About The Pacific Coast Fog Fest
“The Pacific Coast Fog Fest was originally produced by a professional festival planner under the auspices of the City of Pacifica. After eight years, the City relinquished their production rights to a coalition of individuals from local non-profit organizations who formed the production company Pacifica Festivals, Inc. They produced the Fog Fest for six years before deciding to disband.
At that point, a group of community-minded citizens who didn’t want to see the Fog Fest die, came together to form the Fog Fest Organizing Group (FFOG). The first year, 2000, was a little lean since FFOG had to start with zero funds in order to come up with enough to produce the festival. Fund raising was done and seed money was contributed from throughout the community. In the years that have followed, we have experienced an enormous increase in Sponsorship contributions, which has been a major boom to the success of the Fog Fest.
All proceeds from the festival each year are given back to the community groups who participate. Every year the total number of groups who benefit from this is a little over 40 and they have been awarded a total of over $659,000 to date! FFOG has also created a Gift to Pacifica Fund, which at this moment holds over $20,000,(over the years, $3,500 has been spent on a painting hung in our community center in 2005 and a bench placed at Rotary Plaza in 2012).
Here is a list of the 2012 Participating Community Groups that Fog Fest donated to:
Food Booths – Ocean Shore School PTO, Oceana High School PTSA, Vallemar School PTO, Good Shepherd School, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Order of Eastern Star, Del Mar Chapter, St. Edmunds Epsicopal Church, Xi Beta Zeta, Jobs Daughters International, Pacifica Girl Scouts Association, IBL Middle School PTO, Boy Scout Pack # 9, Ortega PTO. Beverage Booths - Mizpah Fellowship, Camino Real California Council of Beta, Sigma Phi, Rotary Club of Pacifica, Pacifica Girls Softball League, Pedro Point Community Association, Parents of Coastside Adventurers, Preceptor Kappa Lambda, Epsilon Theta Master, Terra Nova Softball, Pacifica Spindrift Players, Pacifica School of Performing Arts. Food Carts – Pacifica Friends of the Library, Pacifica 4-H Club, Pacifica Music Club, Nu Master. Parking – Boy Scouts Troop # 29, Boy Scouts Troop # 74, Sunset Ridge PTA. Souvenirs – Pacificans CARE, AAUW Pacifica. Arts Corner – Sanchez Art Center. Finance Committee – Pacifica Performances. Security Assistants – Pacifica Police Explorers Post #126. Publicity – PCT Channel 26. Radio Communication – Coastside Amateur Radio Club. Facility – Pacifica Resource Center. Go Green – Oceana High School Sojourn, Oceana High School Europe Interim. Kiddy Attractions – Ocean Shore School Environmental Living Program, Pacifica United Pioneers Soccer Team. Ice – Boy Scout Troop # 264.
There’s always a desire and a need for new people to join the board in order to keep ideas fresh and to share the work load. If you hadn’t previously thought about how you could be involved with Fog Fest, please do consider joining now.
2013 Fog Fest Organizing Board:
Vice President, PR/Marketing/Website
Secretary, Parade Co-Chair
Treasurer, Community Groups Chair
Immediate Past President
Souvenirs, Kiddy Events, Past President
Entertainment Committee Chair
Entertainment Committee Co-Chair
Block Captain Chair
City of Paciica Council Liaison
Mary Ann Nihart, Mayor Pro-Tem
Pacifica Chamber of Commerce Liaison
Courtney Conlon, CEO