BOONSBORO, Md. (March 16, 2018) – The deadline has passed for prospective vendors to apply for spaces at the 10th annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 19.
UPDATE: So far, a total of 175 spaces have been filled by 143 approved vendors. Some vendor applications still must be processed before they can be posted online. FYI, there were 84 vendors for the first Green Fest in 2009 and more than 200 each of the last three years.
Scheduled a week later this year, the spring festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Boonsboro’s Shafer Park on the third Saturday of May. An opening ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m. In prior years, the event was held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend.
Vendor applications were due on March 15. Vendors are chosen based on adherence to the Green Fest mission “to promote conservation, recycling and sustainable living within our community.”
Organizers expect the park to be filled to capacity again this year.
Based on the themes or products or services, the vendors are listed on this website and in the program brochure in one of these categories: Eco-Home, Eco-Lifestyle, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening, Conservation & Recycling, Eco-Kids, Clean Energy Options, Eco-Transportation, Go Local, and Food & Refreshments.
The festival also features live music, recycling drive-through/drop-off zone, kids zone, transportation zone, clothing swap, food pavilion, photo contest, free photo booth, and a wine and beer garden.
Proceeds from the garden go directly to the Friends of Shafer Park. The Green Fest has donated a total of $4,000 to the park over the last four years. Proceeds from the clothing swap are donated to Micah’s Backpack, while leftover clothing and other items are donated to Children in Need, Inc., of Washington County. Many other organizations and businesses benefit from the collection of recyclable and reusable items and materials gathered in the recycling zone.
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. It is also an official event of the Town of Boonsboro.