BOONSBORO, Md. (March 16, 2016) – As predicted, Shafer Park will be filled to capacity for the eighth annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Besides the 200 vendors, the festival will also feature two favorites: the drive-thru drop-off recycling zone with more than two dozen collection stations and the Gently-Used Clothing and Sports Equipment Swap which handled more than 10,000 pieces last year.
There will be fun children’s activities all day long, live music by four outstanding regional acts, a food concession pavilion and several food trucks, the Wine & Beer Garden, silent auctions throughout the day, and the introduction of the Eco-Transportation Zone, featuring a display of various modes of travel.
The number “200” is significant, as that is the maximum number of good vendor spaces in the original section of the park. When the old and new sections of the park are connected by an access road, which is in the works, the number of vendors could possibly increase. But, as it stands now, only 200 vendors will comfortably fit.
The all-volunteer Boonsboro Green Fest Committee plans and produces the annual spring festival, which is also an official event of the Town of Boonsboro. A total of 150 volunteers are needed. Volunteers may sign up on line.
Members of the committee are co-chairs Janeen Solberg and Barbara Wetzel, treasurer Laura Schnackenberg, Secretary Kathy Vesely, Renee Elias, Leslie and Sean Haardt, Rosemary James, Amy and Darrell Jones, Dan Murphy, Brigitte Schmidt, Rick Schulman, Susan Simonson, Greg Solberg and Tony Drury, county liaison.
An opening ceremony at the Bandstand will kick off the one-day activities at 9:45 a.m. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.