top of page

Hosted by  Marysville Strawberry Festival
Marysville, WA 

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Marysville, Washington and the Northwest Festival Hosting Group Conference. Although we have moved to a two day event due to scheduling challenges, we have some exciting things planned for you. As Chairperson of the Conference please contact me if I can do anything to make this experience enjoyable and meaningful to you. Conference Cost is $55 per person plus Friday dinner on your own with someone from the group.  Make checks payable to Maryfest, PO Box 855, Marysville, WA 98270.  

Deadline to register for conference is January 20, 2023.

Hotel is Home2Suites by Hilton, 4070 116th St NE, Marysville, WA 360-722-3600. When making reservations ask for the NWFH conference block.

Conference contact information is Gail Frost, 206-777-5282 or

Conference Schedule

Friday, January 27th

2:00 - 6:00 pm Check-in and Hospitality Room open

6:00 pm - No host dinner - incoming Presidents are encouraged to go together

8::30-11:00 pm - Hospitality Room open

Saturday, January 28th

8:30-9:00am Check-in with hotel continental breakfast

9:00am Welcome and Introductions – Gail Frost

9:30am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Eric Corning, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Seafair

"What Next?" He will discuss issues including event costs, safety, security and how to be relevant for the future in events.

10:30 - 11:30 Topic Discussion - TBA

Introduced by "Gary Stenberg, Past Commandant 2022 & 2018, Seattle Seafair Commodores

12::00 - 1:30 pm Lunch provided

Afternoon schedule will be announced after January 7th

5:00 pm NWFHG Business Meeting 

Presided over by Marysville Strawberry Festival President Gail Frost

6:00 pm Marysville Historical Society - Italian Dinner

Agenda subject to change 

bottom of page