Festival of the Babes 22

August 31, 2012 - September 2, 2012, All Day
(all times are local to the event)

Festival of the Babes (FOB) is a soccer tournament for lesbians, and those willing to be mistaken for one. It was founded by a women’s soccer team that was compelled to create a tournament like this after attending the Gay Games in Vancouver, B.C., and the Seattle Sports Festival.

Each year, veterans and new teams alike join in the fun, (re)learning what it is to be FOB-ly, making friends (and making out) — occasionally all at the same time. The festival registers up to 24 teams that bring approximately 350 players, and draws host-city community and fans galore. Games are small-sided (7 v 7) with full-sized goals and referees who oversee every game. Parties are held nightly to bring us all just a little bit closer. Trust us, it’s worth a visit. Although primarily lesbian players make up the teams, the tournament is open not only to lesbians, but to anyone who does not mind being mistaken for one.

Posted & filed under Sports.