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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 30: A woman poses for a photograph as she hugs a waxwork figure of animated movie character Shrek on display at Turkey's first Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on November 30, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Madame Tussauds, Istanbul opened to the public on November 28, 2016 and showcases 55 waxwork models including a number of Turkey's famous cultural figures, celebrities and sports stars. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The green ogre Shrek first hit the silver screen in 2001 with a revolutionary animated movie. From there, the franchise grew to make three more movies, multiple spin-offs, television specials, television series and short films. Needless to say, this fairytale classic was a hit. Now, the cartoon’s creatures can add another accomplishment under their belts.

10 days until #Shrekfest - Tag your friends to invite them!

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Fans of the series created their own fan fest called Shrekfest, where people who love the DreamWorks animation can meet up and celebrate the franchise. Those who are looking to attend the event will have to travel to the James Madison Park in Madison, Wisconsin. This event is not associated with DreamWorks, but is a fan-made celebration brought to us by the group, 3GI.

#ShrekJesus and his disciples - 2017 . Photo cred: @nickmorgulis

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Event coordinators encourage people to dress up as their favorite character. In pictures on the website, you can see folks dressed up as Donkey and even the green ogre himself.

In addition to viewing the film, festival-goers can also purchase a series of Shrek-related food items. There is also an onion eating contest which hilariously fits into the movie’s theme!

#tbt to #Shrekfest 2015 - what are some of your favorite Shrekfest memories?

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So, if you are thinking of going next year, we definitely recommend creating a hilarious costume. Maybe the three blind mice? Or even the bearded lady? Yeah, we are throwing you some major throwbacks!


Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp