September 28 & 29, 2019 - 10am-6pm, Palmetto Ave. in Pacifica

Annual Fog Fest Essay Contest

Stay tuned for 2019 contest information!


The Fog Fest Essay Contest seeks to encourage Creative Writing Skills for Fog Fest Fans of all Ages. The Topic is simply “Fog Fest”. Themes could include “Why I Like Fogfest”, “My Favorite Fog Fest Memories”, “How Fog Fest Changed my Life”….or any other Fog Fest Related Topic.

The Essay needs to be a minimum of 500 words, and a maximum of 1000 words. The contest is open to any person, any age. Deadline for entries is September 15, 2018. Entries are to be submitted to:

Award for Best Essay is $100, contributed by a contest sponsor and/or Fog Fest Organizing Group. Up to Three “Runner Up Awards” will be awarded, in the amount of $25.00. Entries will be judged by a subcommittee of the Fog Fest Organizing Group and one “Celebrity Judge”. Winning essay will be published on the Fog Fest Website, Fog Fest Facebook Page, and possibly the Pacifica Tribune, on September 26th issue.

The winner is invited to read their essay and receive their prize on Sunday morning at the Main Stage during the Festival. Entries can be submitted via e-mail, on a Word document, or even handwritten. Please include your full name, address and best telephone number and/or e-mail address to reach you. Questions? Please contact Contest Coordinator Vicki Sundstrom at 


Essay Contest Winners 2018

Oh! What a Parade – Essay by Kimberly Schultz

Kimberly Schultz lives in Fairmont, she won the $100 prize for best essay, in the first annual Fog Fest Essay Contest 2018.        “You want me to what?” I asked my daughter’s dance teacher.         “I want you and your daughter to walk in the parade at the FogFest,” she responded nonchalantly.         Now don’t get me wrong! I love a parade… from the sidelines, though!         “Ohhh-kaaaa,” I hesitantly agreed. And boy, was I in for an adventure!           Every year since we started dating and right up until welcoming our two daughters, my husband and I have joined in on…

Fog Fest: A Unique Pacifica Celebration – Essay by Erik Piro

Erik Piro from Pacifica won second place in the first annual Essay Contest 2018. Fog…it’s a mysterious phenomenon of nature.  Sometimes it rolls into Pacifica quickly, while at other times it slowly creeps in from afar.  It hugs our coastal shores, hangs in the valleys, and other times lingers around for a few more minutes than anticipated.  It’s a friend to some people and a foe to others. However, one thing that fog is to everyone is a cause for celebration every September during the Pacific Coast Fog Fest! People are amazed at how fog is celebrated during Fog Fest…


Celebrating 34 Years September 28 & 29, 2019

10am - 6pm on Palmetto Ave. in Pacifica.
Admission is Free!

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