Welcome to the official Magnolia Summerfest Website!
Reserve the date and come and join us in beautiful Magnolia on Saturday and Sunday August 1 & 2, 2015. There is no better place to bring your family to enjoy our Summerfest activities.
Magnolia Summerfest has been a community event, sponsored by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, for over 50 years, and a Seafair Community Event since 1985! The festival includes the an Art Show, Merchants' Sidewalk Sale, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, pony rides, children outdoor events, and a beer garden. And, of course, the Seafair Parade and Kid's Parade.
Magnolia Summerfest may be coming to and end. The annual family festival, which takes place August 1st and 2nd this year, may be the community’s last. Summerfest, which is organized annually by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and has been a part of the fabric of this community for over 30 years, is now facing a difficult financial hardship.
“We’re short just over $10,000,” said Doug Kaimakis, a volunteer on the organizing committee, “and we don’t have the resources to continue this level of subsidy going forward. If we don’t break even on this, it’ll be hard to justify doing it next year.”
The chamber raises funds through various events, like the recent “Vino in the Village” wine walk. Proceeds are shared with a number of chamber efforts, like Halloween Trick or Treat, Winterfest and Summerfest. “Summerfest is our biggest investment of time and energy, and something the community, especially the kids, seem to love.”
“We’ve always relied on the generosity of corporate sponsors, local businesses and involved individuals to make up the difference between hard costs and the fees we charge vendors. This year, we’re hoping the general community can help out.”
“We’ll have some donation stations at the event, but we also encourage anyone who can to send in a donation now. You can also stop by a number of merchants to make a direct donation, including Magnolia Mailbox, Umpqua Bank, Peoples Bank, Current & Furbish, Serendipity Café and Magnolia Garden Center.”
“Whether it’s $10 or $100, your combined donations could really make the difference.”