Experience Ridgefield returns on Sept. 10

The festivities also include craft vendors, informational kiosks, and various local food vendors. Photo courtesy Ridgefield School District
The festivities also include craft vendors, informational kiosks, and various local food vendors. Photo courtesy Ridgefield School District

Experience Ridgefield features a multitude of family-friendly activities

Area residents are invited to get ready for some old-fashioned, small-town fun as Ridgefield School District prepares to celebrate Ridgefield’s proud past, prosperous present and promising future at Experience Ridgefield. The annual community carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 10 at the Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center (RACC) at 510 Pioneer Street in downtown Ridgefield.  

Experience Ridgefield features a multitude of family-friendly activities including a game truck, an inflatable bouncy house, a rock climbing wall, face painting, potato sack races, and a selfie photo booth. The festivities also include craft vendors, informational kiosks, and various local food vendors serving up scrumptious snacks, meals and beverages. 

Experience Ridgefield features a multitude of family-friendly activities. Photo courtesy Ridgefield School District
Experience Ridgefield features a multitude of family-friendly activities. Photo courtesy Ridgefield School District

Ridgefield School District is grateful to title sponsor IQ Credit Union for its support this year. This will be the district’s sixth year hosting the popular event. Additional supporting sponsors include ABM Industries, R&C Management Group, and Neil Daly’s State Farm Insurance. 

Experience Ridgefield was born from a concept developed by students in grades 4-12 serving on Dr. Nathan McCann’s Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC) in 2015. When school board members sought ideas for a district-hosted event that would bring the community together, the SSAC came up with the highly-interactive, carnival-like event designed to represent everything that makes Ridgefield unique and capture everything that they love about their community. Appropriately, they named their event Experience Ridgefield.   

The students took the lead in creating and planning the event, and their marketing and promotional work brought in more than 40 vendors. Their efforts launched the first Experience Ridgefield event in September 2016 at Ridgefield High School, and it was a phenomenal success.

Activities include a game truck, an inflatable bouncy house, a rock climbing wall, face painting, potato sack races, and a selfie photo booth. Photo courtesy Ridgefield School District
Activities include a game truck, an inflatable bouncy house, a rock climbing wall, face painting, potato sack races, and a selfie photo booth. Photo courtesy Ridgefield School District

“I’m so proud of all the creativity and planning put in by the students in developing an annual event that celebrates the spirit and pride of this amazing community,” said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District’s superintendent.  “As always, we are grateful for the generosity of our partnering sponsors and the many local businesses, civic groups and public entities who continue to support Experience Ridgefield each year.”

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an event sponsor, contact Dani Taylor at danielle.taylor@ridgefieldsd.org for more information.

Vendors interested in reserving a space at the event can access an online application at https://www.ridgefieldsd.org/page/experience-ridgefield

Information provided by Ridgefield School District.


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Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson
2 months ago

Hopefully the mosquitoes will be better by then

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