Hundreds came out to the first DirtFish SummerFest event. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Hundreds came out to the first DirtFish SummerFest event. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

DirtFish hosts their first SummerFest community event

Hundreds came out to DirtFish headquarters in Snoqualmie for the first ever SummerFest event.

Hundreds came out to DirtFish headquarters in Snoqualmie on July 7 for the first ever SummerFest event.

After finding success with previous community events in 2017, DirtFish wanted to begin a new series of summer event that would be able to draw in people from around the region to come out to the site and to the Valley.

Trevor Wert, media manager at DirtFish, said the company wanted to continue using their property to bring the community together around cars.

“We have this property and we don’t have to pay rent. We could invite people out without having to charge them and it’s good way to bring more people to the Valley and bring more people to our property,” he said.

The event featured a judged car show, several high end cars and F4 cars, and a raffle to win a chance to be driven around the DirtFish course by a professional rally driver. Vendors also had several booths set up selling their products and services to attendees. Atomic Helicopters returned to DirtFish and ran helicopter rides down to Snoqualmie Falls all day.

The raffle also doubled as a charity fundraiser for five of DirtFish’s non-profit partners which include Seattle Humane Society, Encompass, Pushing Boundaries, Conservation Northwest, and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.

With the amount of success DirtFish has seen with their events, Wert said that DirtFish plans to make the SummerFest a recurring festival every year.

“It’s something we definitely want to turn into an annual thing,” he said. “Make it bigger and involve the community.”

DirtFish’s F4 cars were on display right in front of the main office at SummerFest. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

DirtFish’s F4 cars were on display right in front of the main office at SummerFest. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Atomic Helicopters provided rides to attendees of the event all day. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Atomic Helicopters provided rides to attendees of the event all day. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A McLaren 720S and Porsche GT3RS were on display as people entered the festival. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A McLaren 720S and Porsche GT3RS were on display as people entered the festival. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

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