Hendo Earth Fest

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Celebrate Earth Day with the 2nd Annual Hendo Earth Fest!
Saturday, April 20th from 10AM-3PM


Location: Main Street from 6th Avenue to 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue east of Wall St. to King with the Maple Parking Lot closed and Edwards Alley closed to vehicles with bicycle access only.

The purpose of the Hendo Earth Fest is to promote community education for all ages on environmental and sustainable practices, inspire action, and renew and expand commitments to protect our planet. Local and regional environmental allies focus on participation/hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to educate, renew and expand action to protect our Western North Carolina environment and natural resources. In our first inaugural 2023 festival, we saw approximately 2,000+ participants!

The 2024 Event Planning Sub-committee includes:

Frank Stewart, Environmental Sustainability Board 
Ann Twiggs, Environmental Sustainability Board 
Marcia Shaffer, community member
B.J. Ramer, Team ECCO
Nancy Diaz, Mountain True
Elle Travis, Caregivers of Mother Earth
Laura Miklowitz, community member
Dawn Barr, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club
Pam Torlina, Conserving Carolina

Multiple educational booths are situated at the festival for all ages to enjoy and learn.
Multiple educational booths are situated at the festival for all ages to enjoy and learn.
Council Member Hensley and Mayor Pro Tem Simpson reading the Earth Day Proclamation.
Council Member Hensley and Mayor Pro Tem Simpson reading the Earth Day Proclamation.
A fun and festive Earth Day participant spreads the message of protecting our earth.
A fun and festive Earth Day participant spreads the message of protecting our earth.
Volunteers play a key role in assisting the Board to make sure our event is safe and runs smoothly.
Volunteers play a key role in assisting the Board to make sure our event is safe and runs smoothly.
Environmental advocates come in all ages with this participant showcasing the importance of beekeeping.
Environmental advocates come in all ages with this participant showcasing the importance of beekeeping.
One event participant grabs a sticker to promote the importance of our earth.
One event participant grabs a sticker to promote the importance of our earth.
View of the 2023 Hendo Earth Fest from Main St.
View of the 2023 Hendo Earth Fest from Main St.
Honey vendor at Hendo Earth Fest
Honey vendor at Hendo Earth Fest
The festival brings a multitude of vendors for participants to engage and learn.
The festival brings a multitude of vendors for participants to engage and learn.

Volunteers needed!


Be an earth ambassador and help make Hendo Earth Fest another success! Various volunteer shifts needed. Email board vice-chair, Ann Twiggs at hville3twiggs@gmail.com if interested.

2024 Exhibitors:

  • City of Hendersonville Sustainability Division
Energy & Air
  • Earthshine Nature Programs - Mobile, solar Outreach classroom 
  • NC DENR - Division of Air Quality
  • Sugar Hollow Solar
  • Sundance Solar
Land Management & Conservation
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • City of Hendersonville Bee City
  • Champions for Wildlife
  • Chimney Rock Management
  • City of Hendersonville Tree Board
  • Conserving Carolina
  • Friends of Carl Sandburg
  • Gribley Permaculture
  • Henderson County Beekeepers
  • Kudzu Warriors
  • Mountain True
  • NC Wildlife Resources Commission - NC Bird Atlas
  • WNC Nature Center
Water & Aquatic Wildlife
  • Henderson County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Hendersonville Water and Sewer Department
  • Mills River Partnership
  • Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Waterfall Keepers of NC
  • Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO
Waste Management
  • Curbie
  • Henderson County Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Reduction Team

Buildings

  • Eco-Panels

Local Food Systems

  • Historic Johnson Farm
  • Hendersonville Co-op
  • NC Cooperative Extension Henderson County Center
  • Stump Farms
Community Engagement & Advocacy
  • Asheville Citizens Climate Lobby - Henderson Co Chapter
  • Caregivers of Mother Earth
  • FIND Outdoors
  • Hands On! Children's Museum
  • Henderson County Public Libraries
  • NC Institute for Climate Studies
  • Pathways to Parks
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church-Earth Caring Ministry
  • WNC Repair Cafe

The City of Hendersonville Environmental Sustainability Board will also be an exhibitor. Visitors can also visit this booth for volunteer check-in and for event information.