Hope’s Closet –

Started by Angela Bischoff and run with the help of Jen Mortenson, Hope’s Closet relies entirely on donations and volunteers to provide foster and adoptive children with clothing and other necessities free of charge.
Angela and Jen have created a place where foster kids and parents can shop for things they like and need without worry about judgment. There is no charge for these items and the entire shop is built on donations from the community.

Via Bambini Games include:

  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Balloon Pop
  • Lollipop Tree
  • Duck Pond
  • Ring Toss
  • Can Toss
  • Spin the Wheel
  • Hole Punch
  • Toilet Bowl Toss
  • Blow Pop Tree
    In addition they will also have:
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce Houses (wind dependent)
  • Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Kid’s Chalk Painting




Via Bambini