Meet the people who make it happen


Members of the committee show off the 2014 edition of the festival's T-shirts and a new refillable water bottle decorated with the same design. Members are (front, from left) Sean Haardt, Rick Schulman, Amy Jones, Jill Reddecliff, Greg Solberg, Leslie Haardt, and Jennifer Guenther; (standing, from left) Barbara Wetzel, Dan Murphy, Darrell Jones, Tony Drury, Rosemary James, Kathy Vesely, Laura Schnackenberg, Frances Lynch, Janeen Solberg and Brigitte Schmidt. Committee member emeritus Harvey Hoch is not pictured.


Scenes from May 11, 2013 Boonsboro Green Fest

Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens 2013 Green Fest...

Shopping for some tomato plants ...

Festival visitors carry off their purchases...

Youngsters create a giant bottle cap mosaic in Kids Zone...

Green building speaker Jeff Feldman makes presentation in speakers' tent...

Student volunteer hauls tree to ceremony...

Young visitor checks out gift at Maryland Department of the Environment and Boonsboro Environmental Commission's tent.

Prophets of the Abstract Truth perform on stage following rainstorm.

Vendor offers up lettuce boxes and other leafy plants...

Tony M. Music in the Kids Zone...

FINAL PLANNING MEETING FOR 2013 FEST - Members of the 2013 Boonsboro Green Fest Committee gather a couple days before the May 11 event to make final preparations for the 5th annual festival. They are (front, left-right) Laura Schnackenberg, Rosemary James, Brigitte Schmidt and Kathy Vesely; (back, left-right) Rick Schulman, Dan Murphy, county liaison Tony Drury, Sean Haardt, Barbara Wetzel, Amy Jones, Frances Lynch, Janeen Solberg and Leslie Haardt. The other committee member, Harvey Hoch, was not in attendance. (Photo by Geoffrey)

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Early Bird deadline

Sunday, March 1

for 2015 vendors

BOONSBORO, Md. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Vendors and exhibitors who would like to take part in the seventh annual Boonsboro Green Fest can save on registration fees by applying before the March 1 Early Bird deadline.


Nearly 100 vendors have already registered, according to Janeen Solberg, festival co-chair and vendor coordinator.


The largest event of its kind in the region, the Green Fest is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Boonsboro's Shafer Park.


Last year, 184 Eco-friendly vendors filled the park. The number of vendors has increased each year since the inaugural event in 2009 when 84 vendors signed up.


Vendor applications received by March 1 will pay only $20 for a space, while those received between March 2 and 15 must pay $40. The final deadline for applying is March 15.


An application form may be found here.


An official event of the Town of Boonsboro, the festival is produced by the all-volunteer Green Fest Committee with the support of several dozen sponsoring partners and nearly 150 volunteers, who may also sign up online.


The event is held each year on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend.


Vendor applications

now being accepted

for 7th Green Fest

BOONSBORO, Md. (Jan. 4, 2015) -- Vendor applications for the 7th annual Boonsboro Green Fest are now being accepted. The popular spring event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 in Shafer Park.


Applications may be submitted up until March 15, however, prospective vendors who apply by March 1 will pay only $20 for a space; the fee doubles for applications received from March 2 to 15.


The number of vendors has increased from 84 in 2009 -- the festival's first year -- to 184 in 2014, when the park was filled to capacity with vendors and other features, including a music stage, recycling drop-off center, kids zone, food pavilion, and three large tents housing -- speakers, health and fitness displays, and a wine and beer garden.

Vendors are chosen based on adherence to the Green Fest mission "to promote conservation, recycling and sustainable living within our community."

Based on the themes or products of the vendors, they will be listed on the website and in the program brochure in various categories, such as Eco-Home, Eco-Lifestyle, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening, Conservation & Recycling, Eco-Kids, Clean Energy Options, Health & Wellness, Go Local, and Food & Refreshments.

For an application, go to the Vendor Page.

 The Green Fest Committee is the general sponsor of the annual festival, which is planned and produced by volunteers and is financed by vendor fees and the generosity of dozens of sponsoring partners.

Official event
of the Town of Boonsboro

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