The 9th Annual Oak Park Earth Fest will take place Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
For the first time ever, the event will include several entertainment options such as live music from the Farmers’ Market Band, hula dancers, and a goat petting zoo.
In addition to the new festival activities, guests can expect to sample several types of food from local vendors while learning about what it means to live in an environmentally friendly community like Oak Park.
“Since its inception in 2010, Earth Fest has served as a way for environmentally-conscious Oak Parkers to engage with a wide range of vendors providing hands-on activities, environmental services, free samples and green goods for sale,” according to a news release from the Village.
There will be information booths highlighting local environmental organizations and initiatives. In addition to the information booths, there will be recycling centers for eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids, rechargeable batteries, cell phones and old blue jeans.
Food vendors at this year’s event include Happy Lobster, Yum Dum, Cupcakes for Courage, and Grill Chasers. Sponsors include Waste Management, Terra Engineering, and Green Home Experts.
Event organizers are encouraging all who attend to get in the spirit of the festival by walking or biking to the Public Works Center. If you plan on being a part of this group, you can register your name on this Google Doc which has a goal of attaining 1,000 signatures.
Admission to get into the Public Works Center for the festival is free and open to the public. Food vendors will be charging separately for their goods.