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Welcome to Earth Fair 2015

Thanks for stopping by to learn about St. Clair County’s largest and liveliest Earth Day celebration! Bring your friends and family to beautiful Goodells County Park on April 24 & 25, or get there by hopping on our free shuttle. Admission, parking and activities are FREE thanks to our sponsors.

By blending together demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, artisans, and activities Earth Fair focuses on raising the level and capacity of environmental stewards to the 6,000 visitors that take part in this large-scale event each year. We are passionate about creating an environment at Earth Fair that's fun for everyone; visitors from young to old learn how their actions impact our local environment and the significant role we play in the health of our economy and ecosystem. We’re inspiring and challenging citizens to find alternatives to energy, transportation, food, homes and gardens so they may create a better earth because as we all know, our environment is a direct reflection on how we live.

Your adventure into a celebration of Earth Day begins at the gate where you will be assisted with parking and given a guide to the events and activities. Children are given an Earth Fair bingo card with a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes. Don’t forget spending money because Earth Fair can be a significant source of funding for the small non-profits and local businesses so if you want to do some shopping you can be sure your money is staying local. Plan on starting early for a fun-filled day at Earth Fair!

 

Check out our new promo video Earth Fair: It’s a Blue Water Thing



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Earth Fair News

// Free Water Well Testing –The St. Clair Conservation District is sponsoring a free domestic drinking water well nitrate/nitrate screening. Those that wish to have their personal well water tested should bring their water samples to the Tree Sale booth. The form should be filled out in advance. Download the form or visit www.sanilaccd.org

// Volunteers Needed – Events like ours don't happen without individuals like you stepping forward! You can play a vital role in fulfilling our mission to offer the community sustainable information. It takes 150 volunteers to help make Earth Fair an enormous success. There are many different tasks available in 2 or 3-hour shifts depending on your interest. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt!    Download 2015 Volunteer Form

// T-shirts, Buttons, Stickers and Bags – Limited quantities are available – get them while they last!

// Donate a Door Prize! Please include the retail value and a brief description of the prize. Entries will be taken at the gate and announced throughout the Fair.

// Downloads

2015 Official Flyer

 Press Release - 04/10/15
 Press Release - 01/12/15

 2015 Registration Packet
 2015 Sponsorship Form

Tree & Plant Order Form

School Field Trip Guidelines

Family Bingo Card - Print and bring this with you to Earth Fair for a chance to win a prize!

 

Free Shuttle 

Ditch your vehicle in the spirit of Earth Day! With help from Blue Water Area Transit, we are challenging Earth Fair visitors to reduce their carbon footprint and take advantage of our free shuttle. On Saturday only, two shuttles will run non-stop between the Vantage Point Maritime Center in Port Huron, Vinckier Foods in Wadhams, and Goodells County Park.

Shuttle riders receive an exclusive Earth Fair pin-on button, which doubles as a bus ticket and a coupon for receiving discounts at Earth Fair. It pays to be green! The first shuttle departs the southern end of the Vantage Point parking lot at 10am on Saturday –– the last shuttle leaves Goodells County Park at 4pm. Saturday Only.

 

Entertainment   ***Click here for the Workshop Schedule***

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Michigan Mammals Show

The Howell Nature Center is bringing their Michigan Mammals program to Earth Fair. This presentation features live mammals that reside in Michigan, the habitats in which they are found, as well as a selection of skins and skulls. This show is designed to not only teach about wildlife, but to inspire appreciation and respect of our natural world. There will be two 45-minute shows on Saturday at 11:00am and 1:00pm at the Main Stage. The shows are general seating and open to all ages.

**Saturday Only**

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Michigan Native Butterfly House

With the Butterfly House we are bringing a memorable and unique experience to Earth Fair! Experience the joy of walking among live butterflies and enjoy their beauty as they fly inside a screened enclosure and even hand feed the butterflies. Learn about butterflies in all stages of their development, butterfly habitat and conservation through hands-on displays. Visitors will be able to purchase their own butterfly kits to continue learning at home. This event is free, thanks to the generosity of the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County.

**Saturday Only**

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Tree and Shrub Sale

The St. Clair Conservation District is selling a variety of bare-root evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs, hardwoods and native wildflowers during Earth Fair. Orders can be placed in advance or a limited supply will be available on-site. Please contact them directly by phone 810-984-3001 x5 or visit their website.

