“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 boon 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 $525,000 to date (half a million)! FFOG has also created a Gift to Pacifica Fund, which at this moment holds over $18.000 (over the years $2000 has been spent: a painting displayed at the Pacifica Community Center).
Participating Community Groups for 2011: Ocean Shore School PTO, Pacifica Friends of the Library, Oceana High School PTSA, Pacifica 4-H Club, Vallemar School PTO, Pacifica Music Club, Good Shepherd School, Nu Master, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Order of Eastern Star, Del Mar Chapter, St. Edmunds Epsicopal Church , Xi Beta Zeta, Pacificans CARE, Jobs Daughters International, AAUW Pacifica, Pacifica Girl Scouts Association, IBL Middle School PTO , Boy Scout Pack # 9, Sanchez Art Center, Ortega PTO, Mizpah Fellowship, Boy Scouts Troop # 264, Camino Real California Council of Beta Sigma Phi, Rotary Club of Pacifica, Pacifica Girls Softball League , Pedro Point Community Association, Boy Scouts Troop # 29, Parents of Coastside Adventurers, Boy Scouts Troop # 74, Preceptor Kappa Lambda, Sunset Ridge PTA, Laureate Zeta Xi, Terra Nova Athletics , Pacifica Spindrift Players, Pacifica Performances, Pacifica School of Performing Arts, Coastside Amateur Radio Club, Pacifica Police Explorers Post # 126, Pacifica Resource Center, PCT Channel 26, Pacifica Beach Coalition, TNHS Volleyball Team, Oceana High School Europe Interim, Oceana High School Sojourn, and Ocean Shore School Environmental Living Program.
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.
Fog Fest Board, President
Fog Fest Board, Vice President
Fog Fest Board, Past President, Entertainment
Fog Fest Board, Past President, Souvenirs
Fog Fest Board, Treasurer
Fog Fest Board, Secretary
Fog Fest Board, Sponsorships
Fog Fest Board, Contests
Fog Fest Board, Parade Co-Chair
Fog Fest Board, Entertainment Committee co-chair
Fog Fest Board, Logistics
Mary Ann Nihart
City Council Liaison
Chamber of Commerce Liaison