I’m seeing the first notes that the Berkeley Juggling Festival will be happening again this year, which is great news. I went last year and they had a lot of people, in a great space at Berkeley High. If you are in the Bay Area and want to get your feet wet checking out your first juggling festival, this is a great opportunity to do so.
My recollection is there was no registration fee for the gym, but they took donations. Their public show had a very reasonable ticket fee; something around $15. They also have a strong unicycling presence at this festival, if you are into that sort of thing. See you there?
UPDATE: This festival has been rebranded as the Bay Area Circus Arts Festival. The dates were right, but the name and location were wrong. You can now see more info here.