Families are invited to a fun and educational community celebration—the annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. The festival, hosted by local non-profit organization Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA), is packed with family-friendly activities and demonstrations, great food and music, artwork, and interesting exhibits—all free to the public.
“Earth Day is a great time for people of all ages to connect with the planet, build community, and take action locally to support the environment,” said Piedmont Environmental Alliance Executive Director Jamie Maier. “We look forward to another beautiful, fun, and informative day that supports all of PEA’s work to create a healthier, more economically vibrant, and environmentally sustainable community.”
Top Notch Children’s Activities
The fair offers a range of activities for kids, including arts and crafts, animals and insects, face-painting, and yoga. Don’t miss the Children’s Corner, which features special activities hosted by Kaleideum, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, and Wake Up To Science. New this year: stop by the Gazebo for environmental stories on the hour, hosted by Bookmarks.
Eco Art Contest with Prizes
School-aged children are encouraged to participate in the Earth Day Fair Art Contest. Students sign up online to bring artwork to the fair that expresses their connection to Earth Day. Artwork will be displayed around the fair and seen by thousands of people. A panel of community judges will award prizes (by age group) in the afternoon.
Demos, Free Shopping, Music, and More!
Learn practical tips and information for living a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle—including how to start composting, backyard bee-keeping, and natural gardening. At the Swap Shop, attendees can trade gently used books, jewelry and clothing and receive new (to you) items for free. And, throughout the day, enjoy music from your favorite local musicians.
Environmental Education for All Ages
Fairgoers will experience Piedmont Environmental Alliance’s innovative education programs live at the fair. Ride the Energy Explorers bike to learn about energy use and conservation. Interact with the PEA Stream Table and learn why Every Drop Counts. Check out the Live Debate tent to hear high school students from across the Piedmont discuss the pros and cons of eating meat.
“PEA’s education programs engage more than 3,500 students annually, teaching vital lessons in math and science, and nurturing the next generation of citizen environmentalists. We’re thrilled to feature these programs at the Earth Day Fair,” said Piedmont Environmental Alliance Program Coordinator Melanie Eddington.
With more than 100 earth-friendly vendors and exhibitors, fun and interactive programs for kids and adults, live music, delicious food, local artwork, the Piedmont Earth Day Fair has something for everyone.
What: The 14th Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair
When: Saturday, April 13th from 10AM – 4PM, rain or shine!
Where: The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Play at the Children’s Corner, learn environmental tips, trade gently used items at the Swap Shop, listen to music, enjoy local food, and more!