The Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council is returning with an exciting project to boost the visibility of The Marmalade and the organizations operating within this historic part of the city.
This fall, on Saturday, September 23rd, we will be hosting the second annual— Marmalade Jam Fest. The idea is to create an event that will highlight the neighborhood’s long and colorful history of fruit trees as well as the delicious products created from that fruit.
The center of activity will be at Warm Springs Park. We’ll run from 10 am until 6 pm, with activities to include:
• Fruit preserves competition – We’ll invite folks from the neighborhood and beyond to submit their favorite homemade jams, jellies, and preserves, with special recognition for products made with neighborhood-grown fruit. This will be a friendly competition, with a panel of judges selected from around the city.
• The Green Urban Lunchbox—Have you ever seen a 35-foot mobile greenhouse? Well, this is your chance! Learn about the endless opportunities for urban agriculture. Discover the Fruit Share program and learn how you can register your Marmalade fruit trees so others can benefit from the fruit you’re not harvesting.
• Food trucks—How could we call ourselves a festival without at least one food truck?
• Music from neighborhood musicians!
• Booth spaces—Here’s where you come in. Let your imagination run wild. How can you fit into this day? We would love to have as many local businesses represented as possible.
Vendors will receive a reserved space for a 10×10 tent. Cost: $50 ($25 refunded after event but forfeited for no shows). It is the vendor’s responsibility to contact the county tax commission to inform them of their participation in the event and to follow instructions given from the commission. Food vendors must inform the state health department and follow instructions from the department.
Peach level ($2000): Free booth space, entrance placement of your banner, your ad and special recognition in the on- line CHNC Newsletter and one-year website presence
Apricot level ($1000): Free booth space, stage placement of your banner, your ad and special recognition in the on- line CHNC Newsletter and six-month web presence
Quince level ($500): Free booth space, placement of your banner, Quince-level recognition in the on- line CHNC Newsletter
Almond level ($250): Free booth space, Almond-level recognition in the CHNC Newsletter
Currant level ($100): Free booth space, recognition in the on- line CHNC Newsletter
Pourers will be reserved space in our beer garden. Cost: $400 ($100 refunded after event, but forfeited for no shows).
Musicians receive 30 – 60 minutes of stage time. Stipend: $100 to be paid after the event.
All participants can register by filling out this form. Upon receipt of your form, we will send you an invoice for respective cost.
Please contact me to discuss how your organization can be involved. Different organization models will fit differently into the 2016 Marmalade Jam Fest, so feel free to give me a call to discuss the possibilities. I’d be delighted to brainstorm some ideas with you.
Your Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council Engagement Committee
Contact: Jack Winward
Engagement Committee Chair