Celebrate Earth Day at the Springfield Green Festival!
Join New Pioneers for a fun, family-friendly event that builds awareness of environmental issues and inspires action to support a healthy and sustainable planet – starting right here in our rural communities!
The festival takes place at the Farmers Market Depot on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with loads of hands-on educational activities, sustainable living demonstrations, and helpful resources from community partners.
FOOD & SNACK VENDORS
Big Papa's Smokehouse: smoked meats, plus vegetarian options
Kona Ice: shaved ice, with multiple flavors
Laura Mae & Sons: baked goods and sweet treats
Southern Style Kettle Corn and Mini-Donuts: fresh kettle corn and donuts
Tacos el Mana: Authentic Mexican cuisine, with vegetarian options
The Lavender Patch: lavender-infused lemonade
The Rooster's Whistle Coffee: gourmet coffee and specialty drinks
MEAT & PLANT VENDORS
Loretto Motherhouse Farm: local, high-quality, grass-finished beef
Washington County FFA: vegetables, flowers, and hanging baskets
EDUCATION EXHIBITORS & ACTIVITIES
Backyard Composting: hands-on composting demonstration
Bun Bun Brigade: live rabbits and guinea pigs, available for adoption
Central & Western Kentucky Citizens Climate Lobby: energy-saving tips and demonstrations
Democratic Women's Club: “Wheel of Environmental Wisdom” game
Evolve KY: electric car test drives and demonstrations
Kentucky Conservation Committee: conservation policy updates and resources
Kra Z Paint Face Painting: colorful work by Angela Mustin
Loretto Community: conservation easement resources and discussion
Loretto Motherhouse Farm & Land Committee: farm education and grain sensory play bins
New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future: event information, “Sustainable Living Challenge” game
Observation Beehive: live honeybee exhibit by Nazareth beekeeper Terry Hutchins
Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc.: live birds, including an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, a North American Kestrel, and a Vulture
Save Bernheim Coalition: Updates on the LG&E pipeline and how to advocate for the protection of Bernheim
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Office of Ecological Sustainability: watershed mapping activity
Stream Exploration in Road Run Creek: hands-on water testing, critter-catching, and more ** participants should wear/bring waterproof boots, water shoes, or old shoes that they don't mind getting wet!**
Upstream, Downstream Oral History Project: listen and join New Pioneers' community oral history project
Washington County Conservation District: tree giveaway, along with plating and care information
Washington County Public Library Bookmobile: environmental-themed books and activities
Washington County Recycling Center: resources from and discussion with center representatives
Washington County High School Environmental Club: hands-on environmental activities and resources
Wilderness Trace Solar: solar panel demonstration, resources, and discussion
Provided by Atmosphere Entertainment: family-friendly festival tunes; dancing welcome!
SPRINGFIELD GREEN FESTIVAL FAQS
How much does it cost to attend the Green Festival?
The Green Festival is a FREE event! While food, snacks, beverages, plants, grass-finished beef, and face painting will be available at-cost, there is no charge for other activities or exhibits.
Where is the 2023 Green Festival located?
The festival will be take place at the Springfield Farmer’s Market Depot and surrounding area, located at 101 Depot Street, Springfield, KY 40069.
What happens if it rains?
The Green Festival is a rain or shine event! The food court includes a tented seating area and most activities are located under the Farmers Market pavilion or a tent - except creek exploration. For that, we recommend wearing waterproof boots, water shoes, or old shoes you don't mind getting wet!
Who should attend the Green Festival?
Anyone who calls planet Earth home! The festival is an all-ages event, featuring activities for children, families, and adults.
Are you still accepting education exhibitors and/or event vendors?
We are no longer accepting exhibitor or vendor applications for this year. If you are interested in participating in future events, please contact Lana Gits at email@example.com.
Can I serve as an event volunteer?
Yes! We need volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks the day of the event. If you are interested, please contact Lana Gits at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you still seeking event sponsors?
Yes! We offer multiple sponsorship levels that include event marketing and other benefits. In-kind donations are also welcome! If you are interested, please contact Whitney Wurzel at email@example.com.