Green Fest 2016 Schedule

Opening Ceremony

(9:45 a.m. at the Bandstand)

Author/humorist Tim Rowland

We are pleased to have Tim Rowland -- noted author, humorist and Herald-Mail columnist -- as our Honorary Guest Master of Ceremony for our Opening Ceremony again this year. (Tim also led off the festivities at the fourth annual Green Fest in 2012.)

The ceremony will feature the introduction of special guests and the Green Fest Committee. It will begin
at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Bandstand.

Highlighting the ceremony will be the singing of "This Land is Your Land" led by singer-songwriter Tony M. Music. The Woody Guthrie masterpiece, made even more popular by the late, great Pete Seeger, is the unofficial theme song of Green Fest.

Tony, who has performed at many of the Green Fests down through the years, can also be seen throughout the day in the Kids' Zone. (See photo below.) Please be sure to stop by to hear some of his original compositions.

 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 many fun and educational activities in and around the Kids Zone pavilion, including:

  • Create a Mother's Day card
  • Make a Pledge to the Earth
  • Help create a huge (4-ft. by 8-ft.) bottle top mosaic
  • Plant seeds
  • Explore Geo-caching
  • Play lawn Twister
  • Enjoy the music all day by singer-songwriter Tony M. Music.

Students from five Washington County schools will also be bringing clever green-themed arts and crafts projects for youngsters of all ages. Participating will be:

  • Kim Brown's art students from Pleasant Valley Elementary,
  • Jordyn Himes' students from Boonsboro Elementary,
  • Sabrina Blair's students from the Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School,
  • Lorna Burdick's students from Rockland Woods Elementary, and
  • Todd Geiman's students from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (high school) will reveal the design for the bottle-cap mosaic. By the end of the day, youngsters will have filled in all the colors to form a piece of art. A mosaic is done every other year at Green Fest. The last completed one has been on display at the Boonsboro Free Library.

Kids glue some mosaic caps.


Silent Auction

(In tent next to the Wine & Beer Garden)

  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.

   The Green Fest Committee appreciates the generosity of the vendors and other local businesses who donated items for the auction, which helps raise funds to support the festival.


Underwritten by
Antietam Cable TV
Donna Brightman, Horticultural Consultant

  (Stage located near picnic tables and Wine & Beer Garden tent)
A variety of music will be presented all day on the covered stage --  next to the Wine & Beer Garden and in front of the large grouping of picnic tables near the food pavilion -- and broadcast over the park's sound system throughout the park.

Cookin' with Fire

10:30 a.m.-12 noon - Cookin' with Fire: Ernie Bradley and Dino Delray founded the band which is based on common musical influences. The combo creates a "Rockin Americana Blend" that draws from bluegrass, blues, rockabilly and more, with a tasty mix of originals.  Doug Five, a multi-instrumentalist rounds out the band


Mountain Ride

12:30-2:30 p.m. - Mountain Ride: This Pennsylvania quintet fancies progressive and traditional music, with sound deeply rooted in bluegrass - with a twist of jam grass and country. Members are vocalists Eric Avey (guitar), Drew Jones (mandolin), Scott Matlock (fiddle) and Kate Avey (bass), along with Corey Woodcock on the banjo. The band is currently busy writing and recording its first album. Stand by.


3:00-5:00 p.m. - River Run: The soulful harmonies of singers/songwriters Glenn Holcomb, Crissy Tubbs and Mark Rommel meld rich melody with intense instrumental solos on guitars, dobro and bass, along with percussion instruments in delivering a well-rounded performance of rock and blues with a little 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 throughout the day.