Summerfest debuts July 8
The inaugural Marshfield Summerfest is set for next Sunday, and organizers hope it becomes a traditional event, like Heritage Days in Scituate. A parade featuring the Boston Crusaders Senior Drum and Bugle Corps will begin at Library Plaza at 11 a.m. and wind its way through the downtown area to Town Hall, according to Chris White, president of the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce. From noon until 6 p.m., the festival will offer carnival rides, food from carnival vendors and local businesses, live music, and craft tables. Festivities will revolve around Town Hall and the town green. Laurel Egan Kenny, first vice president of the chamber, said Summerfest is taking place near the start of the beach season to bring together year-round and returning summer residents, so they can welcome the season together. Merchants will probably have sidewalk sales that day, she said. The festival is being organized by Selectman John Hall, local businesses, and the chamber.