Please join us for Earth Fest!
"Welcoming in the Spring"
Traditionally, the area's first Fest of the year celebrating the richness and beauty of our planet.
Earth Fest, sponsored by Earth Day Southern Tier, is one of the longest-running celebrations of Earth Day in the nation and a respected Southern Tier institution.
We are proud to be partnering with SUNY Broome Community College, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, the Discovery Center and the Roberson Museum and Science Center to provide a four venue Fest. A FREE trolley service connects the sites. The Zoo is celebrating its 139th season Grand Opening and Roberson will be maintaining special hours corresponding to the Fest (10 to 5) with Planetarium shows held at 12,1, 2, and 3 PM (for an extra fee) and hands on activities. This year we are also partnering up with the Discovery Center which will be holding their grand opening for their 30th Anniversary signature exhibit, “What’s the Buzz?” all about the honeybees and the important roles of pollinators. Each venue is offering discounts if you show up with a stamp from any of the other three venues: the Roberson is a $1 discount, the Discovery Center is $2, the Binghamton Zoo is $2 off and after all that you can get a free admission to Earth Fest!
The SUNY Broome Ecology Club will be operating a Book Exchange and an Electronic and Clothing Recycling Drop-off program for the event. Fuel- efficient cars will also be on display.
As always, there will be live music, food, magic shows, hands-on children’s activities, crafts, demonstrations, and free give-a-ways. We also feature a River Trails Bike Cruise organized by the Sierra Club.
Past exhibitors have included local companies like IBM, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, NYSEG, Toyota, Johnson Camping, Taylor Garbage, and Frito Lay; government organizations such as NY State DEC, Broome County Division of Solid Waste, Broome County Environmental Management Council, Susquehanna River Basin Commission and Cornell Cooperative Extension; and non-profit organizations like Animal Care Council, Finch Hollow Nature Center, Sierra Club, and Waterman Conservation Education Center.
Your involvement in Earth Fest helps support Earth Day Southern Tier’s mission by increasing public education and awareness of environmental concerns and the programs, products, and technology available to green the Tier and the planet. Together we can realize a better today and a sustainable, more healthy tomorrow.
If you are a vendor and wish to participate, please fill out our Exhibitor Reservation Form. Please also check out our new updated facebook page.
Earth Fest draws over 3,000 visitors and each year we widely publicize the event to reach an even greater community. As such, participants can expect exposure to a wide audience, recognition as a green community member and numerous networking possibilities.