July 15-17, 2011
Springfield SummerFair 2010 was a blast, and Willamalane is working on an even bigger party for 2011! Get in on the action.
Contact: 541-736-4544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 16 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. • Island Park
He's a former New York City police officer who went on to create such memorable hits as "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight."
**Enter to WIN 2 Tickets to Paradise when you purchase a SummerFest wristband! Watch for details.**
Friday, July 15 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. • Island Park
This Eugene-based funk group packs the park with as much adrenaline as any party animal can stand!
Saturday, July 16 • 5-6:30 p.m. • Island Park
You may know this band from Lake County, Calif., for its music on popular Nintendo video games and commercials.
Sunday, July 17 • 2-4 p.m. • Island Park
A mix of bluegrass, jazz, old-time country and folk.
Saturday, July 16 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lively Park
Saturday, July 16 • 1-5pm • Island Park
Sunday, July 17 • 12-4 p.m. • Island Park
Click on the tabs at the top for more festival details.
Island Park, 5-6:30 p.m.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
This classic rock band provides an eclectic mix of rocking blues standards and songs from catalogs and artists you all know - the Stones, the Beatles, the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin and many others. Hop Valley beer garden, food vendors open.
Satin Love Orchestra
Island Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
They're back! Strap on your metallic pumps and get ready to boogie. This Eugene-based funk group packs the park with as much adrenaline as any party animal can stand! Hop Valley beer garden, food vendors open.
Ranch & River Run/Walk
Dorris Ranch, 8:30 a.m.
Adults: $20 (cotton shirt)/$30 (tech shirt)
Youth 11-17: $15 (cotton shirt)/$25 (tech shirt)
After July 16: $25 for adults and $20 for youths
This 5K trail run and 3K trail walk wanders through the trails of beautiful Dorris Ranch. A 1K kids fun run is free to kids 10 and under. Pick up an entry form at any Willamalane facility, Eugene Running Company or visit eclecticedgeracing2.com.
He's a former New York City police officer who went on to create such memorable hits as "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight." Hop Valley beer garden, food vendors open. Enter to WIN 2 Tickets to Paradise when you purchase a SummerFair wristband! Watch for details.
The Lost Boys
They are young, they are restless, and they are READY to ROCK! You may know this band from Lake County, Calif., for its music on popular Nintendo video games and commercials. Hop Valley beer garden, food vendors open.
Lively Park, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of pets and their owners!
• Educational talks on pets of all kinds in our educational hall
• Performances by trained dogs that know how to work hard and have fun
• Pet Expo with experts in the pet industry who have information, services and products to share
• Free intro dog training sessions by professional trainer
Island Park, 1-5pm
• Visit more than 50 community exhibitors.
• Learn about Springfield history in the Historic Village.
• Bounce and jam in fun inflatables.
• Create craft projects to take home.
• Enjoy live entertainment
• Balloon clown, face-painting, games and more!
Big Truck Zone. Climb on big trucks and equipment. This zone has dump trucks, bulldozers, giant mowers and more! The first 250 kids will get a construction hat.
Cow Pasture Golf
$10 per person
Bob Artz Memorial Park, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ages 11+. This event is all about the fun. Spend a Saturday morning with local teens while swinging away at some golf balls. Your goal is to hit the 5-gallon bucket without hitting your fellow golfer. It's harder than it sounds. Dress the part, lose the most balls, have the highest score and you could win a prize.This is a mentoring opportunity. Bring your own teen or sign up to golf with one of ours. Sponsored in part by Twin Rivers Rotary. Fee includes lunch.
Island Park • 12-4 p.m.
The old Springfield tradition is back! Enjoy games, exhibitors, face painting, a balloon clown, and more.
BroilerFest Chicken Barbecue
$7/meal, $5.50 for chicken only
Island Park • 12-4 p.m.
Finish off the SummerFair weekend with a barbecue. Meals include a half-chicken, a roll, coleslaw and barbecue baked beans. Sponsored by Friends of Willamalane. Hop Valley beer garden open.
Vendors will teach kids how to tie a fly, catch a fish and more. Sponsored by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Western Shelter Systems, Fred Meyer and Maurice Sporting Goods.
Alder Street All Stars
Island Park • 12-1:30 p.m.
The All Stars have been noted for their unique blend of honky tonk music that draws from a wide range of influences. Bring your dancin' boots and cowboy hat and enjoy this incredible band! Hop Valley beer garden open.
The Conjugal Visitors
This local bluegrass band is always a hit! They play a mix of bluegrass, jazz, old-time country and folk. Conjugal Visitors has been voted Best Acoustic Band in the Eugene Weekly's "Best of Eugene" reader's poll. Hop Valley beer garden open.
Island Park, 1-2 p.m.
Build your own boat in advance out of recycled materials. On race day, vie against other boats beginning at 1 p.m. The race is open to children of all ages; prizes will be awarded. Registration will take place at the race. Contest rules
3-ON-3 Hoopsters Tournament
Team fee includes wristband admissionRegistration deadline (no exceptions): July 8
Meadow Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Get a team of four together and be a part of the inaugural Willamalane Summer Fest 3-on-3 Hoopsters Basketball Tournament. Awards for first- and second-place finishers and all participating players receive a SummerFair admission wristband good for the weekend. Registration forms available at willamalane.org, at all Willamalane facilities or by calling 541-736-4501.
