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Earth Awareness Fair

Annual Earth Awareness Fair

The City of Springfield Office of Public Works announced that its 26th Annual Earth Awareness Fair will take place Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in downtown Springfield. This event will occur rain or shine!

This free, family-friendly event will feature more than 40 exhibitors highlighting topics including recycling, reuse, energy efficiency, alternative energy, native plants and habitats, local and organic foods, and water conservation.

The afternoon will also feature live music, games, crafts, activities and programs. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For those individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, translators will be present at scheduled workshops as well as at other activities.

For individuals and businesses interested in exhibiting or volunteering, please contact Adena Rivas, Community Programs Coordinator at 217.789.2255 or

Please check back regularly for an updated list of events and participants.

Earlier in the day, the City of Springfield will also be participating in Local First’s Annual Shred Event. The City will be hosting the Tire Roundup portion of the event, providing an opportunity for residents to get rid of their old tires. The event will take place in the Bunn parking lot, 1400 Adlai Stevenson Drive from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on April 21.


  • Acbees Apiaries
  • Audubon Society & Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Citizens Utility Board
  • City Water, Light and Power (CWLP)
  • City of Springfield: Public Works Department
  • Community Energy Services
  • Curb Your Car Commute Challenge
  • Elevate Energy
  • Forever Home Feline Ranch
  • Friends of the Sangamon Valley
  • Gift of Hope
  • Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Grow Springfield
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
  • Illini Bird Fanciers
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Division of Fisheries
  • Illinois Environmental Council
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Illinois Humane Society
  • Illinois Renewable Energy Association
  • Illinois State Museum
  • Illinois State Treasurer
  • Jubilee Farm
  • Kidzeum
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Lincoln Library
  • Lions Clubs
  • Local First
  • Mayors Monarch Pledge
  • Mervis Iron Recycling
  • NAACP Back to School Stay in School
  • Our Vibrant Community
  • Red Gate Farms
  • Republic Services
  • Sierra Club
  • Sangamon Mass Transit District (SMTD)
  • Springfield Bicycle Club
  • Springfield Civic Garden Club
  • Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Springfield Uketopians
  • Springfield Vegetarian Association
  • Springfield YMCA
  • Sustainable Springfield
  • UIS Green Projects
  • Urban League
  • Artists Exhibit by Cory Caniff & Miriam Tait
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Willow City Farm
  • Wind Solar USA

Live Music Performances:  All performances starting at 1:00 pm

Washington St. Stage
  • 1:00-2:00 pm The Good Companions
  • 2:20-3:20 pm After Image
  • 3:40-4:40 pm The Loops
Old State Capitol Steps (Plaza side)
  • 1:00-1:45 pm Dave Tell
  • 2:00-2:45 pm Peaches & Bacon
  • 3:00-3:45 pm Tom Irwin & Theresa O’Hare
  • 4:00-4:45 pm Alec James

Workshop / Performer:

  • “Magic of Recycling” Magic Show by Eldon Roark
  • “Bee” Happy with Arvin Pierce from Acbees Apiaries
  • DIY Weatherization with Tina Marie Williamson from Elevate Energy
  • "Parrot Talk": Aviculture & Conservation of Birds with Jennifer Hebel from Illini Bird Fanciers


Earlier Event: Tire Roundup at Local First Shred Event
Bunn-O-Matic parking lot
1400 Adlai Stevenson Dr.
10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Bike Rodeo from 1:00-4:00pm for kids ages 5-12
    • Kids earn a free helmet by completing the Rodeo
  • Bike Check Area
  • Beer & Wine Garden provided by Just The Basics
  • Food from Copper Pot Studio and StrEATside Bistro
  • Lions Club eye glass & hearing aid collection
  • Petting Zoo from Willow City Farm
  • “Trash to Art” Contest: Awards provided by Hanson Professional Services, Inc. & Pease’s at Bunn Gourmet
  • “Upcycling” artwork & participation tent
  • Urban League Wellness on Wheels “WOW” Mobile

Food and Drinks

  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Food from Copper Pot Studio and StrEATside Bistro