Wednesday, April 13, 2 to 5 p.m. — POULTNEY—The Poultney Earth Fair draws hundreds of people each year from the local region to celebrate the environment and community. This year, the fair will be held on Wednesday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Poultney High School. There is plenty of family fun, including free food, music, and activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.
A parade down Poultney’s Main Street kicks off the event, starting at the Green Mountain College circle at 1:30 p.m. The procession will begin with a fire truck, followed by banners, larger-than-life papier maché heads, drumming, music and dancing. All are welcome to join in.
Arriving at Poultney High School, students and more than 60 exhibitors have prepared stimulating and fun interactive demonstrations and activities to showcase what individuals can do to enrich their communities. The goal is to motivate the next generation of leaders to be solution-seekers, to be able to tackle the complex issues they will be facing in the future.
As always, everything at the fair is free: wood-fired organic pizzas, apples and cheese and other locally produced food, live music, and every exhibit and activity. Many of the displays result from creative projects by students from Poultney’s public schools and Green Mountain College, in addition to exhibits from many local organizations.
Join the fun and explore the Earth Fair’s scavenger hunt with free prizes, see the recycled K-Cup dragon sculpture, tie-dye your own T-shirt, listen to storytelling, discover information about energy innovations, draw or paint, practice shooting at a laser hunting setup, and see live chicks and hens.
At the same time, you’ll be treated to live music from bluegrass band Spruce Knob Uprising, and singer and musician Heidi Brown with KinderMusik.
Some of the exhibitors include: the Peace Corps, Vermont Youth Conservation Corp (VYCC), Audubon/ Rutland Area Climate Coalition, Slate Valley Trails, CV Solar and Wind, Champlain Valley Native Plant Nursery, United Methodist Church, Roots and Wings, GMC Chemistry Department, Poultney Historical Society, Poultney Public Library, GMP Innovation Center, Smokey House, The Nature Conservancy, Poultney Area Artists Guild, Stone Valley Arts, Stone Valley Community Market, Poultney Food Care Partners and more than 40 others.
For more information, contact Nathaniel Steinrueck. Email Steinrueckn@greenmtn.edu; call 773-354-6677; or visit www.facebook.com/embrace.earth.