Handbell Festival is a mass ringing event where youth and adult handbell ringers come together under the direction of a guest conductor to rehearse several selections of music. The festival begins with a workshop at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. This provides an opportunity for some hands-on training from the guest conductor. The first mass rehearsal begins on Friday evening at 7:00. Each handbell choir is responsible for bringing ALL of their equipment. Music must be purchased ahead of time. The festival concludes with a worship concert which begins on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.