While there is tremendous satisfaction in spending time performing on the North American Fringe Festival circuit – doing the work you want to do, seeing and being seen by other artists from all over the world, experiencing the Fringe environment from coast to coast – we also recognize that doing the circuit is difficult and getting into all of your preferred festivals is very challenging.

In order to make it just a little easier for companies interested in touring to at least three Fringes every year, in 2003 the members of CAFF got together and created a unique one-stop touring application process.  Over the years the popularity of the CAFF touring circuit has grown immensely with 29 applications the first and 197 applications last year.  Companies that are lucky enough to be selected are guaranteed a spot in their first or second choice of the festivals they wish to perform in and will have even more time to put together their touring plans.

Every CAFF member festival is unique and has its own policies and procedures when it comes to a maximum ticket price, number of performances, scheduling, venue sizes etc. It is the responsibility of the applicant to fully research and understand all of the policies for each festival they plan on applying to.

Basic information for member festivals can be found in the Member Festivals directory

For questions or inquires please email us at

THE 2024 CAFF Touring Lottery is now closed.

Applications closed at Friday November 3, 2023, at 5:00pm MST. The lottery draw will take place on November 6, 2023. Winners will be contacted within 2 days following the lottery. Please check back for more details.

Are you an artist touring to a CAFF Fringe this year and have further questions? Visit out Touring FAQs Page for information and tips.