Preparations are underway for Woodbury’s 23nd Annual Earth Day celebration, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Hollow Park in beautiful Woodbury. As the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut, you won’t want to miss this ever-popular event filled with live music, delicious food, an artisan market, and earth-friendly activities for the entire family.
The Main Stage will showcase our crowd-favorite musicians including The Wool Hats String Band jamgrass group, HannaH’s Field gypsy reggae, and Maia Dobbs acoustic singer/songwriter native to Woodbury. As seen in years past, these performers always wow the audience while Bring the Hoopla gets them moving with their hula hoop zone. Over in the food court, Big Green Eggs and Hamburgers, Sonny’s Grinders, Pizza to the People, Tipsy Cones, Chet’s Italian Ice, Kiefer’s Kettle Korn, and several others will be serving up some of your favorite eats to help fuel you through the day!
Woodbury Earth Day visitors will enjoy a lively vendor fair with over 100 local vendors, artisans, farmers and growers, local area non-profits and more. The Golden Button will present awesome, creative projects in the dedicated Kids’ Tent. Visitors can also take part in demonstrations and activities like a Live Birds of Prey presentation, learn how to tie flies (for fishing) with the Trout Unlimited, bond with rescue dogs at the Spotty Dog kissing booth, assemble a Rain Barrel during one of this year’s special workshops, and much more!
“We are proud to be an event that advocates for protecting our environment and living green while also supporting our local economy.” said Carol Haskins, Woodbury Earth Day Chair.
The Raffle for the River will benefit event host Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC), a Woodbury-based environmental non-profit organization. The raffle features seven prizes in all including a Cannondale Adventure 2 Hybrid bike from Class Cycles in Southbury, a Mini-Max Big Green Egg from Woodbury Farm Market, a $500 gift card to New Morning Market, and more. Raffle tickets will be on sale starting mid-March. The drawing will be held at Woodbury Earth Day (winner need not be present to win).
The Woodbury Earth Day Committee is still seeking the participation of volunteers, vendors and exhibitors who share in the vision of preserving a sound environment and supporting a sustainable lifestyle.
“The diversity of our vendors and enthusiasm of our volunteers are part of what makes the event so special, and we hope to see many familiar faces along with some new additions this year,” said Haskins. Vendor applications are available online with an application deadline of March 16, 2018.