August 26, 2016
EVENT DATE: Aug 19, 2017
CrestFest began seven years ago as a block party on Crestview in South Clintonville in Columbus,OH. Over the past seven years, CrestFest has grown into a neighborhood event that is anticipated throughout the year. The South Clintonville area is over 100 years old and the children in South Clintonville have very limited space to play outdoors. Without driveways, front or in many cases back yards, the children have only the uneven sidewalks for play and to ride bikes/scooters. But, for one day, the third Saturday in August, we have four blocks closed for the kids’ open play along with two inflatables, a large Kids’ Activity Zone with art activities, free face painting, free snow cones and popcorn, a Youth Stage with kid performers and kid vendors! In addition, there are two music stages, food trucks, and 40 art vendors! It takes quite a lot to put on this event, a lot of volunteers and a lot of money too! With the cost of permits, street barricades, table and chair rentals, port-a-lets, generators, sound, insurance, inflatables, musicians, art supplies and other costs…it really adds up! We have been fortunate to have the support of a wonderful business community who donate funds through sponsorships and generous donations to our raffle. Additionally, we received a United Way Neighborhood Partnership Grant for the third year in a row. Our raffle and annual T-Shirt sales help us raise additional funds for CrestFest. Also, as a sponsored organization of the CRC, 5% of our total income goes directly to the CRC and back into the community. CrestFest has started this crowd funding campaign to raise funds to help put on this wonderful event. We get many comments all year long about how much everyone looks forward to the event and it’s something the kids in South Clintonville talk about all year! We hope you will consider donating to CrestFest! Remember,as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, you may be able to claim your donation on your taxes. We also welcome volunteers! It takes a lot of volunteers to pull this one day event together. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at CrestFest.CVL@gmail.com Thank you and see you at CrestFest!! 2016 CrestFest is August 27, 2016!