How would you like to participate in Earth Fair?
There are many ways...

 

Visitors

Earth Fair always occurs the last weekend in April each year and is held in conjunction with the St. Clair Conservation Districts annual tree sale. We are grateful for the successful partnership with St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Department for the use of beautiful Goodells County Park. We have designed Earth Fair with children and families in mind. Stop by anytime during the weekend and stay for an hour, or three! Don’t forget some spending cash; there are lots of products to buy ranging from $1 - $50. In fact, Earth Fair can be a significant source of funding for many of the smaller businesses, farms and non-profits. If you want to purchase gifts, you can be assured your money is staying local and supporting a good cause. Also be sure to bring your camera to capture all the entertaining moments you’ll be sure to experience.

 

Schools

Students in 3rd - 5th grades are invited to participate in fun, hands-on learning all day long at Earth Fair. Earth Fair can be a tool to promote and augment the science lessons taught to children in the classroom covering topics such as clean water, wetland importance, animal rehabilitation, energy conservation, sustainability, land preservation, recycling, and pollution prevention. Classes must be pre-registered by contacting (810) 989.6935 or earthfair@stclaircounty.org.

 Download 2016 School Information Packet

 

Volunteers

Volunteer registration is now closed. Please sign up to help us next year!

Hanging out at Earth Fair is fun and what better way to get involved and get a free t-shirt than to volunteer! Events like ours happen because of individuals like you stepping forward to do what's needed. We recruit a squad of 150 volunteers that work specifically to help with crowd control, greet visitors, lead activities and many more tasks. Our Green Team volunteers (thank goodness for them!) even roll their sleeves up and sort trash from compost and recycling so we can responsibly dispose of waste to the best of our abilities. We couldn't keep our festival nearly as eco-conscious without our volunteers!

 

Exhibitors

// Exhibitor registration for the 2017 Earth Fair is now closed – Visit us again next January for the opportunity to be an exhibitor.

 Download Earth Fair Exhibitor Terms and Conditions

Is Earth Fair right for you? To be an exhibitor, you must have a message, cause, product or service that specifically addresses the environment. The intent of our event is education and inspiration: a visitor to your booth should be exposed to new resources and ideas that help them become a better, informed citizen of our earth. If you are a new exhibitor considering participation please contact us first to find out if you are a fit for our event. Each new exhibitor must go through a pre-screening process by our committee.

At Earth Fair, we walk the walk, not just talk the talk! We are all about using earth friendly alternatives whenever possible; this includes products made from renewable resources (plants, not oil) and recycled material. All exhibitors should take every effort to use these types of materials at their booth. Michigan Green Safe Products is a Michigan-based company whose earth-friendly products are made from renewable resources allowing them to be 100% biodegradable. The Earth Fair Hospitality Area uses MI Green Safe Products exclusively. Gordon Food Service also offers environmentally-friendly options. Styrofoam is strictly prohibited. In order to align with our low-waste goals, exhibitors are expected to recycle compost or carry-in, carry-out as must waste as possible. Please let us know how we can help you!

Registration
Exhibitors must complete and send in the Registration Packet and sign off on our Exhibitor Terms and Agreement. Sending in a registration form does not automatically guarantee participation. If you are a new exhibitor, please be as thorough as possible in your description so our committee can adequately review your registration form. Registration opens in January every year and closes in March. Early bird registration discounts are given. Absolutely no late registrations are accepted.

 Download 2017 Registration Packet

Where Does Earth Fair Take Place?
Earth Fair takes place at Goodells County Park in the three Special Event Buildings adjacent to the north parking lot. There are only minor variations in layout from year to year. All of the exhibit areas are inside. If requested, some exhibit spaces are setup outside between the buildings and others are on grass under tents.

Who Attends Earth Fair?
We estimate that 12,000 people attend Earth Fair. You’ll see a broad cross-section of St. Clair County’s residents, from Port Huron, surrounding towns, and Macomb, Lapeer and Sanilac Counties. On Friday, 1,200 school children also attend Earth Fair for field trips.

Can I Sell at Earth Fair?
Yes, non-profit groups are free to sell for their own fund-raising purposes. For-profit organizations may sell environmentally-relevant goods and services. For-profits pay a slightly higher registration fee for selling goods. Visitors to Earth Fair expect to purchase products ranging from $1-$30, and up to $50. All products intended to be sold will be pre-screened by the Earth Fair committee.

If I Decide to Exhibit, How Will the Day Go?
Setup takes place on Thursday between 12:00pm and 8:00pm and on Friday between 7:00am and 8:30am. The buildings are locked during overnight hours. Earth Fair formally starts at 9:00am on Friday and all exhibitors must refrain from setup after that time (there is no vehicular traffic through the park during Earth Fair). During allocated setup times you may drive your vehicle up to or into the buildings for unloading. The fair ends promptly at 4:00pm on Saturday, at which time cleanup and break down can begin.

Are Food Vendors Invited to Participate?
Yes, we reserve a limited number of spots for food vendors based on a first-come, first-served basis. Food Vendors are required to use biodegradeable and/or compostable food serviceware products. Styrofoam is strictly prohibited. Earth Day is about using earth friendly alternatives whenever possible; this includes products made from renewable resources (plants, not oil) and recycled material. Michigan Green Safe Products is a Michigan-based company whose earth-friendly products are made from renewable resources allowing them to be 100% biodegradable. Gordon Food Service also offers biodegradeable products.

 

Sponsors

 Download 2017 Sponsorship Form

Our event could not be sustained without the generous support of community partners who support and believe in what we do. Is your business looking to go “green”? Green consumers have become a driving force behind how many companies do business. To find this market, look no further than Earth Fair, the largest gathering of green consumers in St. Clair County. Graduated levels of sponsorship are available and come with free exhibit booth space and logo recognition on our t-shirts, cloth bags, website, and program guide. Download our Sponsorship Form to learn more about becoming a financial supporter of Earth Fair.

 

Performers/Entertainers

Have an act that would be appropriate for the Cargill Main Stage? Please let us know! But act fast, time slots on the stage fill up quickly! For more info, contact us at 810.987.5306 or earthfair@stclaircounty.org.


For more information about Earth Fair, please contact us at (810) 987-5306 or via email.


Thank You 2017 Earth Fair Sponsors!

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