Green Ossining’s Earth Day Festival is Bringing Back Live-And-In-Person! Sat. April 23rd. Vendor Registration is Now Open!
We’re excited to share that we are knee-deep in planning and 100% committed to bringing this year’s Earth Day Festival (our 12th) back to our favored live-and-in-person format!
Scheduled for Saturday April 23rd from 10-5pm, we are now accepting vendor registrations*!
As Westchester County’s largest community-run Earth Day Festival (enjoying more than 4,000 attendees in the past and expecting some 100+ vendors) – held on the banks of the beautiful Hudson River – don’t miss it! As we honor the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, we remain keenly aware of the great challenges affecting our natural environment, our planet, and life as we know it. We are also of the belief that there is much we can each personally do to affect positive change through the everyday choices we each have the power to make. You’ll find many things you love about festivals of course – food, music, artisans, activities – but we hope you’ll also join us in our recognition of the urgency to action that is needed.
Educational opportunities will include renewable energy solutions, local resilience and the importance of supporting our local economy as well as the organizations that will help toward that, using and wasting less, being more resourceful, and being a more conscience consumer, among other things.
For Vendors: If you are a Food/Beverage vendor, please pay close attention to the requirements including the requirement that plates/bowls/cups/straws/utensils must be compostable (recyclable or biodegradable are not acceptable). We offer compostable service provider suggestions should you need one. Why compostable? Our Zero Waste efforts optimize our ability to return as much waste from the Festival as possible into earth-friendly compost. Compostable waste adds value to the planet and reduces our carbon emissions. Please be sure to read the rules and regulations within the application which you may find here. Banner sponsorship opportunities are available on a limited basis for an additional fee.
While COVID is still not behind us, we can’t be certain that our plans won’t be foiled again and are reminded of our humble beginning 12 years ago when we had some 300 attendees and 20 vendors. While our Festival is ‘Rain or Shine,’ should a COVID-related issues require postponement, please Save-The-Date for Saturday, June 4th.
The Festival is hosted and organized by Green Ossining with the assistance of the Town and Village of Ossining. This year’s sponsors include SBS Printing and Shipping, Mike Risko Music, Good Choice Kitchen, Down to Earth Markets, Suburban Carting, Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Captain Lawrence, The Climate Reality Project, Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, and Sustainable Westchester.
Stay tuned for more updates and about other special events happening throughout the day! For the most up-to-date information, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, on our Facebook event page or go to our Earth Day Festival Web Page
*Please note that vendor space is on a first-come-first-served basis, and registration does not guarantee a spot. Application submission is not an assurance of participation. We reserve the right to select vendors based on variety and whose values are in most in line with our mission “To promote environmental sustainability community-wide, and develop practical methods that protect our natural resources.” Since space is limited, variety of vendors will also be a factor. We will notify you within a week of registration should your application be declined.