Green Fest 2015 Schedule


Underwritten by Cronise Corp.

(Programs held in tent behind Bandstand/Gazebo)

Experts on trees, backyard composting and GMOs are set to make presentations in the Speakers Tent during the day. All of them will provide helpful ways to obtain useful information that audience members can take away.


Shawn Walker (front), of Trees 101 in Shepherdstown, relaxes after giving a presentation in February 2015, as part of the Boonsboro Environmental Commission's Speaker Series.

10:15 a.m. "Trees 101" by Shawn Walker, arborist and independent tree consultant of Shepherdstown, W.V. Learn tree anatomy with emphasis on planting and caring for trees.



Speaker Rick Lowman (right) prepares compost with Melanie Files. Both are Master Composters and Melanie herself has been a speaker at past Green Fests.

11:15 a.m. Backyard Composting by Rick Lowman, Master Composter of Martinsburg, W.V. Beginners and experienced gardeners alike can benefit from this short course on ways to set a successful compost pile.



Nicole McCann

12:15 p.m. GMOs by Nicole McCann, Food Campaigns Director at Green America. Information about what are GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and how consumers can avoid them. Learn the myths and facts and the risks they pose to the environment.



Kids Zone

(Pavilion #3 and vicinity)

Tony M. Music entertains

all day in the Kids Zone.

Kids, get ready for some fun, games & music!

Plenty of children's activities are scheduled all day long. Youngsters can participate in 11 different activities in and around the Kids Zone pavilion.

  • Create a Mother's Day card
  • Make a Pledge to the Earth
  • Plant zinnias, sunflowers and tomatoes
  • Explore Geo-caching
  • Go on a Scavenger Hunt
  • Play lawn Twister
  • Make a "seed bomb" with help of students of Lorna Burdick from the Rockland Woods Elementary School Green Club
  • Learn how to make a bird feeder, presented by Boonsboro Elementary School students of Christina Hammer-Atkins
  • Make a magazine collage craft and enjoy the Kids' Puppet Theatre, presented by science teacher Sabrina Blair's Boonsboro Middle School Eco Club (Shows: on the half-hour, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)
  • Enjoy the music all day by singer-songwriter Tony M. Music.



Silent Auction

(In tent nearest to stage)

  Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and place your bids on some very fine Eco-friendly merchandise and services.

  Browse through the tent, jot down your bid and hope yours is the highest bid when winners are announced.


Underwritten by Donna Brightman, Horticultural Consultant 
  (Stage located near picnic tables and Wine & Beer Garden tent)

Live music all day long ...
and some yoga for everyone in between

A variety of music will be presented all day on the covered stage in front of the large grouping of picnic tables near the food pavilion and broadcast over the park's sound system throughout the park.

Yoga Groove, a fun-filled 20-minute workout will be presented by Fit of BoonsBoro to anyone interested in participating beginning at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m., between the music acts, in the grassy area in front of the stage. This yoga and dance inspired movement will "energize your soul, relax your body and excite your spirit."


Appearing for the first time at a Green Fest is Strung Tight, starting off the day's entertainment.

10:30 a.m.-12 noon - Strung Tight is a powerful acoustic duo from Waynesboro, Pa., consisting of singer/guitarist, Eric Avey and singer/bassist, Kate Avey.  Eric and Kate have been making music together for over a decade, and they formed Strung Tight in 2013. 


Andy Carignan returns to the Green Fest stage in 2015.

12:30-2:30 p.m. - Andy Carignan's loyal fans will be pleased to know that he plans to make a return visit to the Green Fest stage after having entertained an appreciative audience last year. An acoustic rock guitarist and singer from Mt. Airy, Md., Andy has been a popular entertainer in the tri-state area for many years. 


Dino Delray & the Compadres new to Green Fest stage in 2015

3:00-5:00 p.m. - Dino Delray & the Compadres is an acoustic rockabilly band playing traditional folk, Americana, rock and alternative country.


Tony M. Music

10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Tony M. Music, songwriter-singer from Martinsburg, W.Va., has a perfect repertoire for the family-oriented Green Fest. He will be entertaining the youngsters (and the adults) in and around the Kids Zone pavilion several times throughout the day.