Piedmont Environmental Alliance, the nonprofit organizer of the annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair, anticipates a crowd of more than 8,000 visitors to the ninth annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds from 10:00am – 5:00pm. With the support of local sponsors and community partners, organizers are planning a robust program full of interactive children’s activities, live entertainment, environmental demonstrations and more than 100 earth-friendly exhibitors —all free to the public.
This year’s entertainment line-up is sure to appeal to a variety of musical tastes, from folk to funk, and features bands After Jack, Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens, and Doby. After Jack, a trio taking on traditional mountain music with blends of bluegrass, gospel, country and folk, offers a unique foot-stomping sound. Americana and soul-inspired Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens also take the stage, showing Davis’s talent as a musician and songwriter. Greensboro-based Doby offers a high-energy, original funk/soul sound led by vocalist Robin Easter.
“We are thrilled to feature three local bands at the Piedmont Earth Day Fair this year,” said PEA Executive Director Kristin Wiggins. “The diversity of music offered will appeal to a large group of people and, hopefully, encourage mid-afternoon dancing!”
“From the main stage line-up to recycled art projects for kids, face-painting, free pony rides and animal discovery, this year’s event has it all,” said Wiggins.
The theme of this year’s fair is “Spring into Sustainability,” and the Fair aims to educate the public on ways consumers and businesses can make choices that protect and restore our environment. Featuring a wide range of environmental topics, sustainable solutions and local initiatives, program partners provide demonstrations throughout the day and many activities are geared toward inspiring and engaging children in learning about sustainability.
The Piedmont Earth Day Fair is a “Zero Waste Event.” Recycling and compost bins will be available; however, trash receptacles are not provided. This initiative aims to minimize the environmental impact of the Fair and furthers PEA’s mission to educate the public about practical ways to be sustainable. In 2013, 98 percent of the waste generated at the Fair was either recycled or composted.
You can find out more about 2014’s Earth Day Fair HERE.