Summerfest Children's Fest Day

Since 2006, Charger Robotics has organized and hosted a FIRST Robotics Competition demonstration at Summerfest, the world's largest music festival.

One day out of the 11-day event, Charger Robotics performs a mock FRC competition and invites local FRC teams to participate. The full FRC playing field is set up at the Sports Zone stage for teams to compete with robots fresh out of the FRC competition season. The event typically runs from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Children's Fest Day, giving adults and children attending Summerfest an opportunity to stop by and see these robots in action. The Summerfest Music Fesival attracts nearly 1 million people per year from around the world; many of whom are entertained by our robots. Attendees generally aren't expecting to experience STEM and FIRST upon attending and have little to no prior exposure to these programs, which increases the impact this event has.

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