Norwell Summer Fest was founded by two local women, Kristen Jervey and Kera Kirchner, both avid volunteers in and around town. The first Norwell Summer Fest was held in Norwell Center in 2015. It was a huge success, bringing over 10,000 people together to enjoy live music, food, attractions and much more.
Volunteers raised the money through corporate sponsorships and personal donations to host a free event for the Norwell community working in partnership with the Norwell Women’s Club and the Norwell Chamber of Commerce.
The second annual Norwell Summer Fest event will be held on June 17, 2017 and the team is working hard to organize a fantastic day celebrating the Norwell community. The event will be held in the Norwell town center which will be blocked off and the streets lined with games, local artisans, food stations, music performances and beer gardens.
The committee continues to seek corporate sponsorship of Norwell Summer Fest. Corporate sponsorship enables companies to gain high-level visibility among the many attendees, as well as gain recognition throughout the South Shore. A new fundraising opportunity for 2017 is the chance to win a 2017 MINI Cooper S Convertible! A maximum of one thousand raffle tickets are available to purchase for the chance to win the vehicle, which is being offered in partnership with South Shore BMW/MINI.
All funds raised by the volunteer Summer Fest Committee are used to pay for the expenses incurred by the festival such as tents, food, attractions, and entertainment. Given the success of the first event, the fundraising needs are even greater for 2017. We have to raise $60,000 by May 15th to host this event.
Volunteers are also needed! We need over 200 volunteers to help out at the event! We will have volunteer shifts ranging from 1.5-2.5 hours from 8am to 9pm on June 17th.