Current Projects

The Foundation’s projects include an  assortment of community improvement projects designed to increase and enhance long-term stability of our community and its service organizations and businesses.  We welcome your support.

Ongoing Projects for our Local Community & Visitors

Hagerman Valley News:  The Foundation provides a monthly Community Newsletter mailed free of charge to every address in Hagerman, Bliss and Wendell, approximately 3750 homes.  It combines business ads and calendar with news from our many community organizations such as the National Park Service, our State Parks, Library, Schools, Churches, Senior Center, Fire Department, City Government, the Food Bank, Obituaries, Nonprofit Committees, Festivals & Markets and the Foundation.  We welcome newsletter sponsors to ease the burden of advertising for our nonprofits and community organizations.


Summer Farmers Market:  2017 was the first Farmers Market Hagerman has ever held, with over 2000 attendees and 50 vendors involved.  In 2018 the Farmers Market became a fixture every Sunday from 11-4, June through September, drawing vendors and attendees from throughout Magic Valley.   The Foundation works hard to bring a  different theme of activity to each Market drawing a wide variety of visitors in addition to the great and growing variety of vendors.


In keeping with its Mission Statement, the Foundation now sponsors 6 Winter Festivals designed to support the community and its businesses with visitors.

February:  Blues Music Festival

Blues Music Festival Program

For each event, the Foundation produces a commemorative program featuring the entertainment plus the vendors displaying their wares.  The back cover incudes a map of Hagerman & Bliss food and lodging.


March:  Western Cowboy Roundup

Western Cowboy Roundup Program

For each event, the Foundation produces a commemorative program featuring the entertainment plus the vendors displaying their wares.  The back cover incudes a map of Hagerman & Bliss food and lodging.


April:  Antique Market & Show

Antique Market & Show Program


May:  Hagerman Bird Festival

Hagerman Bird Festival Program


October:  Fossil Day Parade. The Foundation brought back a tradition in 2017 that has been missing for several years!  The excitement and involvement was amazing, with 25 parade entries, over 200 people involved in the parade, and 600 in the city park for the after parade festivities including live singing and dancing performances.  A great tradition has been brought back to life to stay!






December:  Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas Extravaganza Program


Sculpture Garden in City Park:  The Foundation is dedicated to reviving our artist community in as sustainable a way as possible.  The Hagerman art revival has begun with two sculptures on display in Hagerman City Park crafted by renowned local artist Mark Stasz.  These pieces are for sale through the  Foundation, and when sold, will be replaced with more wonderful art for a constant sculpture garden in the city park.


Experience Works Employment for our Seniors:  The Foundation, as an approved  partner with a federal grant program called Experience Works, provides part-time employment opportunities for low-income, unemployed people 55 years of age or older who meet specific income and residence requirements.  This brings valuable paid assistance to the Foundation’s efforts at no cost to the Foundation, while providing increased income for residents and the local businesses they patronize.  Truly this is a win-win-win for the entire community!




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2020 Coming Events!
Feb 8: Contest Music Festival
Mar 13-15: Antique Market
Apr 24-26: Bird Festival

June-Sept: Farmers Markets
11-4 Every Sunday

Oct 9-10: Oktoberfest
Nov 6-8: Xmas Extravaganza

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