The sweet scent of caramel corn, the screams of people on the latest ride and the songs of mermaids fill the warm summer air at Pixiefest.
In the late 1940s a restaurant named Pixie Kitchen opened in the Wecoma Beach town, which would one day become part of Lincoln City. Pixie Kitchen became a children’s wonderland, featuring animatronics, funhouse mirrors and all-you-can-eat family meals. Pixie Kitchen went on to inspire Pixieland, a theme park north of Lincoln City in 1969, and featured Little Toot the steam engine, a log flume ride and old timey melodramas in the Opera House. Eventually Pixieland, and then Pixie Kitchen, closed its doors.
In 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City created Pixiefest—a two-day festival celebration of the historic quirkiness of Pixieland and Pixie Kitchen. Highlighting the magic of childhood with a focus on preserving our local history, Pixiefest has rides, entertainment, and meals and recipes from the menu of Pixie Kitchen.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Pixiefest Website.