Earth Day 2012 is Sunday April 22nd and festivities in Clarke County will be centered on the Barns of Rose Hill as Valley EarthFest launches another great eco-friendly community event. The collaboration with the Barns will allow the event to proceed rain or shine as the majority of events and workshops will be held inside the Barns’ facilities. Event organizer Cheryl Ash said, “We are excited to offer a greener dynamic and a smaller footprint for this year’s celebration. Our event will be held inside the beautifully restored barns at Barns of Rose Hill.”
Working with the Barns has also provided the perfect venue for the addition of a Barn Dance featuring The Woodshedders & Holy Ghost Tent Revival. “The dance is not yet sold out but is close and the ticket “tickers” are ticking away,” Ash said. Advance tickets are still available for $10.00 at www.valley-earthfest.webbly.com until midnight on the 21st. Ticket prices at the door will be $17.00.
Whatever your tastes there are activities for the whole family throughout the day. The Main Festival begins at noon and runs through 5:00 p.m. followed by the Barn Dance which will run from 5:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. and food and libations will be served throughout both events.
A partial list of events and activities include:
- Vendors selling naturally grown seedlings, beautiful native flowers and plants, wine goblets from recycled glass, eco-friendly candles, handmade soaps, essential oils, and much more.
- A Green Sprouts Kids area where kids can plant seeds to take home in prepared pots.
- Workshops will be offered all day including a backpackers workshop teaching how to properly pack back packs for a successful and comfortable hike, how to hand spin using natural fiber yarns, learning about permaculture and even a recreational tree climbing workshop.
- Local farm sourced food vendors will delicious foods and beverages.
- Live music kicks off at 3:00 p.m. with the Furnace Mountain Band followed by the original blues group The Hard Swimming Fish. Live performances will be capped off by the Hoot n the Hall Barn Dance in the Great Hall featuring The Woodshedders and Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
So come out and enjoy all things green with this Clarke County tradition and celebrate Earth Day in the valley.