Marshfield’s Reunion Fest returns Saturday, July 1st at the Marshfield Community Center Reunion Field. The 12th annual event will begin at 5 p.m. and music will start at 5:30 p.m. through 11 p.m.
“We’re excited for this year’s event and hope to see everyone out for a night of fun,” said event organizer Lyndall Fraker. “This has become such a great thing for our community and it’s always fun to see everybody out enjoying themselves in one place.”
This year’s live music lineup includes MHS band The Jetz, The Isaac Kenneth Band and White Oak Revival.
Admission is $10 per person and all are welcome, whether they attended Marshfield Schools or not.
High School students are welcome for the first time this year to support the Jetz for $5 with a student ID.
So far, Fraker says several classes are expected to attend for their class reunion celebrations, including the Class of ’73, ’83 and ’93. Food trucks will also be available at the reunion, including Marshfield’s Fat Boys BBQ.
The Reunion Fest began 12 years ago as the Class of 1977, Fraker’s graduating class, planned their 35th anniversary gathering. According to Fraker, the classes above and below them wanted to join in and they got a few live bands to play, which started the annual tradition. The event awards one Outstanding Alumni recipient each year, which is expected to be announced ahead of the event.
“It’s been a great way to recognize the people who came from MHS and helps classes plan their reunions and it makes things a whole lot easier as far as setting up and tearing down goes,” Fraker explained. “We do have 20x20 tents available for those who don’t want to bring them for a minimal fee. And with the food trucks and band, they don’t have to plan for catering or entertainment. It saves them a lot of work.”
Crowds up to 500 have gathered on Reunion Field for the festival previously to listen to music, reconnect with old friends and watch fireworks. This year, a firework show will take place directly after White Oak Revival’s set.
“The last few years we’ve had to somewhat deal with a pandemic but that’s all behind us now. Since we’re having this on July 1 this year, there shouldn’t be any other conflicts with community events going on and we expect a large crowd,” Fraker added. “We do have the gym open for the event, which is air conditioned now in case folks feel like it’s a little too hot earlier in the evening. It should be a good time for everyone.”
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