Early-Bird Deadline Feb. 15
BOONSBORO, Md. (January 2018) – Vendor applications are pouring in for the 10th annual Boonsboro Green Fest to be held on Saturday, May 19.
UPDATE: A total of 102 spaces have been filled by 83 approved vendors, as of Feb. 6. FYI, there were 84 vendors for the first Green Fest in 2009 and more than 200 last year.
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. An opening ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Vendor applications may be submitted up until the March 15 deadline, however, prospective vendors who apply by Feb. 15 will pay only $30 for a space; the fee doubles for applications received from Feb. 16 through 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 with 200 vendors for the fourth year in a row, so they urge vendors to make application as early as possible. Vendors are considered for participation in the order they are submitted.
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.
The vendor application, as well as forms to volunteer and to become a sponsor, can be found on www.boonsborogreenfest.com. Forms are also available by sending a request to: Boonsboro Green Fest, PO Box 64, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.
The festival will also feature live music, recycling drive-through/drop-off zone, kids zone, transportation zone, clothing swap, food pavilion, 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 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.