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Welcome to Earth Fair 2019

Thanks for stopping by to learn about Michigan’s largest Earth Day celebration! Bring your friends and family to Goodells County Park on April 26 & 27, or get there by hopping on our free shuttle. Admission, parking and activities are FREE!

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 Michigan's largest Earth Day event. We are passionate about creating an environment at Earth Fair that's fun for everyone; visitors of all ageslearn 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, living and gardening so a better earth can be created 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 exhibits 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 grassroots non-profits and local businesses. Plan on starting early for a fun-filled day at Earth Fair!

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

While dogs are allowed at Goodells County Park, dogs are not allowed inside the Vendor Barns or Visitor's Center. Earth Fair buildings, exhibits and activities are ADA accessible.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!




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Are you a fan of Earth Fair but unable to attend? Do you want to support environmental education in the Blue Water Area? You can donate anytime to our 501c3 organization to support our mission year round!

 

 

Congratulations...

// 2018 Green Guardian Award Winners
Congratulations to our Green Guardians on their 2018 award! Thank you for all you have done and are doing to make Earth Day every day in the Blue Water Area!  Nominate a Green Guardian

  • Business – Blue Water Area Transit
  • School – Gardens Elementary, Marysville
  • Group – Blue Water Audubon Society




// Excellence in Recycling Award
Congratulations to Earth Fair on receiving the 2017 Governor’s Excellence in Recycling Award under the Outstanding Education category! We are thrilled and honored to be a recipient of this award. Thank you to our thousands of loyal visitors who help support our efforts to shrink Earth Fair’s environmental footprint.

 

// Button Design Contest Winners
Congratulations to these young Earth Fair visitors for being selected as the top four 2018 button design contest winners in a competitive field of 100 submissions. Winners were selected based on neatness, effectiveness of an Earth Day message, and creativity. Thank you to all our talented Green Guardians that submitted an entry!

 

 

Earth Fair News

// Exhibitor Registration for the 2019 Earth Fair is now OPEN – Thank you for your support! Registration closes February 15, 2019. Click here for more info and to register.

// Volunteers – Volunteer registration is OPEN! Please sign up to help us this year! 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. Help us kick it up a notch by volunteering a 3 or 4 hour shift on the day you choose. Click here for more info and to register.

// Tree Sale Order Form –  The Blue WaterConservation District is selling a variety of bare-root evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs, hardwoods and native wildflowers. Pre-orders can be placed until April 4 or will be available for sale at Earth Fair. Download the order form.

// Free Water Well Testing – The Blue Water Conservation District is sponsoring a free domestic drinking water well screening. Bring water in a clean container, free of any residues or contaminants.  Samples from drinking water wells will be screened for nitrate and nitrite. The FORM should be filled out in advance or is available at www.sanilacCD.org/MAEAP. For questions, call at 810-984-3865 x5.

// Swag – We have an assortment of custom Earth Fair goodies to purchase, from shirts and bags, to mugs and decals. They’re only available once a year so get them while you can! Ride now, save later!

// 2019 Downloads
Bingo Sheet
Button Design Contest

 

 

Free Earth Fair Shuttle 

 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 

Ditch your vehicle in the spirit of Earth Day! In partnership with Blue Water Area Transit, we are challenging Earth Fair visitors to reduce their carbon footprint and take advantage of our exclusive Earth Fair shuttle. If you’ve never done it, families rave about what a great experience it is.

FRIDAY • 9am-4pm

  • Spend 2 hours at Earth Fair
  • Meet at any of these locations at 8:30am, 10:30am, or 12:30pm
  • Free service from Maritime Center, Downtown Bus Depot, and Vinckiers in Wadhams
  • Last bus leaves Goodells County Park at 4pm

SATURDAY • 10am-4pm

  • Free non-stop shuttle service all day
  • Meet at the Maritime Center, Downtown Bus Depot, or Vinckiers in Wadhams
  • First bus departs at 9:30am, last bus leaves Goodells County Park at 4pm

Taking public transit or carpooling is one of the Top 10 Actions to easily reducing your carbon footprint. The Earth Fair shuttles operate on natural gas which provides great reductions in pollution.The benefits of using natural gas include a 95% reduction in the amount of soot and a 21% reduction in other greenhouse gases. Interested in finding out your carbon footprint? Take this Carbon Footprint Calculator Quiz.

 

Entertainment

Trolley

Green Guardian
Awards Ceremony

 Main Stage

Saturday • 11:00am

We will present awards to three Earth Fair superheroes that have demonstrated initiative to enhance, preserve, and protect the Blue Water Area. Who will our Green Guardians be? Please join us in congratulating their achievements!

 

Trolley

Lords of the Sky

 Main Stage

Saturday • 11:30am & 1:30pm

This 45-minute interactive show allows participants to meet live birds of prey, including a bald eagle, and learn about each of their unique adaptations.


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Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians Exhibit

Outdoor Area

Saturday • 11:30am - 2:30pm

Over 40 species of Michigan snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and salamanders are on display with Nature Discovery’s exhibit. Hold a Blue Racer, watch a Box Turtle eat worms, feed crickets to frogs, and learn about these animals with the friendly and knowledgeable Nature Discovery staff. An interactive experience for all visitors!

 

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Michigan Turtles and Snakes Show

 Main Stage

Saturday • 12:30pm

Join this live animal show to become more familiar with Michigan's wildlife most likely encountered and affected by our actions. Stop by Nature Discovery's exhibit before or after the show for closer inspection.

 

Trees

Tree and Shrub Sale

Friday and Saturday - West Barn

It's spring tree ordering season! The St. Clair Conservation District is selling a variety of bare-root evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs, hardwoods and native wildflowers. Pre-orders can be placed until April 5th, or a limited supply will be available for sale at Earth Fair.

Download the order form or
visit their website.


Trolley

Butterfly House Exhibit

Friday and Saturday - Visitor's Center

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 while you hand-feed them. Examine butterflies up close in all stages of their life cycle.



Workshops

Earth Talks

Saturday, Columbus Bible Church

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

 

Sam

Sheepshank Sam

Friday and Saturday • Outdoors

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!


Trolley

Trolley Rides

Friday and Saturday

Jump on our tractor-pulled trolley at the Cargill 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!


Village

Historical Village Tours

Friday and Saturday

Stroll through the beautiful restored buildings on the Historical Village grounds. Wales Historical Society members will be offering tours of several buildings. The Village is within easy walking distance from Earth Fair and accessible on paved pathways.


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Face Painting

Saturday

Stop by the Little Stage Faces face painting booth to have a free Earth Day image painted on your cheek.

A henna artist will be onsite Friday and Saturday at a cost of $5 per design.

 

 

Saturday Earth Talks  

On Saturday, listen for the ringing church bell and join us every half hour at the Columbus Bible Church in the Historical Village for educational presentations. These are 20-minutes, general seating, and open to all ages.

STAY TUNED FOR A LIST OF WORKSHOPS!

 

Thank You 2018 Earth Fair Sponsors!

Cargill SEMCO Energy DTE Engery SMR Kroger Renewal by Andersen Hansons Meijer Goodwill Efficiency United United Healthcare Community Plan Ever Dry Master Gardeners of SCC Chris's Bunnies Blue Water Transit Domtar St Clair County Parks USF Leaf Filter

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