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Welcome to Earth Fair 2016

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 29 & 30, or get there by hopping on our free shuttle. Admission, parking and activities are FREE thanks to our sponsors.

Earth Fair is a smoke-free, tobacco-free event. The use of tobacco products is not permitted on the event premises. Thank you for helping us keep the environment clean and the air safe!

By blending together demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, artisans, and activities Earth Fair focuses on raising the level and capacity of environmental stewards to the thousands of visitors who 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!

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Earth Fair News

// Online Registration Now Open – Complete our registration form online with PayPal or download the form and send it in with your payment. Early bird pricing in effect until February 29; registration closes March 18.

// Earth Fair is Smoke Free – This family-oriented event has become smoke-free and tobacco-free! Cigarette litter is toxic to wildlife, small children who pick them up, and it pollutes our waterways. A single cigarette butt can take 5-10 years to decompose. Tobacco-free areas help to protect the environment and keep it beautiful for years to come. So have fun and breathe easy!

// Free Water Well Testing – The St. Clair Conservation District is sponsoring a free 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 our 2016 Volunteer Form or complete it online.

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

// Earth Fair Green Team Coming Soon!

// Downloads

 2016 Registration Packet
 2016 Sponsorship Form

Tree & Plant Order Form

School Field Trip Guidelines
School Transportation Funds Request

Family Bingo Card - Coming Soon!

 

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

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Lords of the Sky Show

This live birds of prey show presented by the Howell Nature Center discusses the different types of birds of prey, their characteristics, and importance to the environment. Staff will bring live hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and a bald eagle to this special show. There will be two 45-minute presentations on the Main Stage on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The shows are free, general seating and open to all ages.

**Saturday Only**

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Celebrate Michigan! Magic Show

One of Metro Detroit’s leading magicians, Gordon Russ the Magician will use surprises and laughs to bring his unique brand of illusion to Earth Fair. Gordon will take the audience on an energetic, entertaining tour of the Great Lake State through the “Celebrate Michigan!” show. The best part is that kids are part of the show! Let your imagination run wild and bring your own “Pick Me” sign to increase your chances of becoming a show volunteer. There will be one 45-minute show on the Main Stage on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

**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.

Download Tree & Plant Order Form - COMING SOON

**Friday and Saturday**

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Butterfly House Exhibit

This Butterfly House exhibit provides a memorable and unique experience for our Earth Fair visitors! Experience the joy of walking among live monarch butterflies and enjoy their beauty as they fly inside a screened enclosure and even hand feed them. Examine butterflies up close in all stages of their development. This exhibit is free thanks to the generosity of the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County.

**Friday and Saturday**

Workshops

Earth Talks

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

**Friday and Saturday**

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Trash Audit

Returning for the third 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 8,000 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, bag, or mug!

**Saturday Only**


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**

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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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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**


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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Face Painting

Stop by our free 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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Earth Talks

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

FULL SCHEDULE COMING SOON...

 

Thank You Earth Fair Sponsors!

Cargill DTE Domtar Andersen Renewal MGOSCC SEMCO


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