Norwell: Sights from Summer Fest

Hundreds of people gathered for the second edition of Summer Fest on Main Street in Norwell.

The festival featured pop-up shops, food trucks, and two stages for live bands.

“I really love all the little shops here, I like how people make all their own things,” said Norwell resident Caitlyn Fitzsimmons, who was walking with her friends, Abby Greene and Abby Carney.

“I love all the free stuff too,” added Fitzsimmons.

For event founders, Kristen Jervey and Kera Kirchner, it’s the culmination of over a year of work and fundraising.

“There’s been a lot of people helping and working together, and without them we wouldn’t have Summer Fest,” said Jervey.

But for Jervey, her favorite part is seeing it all come together

“I love seeing all the families and people of all ages coming to the center, meeting their neighbors, and just enjoying a great day in this great town we live in,” she said.

Up and down Main Street had stalls set up for local organizations and businesses.

One end of Main Street featured a petting zoo with animals from Jim Nielsen’s Seagate Farm.

At the other end? Inflatable obstacle courses and a live performance from the NHS Jazz Band.

“There’s a lot of really talented artisans in our town, I’ve met a couple of people that make items – I had no idea they did that,” said Holly Wenger, a member of the Norwell Recycling Committee.

“It’s a bonding experience, town-wide,” added Carole McCarthy.

Just after Central Street on Main, crowds started to fill in. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Just after Central Street on Main, crowds started to fill in. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Lenny Coppenrath heads a pie towards his daughter, Emily, at their station to benefit the Special Olympics. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Lenny Coppenrath heads a pie towards his daughter, Emily, at their station to benefit the Special Olympics. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

It took a team effort to get this hat down the street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

It took a team effort to get this hat down the street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Chevelle was sheepish when asked for comment. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Chevelle was sheepish when asked for comment. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Whitman resident, Lexi Lagrotteria, walks one of the sheep from Seagate Farm. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Whitman resident, Lexi Lagrotteria, walks one of the sheep from Seagate Farm. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Obstacle courses and a stage were the attraction near the center of Main Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Obstacle courses and a stage were the attraction near the center of Main Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Food trucks and a petting zoo capped one end of Main Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Food trucks and a petting zoo capped one end of Main Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Hundreds of people attended Summer Fest. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Hundreds of people attended Summer Fest. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Not far from the main stage, a lease for a MINI Cooper was being raffled off. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Not far from the main stage, a lease for a MINI Cooper was being raffled off. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

After the festival opened at 2, it didn't take long for people to pack Main Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

After the festival opened at 2, it didn’t take long for people to pack Main Street. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.


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About Lenny Rowe

Lenny Rowe is one of the newest additions to the WATD News team. He grew up in Pembroke and was an intern at WATD in 2012. A 2016 graduate from Suffolk University, Lenny left the City of Boston and now lives in Rockland. Lenny has covered both news and sports, from the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Outside of WATD, Lenny covers high school sports for The Boston Globe. Lenny can be reached at Lenny.Rowe30@Gmail.com