Kim-Com Promotions


Since 1989, the Kim-Com Promotions team works year-round to plan the annual Paperfest event. Made up of dedicated volunteers from throughout the Fox Cities, the directors are driven to provide the community with a free-admission event with something for the whole family to enjoy through a variety of activities and live music options.

Named after the booming paper industry that brought life to the Fox River Valley, Paperfest is a reminder of the history our community shares. The four-day event draws upwards of 35,000 people from across Northeast Wisconsin each year with an annual economic impact estimated around $1 million.

The music is great and the beer is cold – the best part is the proceeds from Paperfest are donated back into the community. Supported entirely by volunteers, each volunteer is encouraged to dedicate their hours to a local charitable organization of choice. OVER $1 MILLION DONATED!

While attending Paperfest may be free, creating a festival of this quality is not. Thanks to the dedicated committee members, countless volunteers, and generous sponsors Paperfest is able to remain free for the community while providing some of the best live music available in Northeast Wisconsin. Interested volunteers, nonprofits, and sponsors are invited to contact

Interested in supporting Paperfest as a sponsor, click here to learn more or email:

Looking to donate to Paperfest and support free-admission and local nonprofits, click here:

Kim-Com Promotions Volunteer Board of Directors

Kim-Com Promotions, LTD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by James Boots, DC and Dennis Smits. Our board of directors are unpaid volunteers working plan a quality event each year and to ensure the future sustainability of the Paperfest.


  • President – James Boots, DC (Boots Chiropractic)
  • Vice President – Matthew Boots, DC (Boots Chiropractic)
  • Treasurer – Vicki Powers (Appleton Area School District)
  • Secretary – Vicki Tessen (Village of Harrison)


•  Music & Entertainment     •  Sports (Per Each Event)     •  Food & Beverage

•  Sponsorship     • Marketing & Promotion     •  Volunteer     •  Grounds Crew

•  Kids Games & Activities     •  Finance


  • Jordan Bayorgeon
  • Jeremy Biese (Biese Painting)
  • Rylie Biese (Marty’s Place)
  • Kevin Boots (Boots Chiropractic)
  • Kimberly Boots (WIPFLI)
  • Sarah Catallano (Boots Chiropractic)
  • Evan Freimuth (Venture Wisconsin)
  • Racquel Giese (Village of Combined Locks)
  • Pam LaPlant
  • Julianne Oswald
  • Paul Oswald
  • Lori Reed
  • Dennis Smits (Interiors on Madison)

Mission Statement

Paperfest is a fun, community driven festival featuring fun for all ages through music, food, sports, family fun and much more! Proceeds from Paperfest are donated back into the community through various charitable organizations in the Fox Valley.

Paperfest strengthens our community by utilizing the expertise and generosity of volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

The Paperfest planning committee is comprised of multiple subcommittees all working together to make sure this event runs smoothly.

Community Roots

Paperfest is all about community! From the volunteers to the generous partners, the community comes together to have a great time and the proceeds are donated to local charitable organizations.

Over the past 30+ years, Paperfest has donated over $1,000,000 to more than 75 nonprofit, civic, and service organizations. Volunteer organizations are paid out an hourly rate for their services at Paperfest. This means the more the organization works, the more money they make.

Our goal is to provide a fun, family friendly, community festival as well as donate over $50,000 for the local non-profit organizations.