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

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 $1.1 MILLION DONATED!

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

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 Promotion Volunteer Board of Directors

Kim-Com Promotion, 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 Paperfest.


  • President – Matthew Boots, DC (Boots Chiropractic)
  • Vice President – Jeremy Biese (Biese Painting)
  • Treasurer – Vicki Powers (Appleton Area School District)
  • Secretary – Kevin Boots, DC (Boots Chiropractic)


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

•  Sponsorship     • Marketing & Promotion     •  Volunteer     •  Grounds Crew

•  Kids Games & Activities     •  Finance


  • Jordan Bayorgeon (Schneider)
  • Rylie Biese (Marty’s Place)
  • James Boots, DC (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)
  • Vicki Tessen (Village of Harrison)


Join the Paperfest Committee and positively impact the community! We are always looking for creative and driven individuals who like to have fun volunteering while planning the free-admission community festival. Share your passions and tallents – anything from amateur photographer to marketing guru, or music fanatic to sports enthusiasts. Join our team today!

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 $100,000 for the local non-profit organizations.