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Welcome to Earth Fair 2014

Thanks for stopping by to learn about St. Clair County’s largest and liveliest Earth Day celebration. This community event highlights the efforts of area businesses, local organizations, non-profits, and government agencies to make going green eco-easy!  Embracing new earth-friendly habits can be pretty overwhelming, but we present solutions in an eco-easy way to help simplify your life in no time. Pick up your free eco-easy button at Earth Fair. It’s a great way to remind yourself to keep things green all year round. And that’s just the way we like it.
 
Earth Fair is more than a two-day extravaganza; it is a catalyst for ongoing education, action and change. Admission and activities are FREE, thanks to our sponsors. We offer eco-smart choices for your budget and good-for-you organics by blending artisans, entertainers, demonstrations, exhibits, attractions and activities together in an environment that's fun for everyone.

Bring your friends and family to beautiful Goodells County Park on April 25 & 26, or get there by hopping on our free shuttle! On Friday, we welcome over 1,000 local students attending on field trips with their classrooms. Your enjoyment of Earth Fair starts at the gate, where you will be assisted with parking and given a map of the grounds and a schedule of events. Children are given an Earth Fair bingo card with a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes. Plan on starting early for a fun-filled day at Earth Fair!

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Earth Fair News

// T-shirts & Bags for Sale – T-shirts and cloth bags for sale! Limited supplies – get them while they last!

// Free Well Water Testing – The St. Clair & Sanilac Conservation Districts are providing free residential drinking well water screening. Those that wish to have their well water tested can bring in a clean sample from their well to the MAEAP booth next to the tree sale. Samples will be screened for nitrate and nitrite. Please no tap water or bottled water samples. The form should be filled out in advance or is available at www.sanilacCD.org. For questions, please call 810-648-2116 x4 or email: kyle.mccarty@mi.nacdnet.net

// Earth Fair Bingo Card – Our Earth Fair bingo is eco-easy because every bingo is a winner! Kids can bring their completed sheet to the Information Table in the West Barn to win a fabulous prize. Download Bingo Card

// Check This Out – Earth Fair Committee interview on EBW.tv discussing Earth Fair >> View Video

// Trash Audit New this year! We are conducting our first-ever Trash Audit! What’s a trash audit? The purpose is to document how much and what types of waste are generated 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! Volunteer help is needed! Dig in with us by meeting at the Recycling Center at the end of each day. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt or bag – your choice!

 Download Earth Fair Program Guide
 Download 2014 Promo Flyer
 Download 2014 School Flyer

 Download Press Release - 04/07/14
 Download Press Release - 01/21/14

 Download 2014 Registration Packet
 Download 2014 Volunteer Form
 Download 2014 Sponsorship Form

 Download 2014 Tree Sale Order Form

 

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. 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***

Trees

Lords of the Sky Show

The Howell Nature Center is bringing their live Birds of Prey program to Earth Fair which features hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and a bald eagle! This presentation is designed to not only teach about wildlife, but to inspire appreciation, respect, and conservation of our natural world. There will be two 45-minute shows on Saturday at 11:00am and 12:30pm at the Main Stage. The shows are general seating and open to all ages.

**Saturday Only**

Trees

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.

**Friday and Saturday**

Sam

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**

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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Osprey Program

DNR Osprey experts will present two shows detailing the biology, life cycle, decline, reintroduction and research of the Osprey in southern Michigan. This interactive program includes a presentation and a game that illustrates the concept of bioaccumulation of pesticides in top predators. To view the travels of the three young ospreys, visit the Osprey Watch of Southeast Michigan website at www.owsem.org. Two 30-minute shows will be given on Friday at 10:00am and 10:30am in the Visitor’s Center. The shows are general seating and open to all ages.

**Friday Only**

Workshops

Workshops

Join us every half hour in the Visitor's Center 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


Trolley

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**

FacePaint

Face Painter

Stop by our face painting booth to choose one of our special “Earth Day” images for your cheek.

**Saturday Only
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Thank You Earth Fair Sponsors!

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


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