• Middle school
• High school boys, high school girls
• 18-35 men and 18-35 women
• 35+ men and 35+ women
• Youth brackets $100 by June 15, $115 after June 15
• Adult brackets $110 by June 15, $125 after June 15
At both of Willamalane's swim centers, $1 off admission July 15-24 with wristband:
Splash! at Lively Park, 6100 Thurston Road
1-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-7:30 p.m. Sunday
Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G St.
1-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday
The Great SummerFair Filbert Hunt
Join Willamalane on Facebook for details on the Great SummerFair Filbert Hunt, which runs June 1-July 14. Filbert bags full of prizes will be hidden throughout the community, including at local businesses. Prizes will include free entry wristbands for SummerFair; Splash! and Camp Putt passes; and other great prizes. Two special bags will feature two backstage passes to meet Eddie Money. Check in at facebook.com/willamalane beginning June 1 for details. While visiting be sure to "Like" us!
No outside food or drinks are allowed at Springfield SummerFair; exceptions are made for those with medical conditions. SummerFair is a green festival.
SummerFair admission wristbands — good for most Friday and Saturday events — are $25 per family or $8 per person. Springfield residents may pick up a coupon at any Northwest Community Credit Union branch good for 50 percent off wristbands. Coupons available through July 1. Wristbands may be purchased at Willamalane facilities. Wristbands also good for $1 off admission to Willamalane Park Swim Center or Splash! at Lively Park, July 15-24.
LTD Offers Free Rides. Wear your Springfield SummerFair wristband and get a free ride to the festival July 15-17 courtesy of Lane Transit District.
Booth Kelly Parking Lot
The shuttle departs every 15 minutes
The shuttle departs every 20 minutes.
On-street parking and bicycle valet service is available. Willamalane Park and Recreation District encourages festivalgoers to ride their bikes, take the bus or carpool to Springfield SummerFair.
Park your ride in a secure spot. Free bike valet services are located at the C Street entrance to Island Park. Service provided by the Center for Appropriate Transport.
No outside food or drinks are allowed at Springfield SummerFair. Exceptions are made for those with medical conditions.
• Springfield SummerFair recycles! Please separate your trash and deposit into the appropriate receptacle.
• Ride the bus, ride your bike or carpool to Springfield SummerFair. Bike valet services are available.
• While outside beverages are not allowed into the event, patrons are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle. Bottles will be refilled for free courtesy of McKenzie Mist.
For information on 2011 sponsorship opportunities, contact email@example.com or call 541-736-4544.
Special Thanks to the Following Sponsors
Food and Beverage Vendors
Contact us to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for Springfield SummerFair 2011.
Is there an admission cost to attend Springfield SummerFair?
Wristbands are $8 per person or $25 per family (up to 6 members). The wristband gets you into all Friday and Saturday events except the Ranch & River Run and Cow Pasture Golf. Sunday events are free, as is PetFest on Saturday.
Where can I purchase Springfield SummerFair wristbands?
Pick up Springfield SummerFair wristbands at Splash! Lively Park Swim Center, Willamalane Park Swim Center, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, or Willamalane Center. (maps) through July 14. After that, you can buy wristbands at the gate.
Springfield residents have until July 1 to pick up a coupon at any Northwest Community Credit Union branch for 50 percent off wristbands.
Will food and beverages be available at the event?
Yes, there will be multiple food vendors (see the PARTNERS tab at the top of this page) and McKenzie Mist will have water stations located around the event. While outside beverages are not allowed, please bring a refillable bottle to help keep the event green!
Can you bring your own food and beverages to the event?
No outside food or beverages are allowed. Exceptions are made for those with medical conditions. You are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to fill at the McKenzie Mist stations.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed only at Petfest. Pets coming to PetFest must be on a leash at all times except in the open dog park.
Where should we park at Island Park?
On-street parking is available. Willamalane Park and Recreation District encourages festivalgoers to ride the bus, ride their bikes and take advantage of free bicycle valet service, walk or carpool.
Where is the Accessible parking?
A limited number of accessible spots will be available at Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St.
Where should I park at PetFest?
Parking will be available in the front lot of Splash! at Lively Park.
Is there seating for the Eddie Money concert?
The setting at Island Park is open and outdoors. Concertgoers typically bring blankets and low chairs for seating.
Can we sit in the trucks?
You will be allowed to climb into the cab of most vehicles.
What kind of trucks will be there?
The Big Truck Zone features vehicles ranging from fire trucks to dump trucks.
Do we get a construction hat?
The first 250 kids who enter the truck zone will get a kids construction hat.
Where do I find information on the Build-a-Boat Race?
Contest guidelines are available here
Do I need a fishing license for the Kids’ FishingFest on Sunday?
Children under the age of 14 do not need a license.
Springfield SummerFair is a “green” event. What does that mean?
By working closely with its partners to host a festival that reflects green event best practices, Willamalane is committed to having an environmentally responsible event and to significantly reduce all on-site waste products. In addition, Willamalane encourages carpooling and mass transit transportation options. There will be free bike valet services at the festival.
To assist in creating a “green” event, how will I know where to put my trash?
There will be kiosks at Springfield SummerFair with signage that shows you which place to put your trash – recycling, composting or garbage. Most kiosks will be staffed with volunteers eager to assist you.
How else can I help make Springfield SummerFair “green”?
Bring your personal refillable water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles. Only request lids and straws if you really need them since they are not recyclable. Also note that Styrofoam will be absent from the event; it is being replaced with recyclable, compostable, and reusable dishes and utensils. Thank vendors for doing their part in making Springfield SummerFair a “green” event!