Happy Little Fest Bob Ross
Start: October 29, 2022 11 a.m.
End: October 29, 2022 5 p.m.

Ball State PBS will celebrate two monumental milestones – the 80th birthday of America’s favorite art instructor, Bob Ross, and the close of the station’s 50th year on the air.

So the station that brought the world THE JOY OF PAINTING is hosting a Happy Little Fest at the place the iconic artist called home for many years.

Find out more at: https://ballstatepbs.org/happy-little-fest/


Happy Little Fest General Admission

  • $20 General / Adult
  • $10 Student
  • 12 & Under Free

Happy Little Fest with Painting Workshop

  • $80 Happy Little Trees Painting
    • Painting workshop with Certified Ross Instructors
    • Access to all activity tents
    • Access to BC Studio Tours, Gallery, and Panel Discussion
  • $150 Happy Little Cloud VIP Festival Experience
    • Full access to painting, all tents and studio activities
    • Plus pass to VIP Reception Friday, Oct. 28
    • AND Bob Ross Experience ticket (at Minnetrista; you must schedule separately)

1-4 p.m.
Bob Ross Festival and Painting Workshop

Under the BIG Tent on LaFollette Field, you’ll learn Bob’s signature “wet-on-wet” technique from experienced Certified Ross Instructors. We will provide the canvas, tools and paint. Registration/Painting Ticket required. 

Enjoy a cupcake and help us celebrate what would have been Bob’s 80th birthday!

Wait, there’s more at LaFollette Field.

  • Games, like “Beat the Devil Out of It”, Bob Ross Trivia and Bingo
  • Kid activities
  • Chill out with Bob’s voice in the sensory tent
  • Bob Ross Look-alike Contests with prizes
  • Bob Ross merch

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Panel Discussions & Painting Gallery

Head over to the WIPB Studio where THE JOY OF PAINTING was filmed for a panel discussion featuring the former crew and WIPB General Manager. Hear first-hand what it was like working with Bob, as the crew shares some of their favorite memories of their joyful time on the set.

But that’s not all! 

While you’re in the Studio, you can view 24 original Bob Ross paintings on display. This truly special collection was curated especially for this event.