The Corvallis festival, as I'll call it, has been on an every-other year schedule, much to my chagrin. When I asked David Sallee, the mastermind behind this great festival, why the gap in years, he responded by saying that it takes time for the Corvallis crew to raise funds and organize the festival sufficiently so that it can be free to all attendees. You know what? I think he's right in this case. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, and the Corvallis Crew is committed to offering a low-cost (free) festival. So be it. 2009 was an improvement over 2007 in many ways--for me just having the gym/armory heated put the festival on a much higher level. =) I'm hoping the festival in 2011 turns up the attendance numbers with more folks from Portland as well more jugglers from further south. Definitely worth your festival attendance dollars!
For more personal details and reviews of the festival, you can read the rec.juggling thread by clicking here