Guest Blog – Paperfest 2019

This week we are excited to give the spot light to Paperfest! On July 18th – 20th we will be supporting the festivities with 2 excursions (Picking up & ending at festival), donating portion of proceeds to community non-profits – ‘Book Now’ button below to join the fun! Enjoy their article to learn more!

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Paperfest…it’s all about community!

The 31st annual Paperfest presented by Community First Credit Union will be held July 18-20, 2019 at beautiful Sunset Park in Kimberly, WI. The three day free-admission, community-driven festival features fun for the whole family from live music to carnival rides to family tent and activities. This is just part of the fun Paperfest has to offer!

Thanks to the tremendous support of great partners, Paperfest is able to remain a free-admission festival with live music, hot air balloon glow, 5K run/walk, extreme motorcycle show, family entertainers, Tour de Fest bike ride, kids games, Fox River Kayaking Company – Paperfest Paddle, petting zoo and much, much more.

Originated in 1989 by Dr. James Boots and Dennis Smits, this annual summer event is a community effort. Paperfest is organized by Kim-Com Promotions – a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers from Northeast Wisconsin that enjoy giving their time and expertise back to the community.

Paperfest was named after the booming paper mills that brought life to the Fox River Valley but years after the Kimberly mill has closed, this name is a reminder of the history our community shares. It really is all about community! Paperfest strengthens the community by utilizing the expertise of volunteers and generosity of partners to bring the community together to enjoy wonderful entertainment, food and activities.

Funds from Paperfest are donated directly back into the community. Throughout the 30-year history of Paperfest, nearly $850,000 has gone back to more than 50 nonprofit, civic and service organizations such as fire departments and Boy Scout troops.

Some of the groups utilize these funds to send kids to camp while others buy supplies to do more good for the community. Paperfest helps not only nonprofit organizations in Kimberly but throughout the Fox Cities. It takes many organizations to make an event like this run smoothly and the community benefits! Come out and support local nonprofits and most importantly – have some fun.

Paperfest attract fans from all over Northeast Wisconsin and the Saturday headliner Quiet Riot will sure be a draw. As the sun goes down, the lights go up for some great free live music acts including Kevin Chalfant’s Journey Experience from his days with Journey, Fran Cosmo formerly of Boston, and local acts Driftwood and Mistrial.

Grab some friends and enjoy some free live music or bring the family out for a full day of fun on Saturday. The kids will love the petting zoo, carnival rides, bouncing around in bubble suits playing bubble soccer, inflatables, building a teddy bear with Teddy Bear Mobile, or enjoying the waterfront.

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