The inaugural fest took place over the course of one day, 14 hours straight. This time around the Beatles’ catalog has been split in half with the fest taking place Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m at N8 – 213 North Eighth Street in Williamsburg, N.Y.

The event was dreamed up by ukulele aficionados Roger Greenawalt and David Barratt.

“We initially thought our vision was a two or three hour Beatles tribute concert featuring the ukulele but over time it morphed into something much more ambitious. We had heard of albums being reproduced, but an artist’s entire catalogue? Now there’s something truly epic,” said Greenawalt, who plans to provide the ukulele accompaniment on each of the 185 songs.

Along with the 60 singers and 40 musicians, the fest will also feature 16 Yoko Ono impersonators. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the real Yoko Ono.

If you think it’s strange the fest benefits Yoko as the avant-garde artist/musician is probably not too cash-strapped, proceeds from last year’s event were donated to Warren Buffett, the second wealthiest man in the world.

Those ukulele lovers sure are crazy!

In a YouTube video entitled “For The Benefit Of Mr. Buffett,” Greenawalt and Barratt present a paper bag full of cash and coins to Buffett, who is also a ukulele player. According to the video, the event collected “literally hundreds of dollars.” Buffett donated the funds to Girls Inc. of Omaha so the girls club can experience the joy of the ukulele.

Greenawalt and Barratt are also keeping busy with another Beatles catalog project. Over the course of 185 weeks, a different artist will cover a new Beatles song every week. Essays about each song’s history and other relevant Beatles facts are also included. The project began Jan. 20, 2009 and is set to wrap up July 31, 2012.

Click here for the fest’s website.