The Brown Family Environmental Center at Kenyon College is proud to host the 10th Annual Earth Day Festival in Knox County Ohio in conjunction with its community partners - Knox County Health Department, Knox County Park District, Knox County Recycling & Litter Prevention and OSU Extension Knox County.
The Earth Day Festival celebrates healthy living for ourselves and our world – two goals that go hand-in-hand. Enjoy an entertaining atmosphere while connecting with environmental and health-related resources for green, healthy living. This also includes supporting our economy and community by shopping with local vendors of green products.
This unique, FREE event will feature:
• Over 90 exhibitors and vendors
• Kid's activities
• Live music by Goslee Reed and Kean
• Farm marketers & live farm animals
• Local artisans offering upcycled products
• Free health screenings
• Local food concessions by AVI, Kenyon's local food partner
This year’s theme of “Healthy Inside & Out” focuses on the benefits of staying active and spending time in nature, which is known to reduce blood pressure and symptoms of ADHD, plus improve mood, cognitive power, and cooperation. Incorporating movement such as walking or cycling while outdoors in green space does even more to improve health and fight obesity. For young people, it plants the seeds for developing a sense of stewardship for our world.
Visitors will enjoy hands-on nature at the event, learn how to bring nature into their backyards with native plants, and find out about Knox County’s great spaces for getting outdoors. Visitors will also have an opportunity to take action by writing personal commitments for green, healthy living.
Do something that’s good for yourself and the planet: ride your bike to the Earth Day Festival! Enjoy a 4-mile ride on the scenic Kokosing Gap Trail, flanked by woodlands and the Kokosing River, from Mount Vernon to Gambier. Participants will enjoy give-aways from the starting point and upon arriving at the Festival. No bike? No problem - rent one! Check back soon for details.
Celebrate Earth Day with your feet! Participants of all abilities are invited to walk, run or a little of both for a 4-mile race or 1/2 marathon, both starting at 8 am. The course winds through the historic Kenyon College campus and then the Kokosing Gap Trail for 1/2 marathon runners. After the race, celebrate your accomplishment with great post-race amenities and the Earth Day Festival. To register, visit http://www.racepenguin.com/event/earthdaychallenge/ and contact Amanda Krampf with questions at krampfa
Curious who will be exhibiting and vending at the Earth Day Festival? Check out featured exhibitors below, or see our list of past exhibitors and those who have signed up so far this year.