I know it seems like forever, but Rochesterfest really isn't that far away! We all know and love the button contest, and this year's winner has a fantastic story.

2017 marks 35 years of Rochesterfest, and the theme is classic and simple. The new Rochesterfest theme is "35 Years Of Summer Fun".  Contestants were asked to design this year's button based on that idea.

35 entries were received for this contest. At least 1,400 people voted too!

Rochesterfest FB Page
Rochesterfest FB Page

Yeah, you can tell this was a tough competition! The photo above shows the Top 5, just in case you missed it on Facebook.

All of the buttons that were designed looked so good, but only one could win. This year's winner was...

WOW!! Big congratulations to Wes Duellman of Rochester! Rochesterfest Director Brent Ackerman explained that Wes is the Marketing and Business Relations Manager at Olmsted Medical Center. He even won this contest a few years back!

Ackerman adds, "He's a nice guy and obviously has some great graphic design skills too."

Wes will claim his $500 prize during the official button kickoff press conference at City Hall in early May. Way to go Wes! Rochesterfest is June 17th - 25th this year.

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