Monthly Archives: July 2016

Thank You to Our 2016 Summerfest Sponsors

The Summerfest Committee and the Fairview Park Municipal Foundation would like to recognize and thank our 32 generous sponsors listed below. Without their support, Summerfest 2016 would not have been the success it was.

Due to an unfortunate oversight, Buffalo Wild Wings at Westgate Shopping Center was left off our Summerfest promotional materials. Buffalo Wild Wings is a wonderful community partner, one that has given much to a variety of groups and institutions in Fairview Park. We apologize for this error.

Buffalo Wild Wings


Law Office of John K. Moroney
Enchantress Long Hair Salon
Ed & Mary Beth Gorbett
Jim Otto
Laumer Corrigan Funeral Home


Congratulations to our Summerfest Contest Winners

Summerfest 2016 was jam-packed full of events and activities. We hope everyone enjoyed the experience. Below is a list of winners from all the competitive events at Summerfest.

Parade Float Contest:

1st Place:
Fairview Park Fine Arts and Theatre Association

2nd Place:
Greater Cleveland Young Marines

3rd Place:
Northeast Ohio Cosplay

Fairview Park Youth Association’s Cornhole Tournament:

Ron and Jeff

Dick Nicoloff Memorial Car Show:

Top 10 Cars:
1. Dan Straub
2. Tom Solomon
3. Chris Tabor
4. Joe Hess
5. Nick Kaurich
6. Ron Rucinski
7. Bob Kovacs
8. Pat and Doug Barcroft
9. Ken Gabel
10. Diane Maar

Kids Choice
Al and Sue Kowal

Committee Choice
Dan Yarovelk

Mayor’s Choice
Joe Kleinhenz

Spectator’s Choice
David Pilger

Best in Show
Bob Bentz

Pooch Parade:

Most Fabulous Trick
Breed: Mix

Most Stunning Small Dog
Sweetheart Jules
Breed: Pomeranian

Best Looking Big Dog
Tonka Gottschling
Breed: Akita / Mastiff

Most Awesome Costume
Sophie Garrity
Breed: Yorkie

Most Gorgeous Oldie
Nina Jules
Breed: Chihuahua

Agility Concourse
Betsy Deans
Breed: Corgi

Best in Show
Sweetheart Jules
Breed: Pomeranian

Cupcake Bake Off:

Best Spirit of Summerfest (Kids):
Ian Tempfli with Strawberry Creamcheese buttercream frosting and Fairview Logo

Best Spirit of Summerfest (Adults):
Holly Bartley with PB&J with Summerfest logo/popcorn/cotton candy decorations

Most Creative Design, Most Unique Flavor, and Best Overall Cupcake (Adult):
Sarah Hustler with Walking Banana Split Cupcakes

Most Creative Design (Kids):
Mia Karp with Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

Most Unique Flavor and Best Overall Cupcake (Kids):
Ian Tempfli with Strawberry with Creamcheese Butter Frosting

Pie Eating Contest:

Ages 8-12:
Daniel Grealis

Ages 13-17:
Jenna Sargent

Ages 18+:
Alex Williams

Cupcake Bake Off Location is Summerfest Tent

The location of the Cupcake Bake Off, scheduled to take place Sunday, July 10 at 10:30 am, is the Summerfest Tent. The Summerfest Tent is located along the main concourse next to the press box/concession stand.

The Bake Off location was incorrectly reported in the Summerfest Pocket Guide available online and in hard copy at Bohlken Park.

Last Minute Reminders for Summerfest 2016

Summerfest 2013The primary location for parking is Westgate Shopping Center. The Bohlken Park parking lot accessible via West 210th Street is not available to Summerfest visitors.

Remember to share any photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #FPSummerfest.

Being that Summerfest is outdoors, most events are weather permitting and may experience delays and/or cancellation. Visit the Summerfest Facebook and Twitter pages for real time festival updates.

Questions? Contact the Summerfest Committee via e-mail or visit us at the Summerfest Tent at Bohlken Park, located along the main concourse next to the press box/concession stand.

Thanks again to our 31 fantastic Summerfest sponsors. Their generous support helps make Summerfest a reality each year.


Last Chance! Don’t Get Closed Out of Your Favorite Summerfest Events

13000217_1267095459970734_1548884857509520423_nThe 24th annual Fairview Park Summerfest kicks off tomorrow night, July 7. Our community festival is back better than ever in 2016 with fan favorite attractions like fireworks, a car show, and carnival rides, as well as new activities like a 9-hole putt putt course and a confidence course.

A number of events throughout the weekend require pre-registration to participate. If you desire to take part in any of the events below, please follow the links and pre-register before you get shut out.

Summerfest Parade: Click here
Friday, July 8 at 6:00 pm

Cornhole Tournament: Click here
Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 pm

Cupcake Bake-Off: Click here
Sunday, July 10 at 10:30 am

Pie Eating Contest: Click here
Sunday, July 10 at 11:30 am

The Dick Nicoloff Memorial Car Show does not require pre-registration, but if you are planning on bringing your automobile to participate, you certainly may sign up early. The entrance fee is $8 through Friday, $10 the day of the event. The event includes an awesome DJ, door prizes, Becker’s donuts, a Chinese raffle, TROPHIES, and much more! Net proceeds benefit the Fairview Park Municipal Foundation, which hosts and sponsors Summerfest. Only 110 cars can be accommodated.

As always, contact the Summerfest Committee with any and all questions.