Summerfest is hosted and funded by a non-profit organization, the Fairview Park Municipal Foundation. A committee, made up of dedicated volunteers, ensure this multi-day festival is carefully planned with many family friendly fun-filled activities.
The funds for Summerfest are generated by business sponsorships and personal donations, and from the small profit generated by carnival ride ticket sales and vendor booth rentals. Festival expenses include entertainment; fireworks; table, chair, and tent rentals; safety and service personnel; and restroom supplies.
The Fairview Park Summerfest was founded in 1992 by Norm Bringman, Bill Minek, Jeanine Minek, and Richard Dunson. It built upon the historical Candy Parade.