Download Tree & Plant Order Form

**Friday and Saturday**

Village

Historical Village Tours

Stroll through the beautiful restored buildings on the Historical Village grounds. Wales Historical Society members will be offering tours of five buildings - The Columbus Bible Church (1860), Mudge Log Cabin (1863) Murphy/Ryan Farmhouse (1872), Lynn Township School (1885) and the C.C. Peck Bank (1908). The Village is within easy walking distance from the Earth Fair buildings and accessible on paved pathways.

**Friday and Saturday**

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Sheepshank Sam

Meet Sheepshank Sam, a teller of tall tales and old time lumberjack from Michigan’s northern wilderness. Participants will learn how trees were felled, cut into logs, skidded out of the woods, and floated down the river to the sawmill. Try your hand at cutting wood with a 4’ cross-cut saw!

**Friday and Saturday**

Workshops

Workshops

Join us every half hour at Columbus Bible Church in the Historical Village for entertaining and educational workshops. Workshops are 20-minutes long, general seating, and open to all ages. Attend one of the workshops to be entered to win exciting prizes!

**Friday and Saturday**

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL SCHEDULE

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Trash Audit

Returning for the second year in a row, dig in with us on Saturday at 10am! So, what’s a trash audit anyways? The purpose is to document how much and what types of waste 6,000 visitors generate during our 2-day event. We can’t “reduce, reuse, recycle” unless we know what’s there and we want to pass on what we learn to you. We need your help! Meet us in the West Barn at 10am on Saturday. Volunteers choose a free t-shirt or bag!

**Saturday Only**


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Get Up, Get Out

At our new outdoor area led by Camp Cavell Conservancy, families, children and friends can unplug from technology and exercise their right to reconnect with nature. See what we have to offer by spending some time outdoors and participating in good old-fashioned fun.

**Friday and Saturday**


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Free Trolley Rides

Jump on our tractor-pulled trolley in the Main Stage area and go for a ride through the Historical Village. The Trolley also makes stops at the parking lots, restrooms, and playground. Ride as often as you like!

**Friday and Saturday**


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Face Painting

Stop by our face painting area in the Visitor's Center to choose one of our special “Earth Day” images for your cheek.

**Saturday Only
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Workshops & Presentations

Join us every half hour at the Columbus Bible Church in the Historical Village for entertaining and educational workshops. Workshops are 20-minutes long, general seating, and open to all ages.

Friday Workshops
TIME TITLE DESCRIPTION ORGANIZATION
11:00 AM Is it up to me to keep it clean? Is it up to me to keep it clean? Earth Learning Adventures
11:30 AM Energy choices and you How every day choices shape our energy future Clean Water Action
12:30 PM Backyard honey bees Learn how to become a beekeeper Pine River Beekeeping Club
1:00 PM Pollinators Learn how you can help pollinators Master Gardeners of SCC
1:30 PM Birds - "I View" and Hear What birds did I hear today? Blue Water Audubon Society
 
Saturday Workshops
TIME TITLE DESCRIPTION ORGANIZATION
11:00 AM Seed to seal promise Committement of pure and potent oils Young Living Essential Oils
11:30 AM Ride Blue, Go Green Learn about the bus system and CNG fuel Blue Water Area Transit
12:00 PM Pollinators and You Learn how you can help pollinators Master Gardeners of SCC
12:30 PM Backyard honey bees Learn how to become a beekeeper Pine River Beekeeping Club
1:00 PM Creating a healthy home environment Find out if households toxins affect your health Shaklee
1:30 PM Petosky Stone Polishing Learn to polish Petosky stones Two Old Stoners
2:00 PM Love your lawn, Love your lake Watch the video with discussion afterward on healthy lawns, communities and watersheds.
*Special one-hour presentation.
Blue Water Sierra Club
3:00 PM Energy choices and you How every day choices shape our energy future Sierra Club

 

Thank You Earth Fair Sponsors!

Cargill DTE Domtar Andersen Renewal MGOSCC SEMCO Blue Water Transit St. Clair Packaging Chris's Bunnies Efficiency United


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