Opportunities for community to take action and learn at this year’s Piedmont Earth Day Fair
Winston Salem, NC – More than 10,000 people are expected at the 13th Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. This family-friendly FREE event hosted by Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) combines fun and educational activities, live entertainment, and exhibitors with the goal to cultivate a passion for the environment in fairgoers of all ages. The theme of this year’s fair is Roots of Change. Top sponsors of the fair include Volvo Group of Companies and the City if Winston-Salem.
“Now more than ever, people are looking for local ways to take action and build community,” said Piedmont Environmental Alliance Executive Director Jamie Maier. “The Earth Day Fair is a fun way to engage with and learn about PEA’s efforts to create a healthier, more economically vibrant and sustainable community.”
Children’s activities at the fair include arts and crafts, dance, face-painting, yoga, and a “Children’s Corner,” featuring special activities hosted by Art for Art’s Sake, Kaleideum, and Sawtooth School for Visual Art. School-aged kids can also participate in this year’s Earth Day Fair Art Contest, in which they create a work of art that expresses what Earth Day means to them.
Adult fairgoers will enjoy free more than 100 exhibitors; a full and diverse music line-up provided in part by the North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-op, and environmentally-themed demonstrations that provide 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.
“With more than 100 earth-friendly exhibitors, great music, delicious food, and engaging programs, we hope the Piedmont Earth Day Fair will inspire people to take action for a more sustainable community this Earth Day,” said Maier.