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Earth Awareness Fair

Annual Earth Awareness Fair

The City of Springfield Office of Public Works announced that its 27th Annual Earth Awareness Fair will take place Saturday, April 27, 2019 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.


  • Ace Bicycle Shop
  • Citizens Utility Board
  • Sangamon Co. RPC "Curb Your Car"
  • CWLP Energy Services
  • Elevate Energy
  • Friends of Sangamon Co. Animal Control
  • Friends of Sangamon Valley
  • Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Goodwill
  • Gotcha
  • Grow Springfield
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Henson Robinson Zoo
  • IDNR- Division of Fisheries
  • IDNR- Conservation Police
  • Illinois Environmental Council
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Illinois Humane
  • Illinois Renewable Energy Association
  • Illinois State Museum
  • Jake's Market Organics
  • Just the Basics
  • Kidzeum
  • Lincoln Library
  • Mayor's Monarch Pledge
  • Midwest Climate Engineering Watch
  • NAACP- Back to School
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service/USDA
  • Northside Children's Community Library
  • Pana Solar Car Challenge
  • Public Works (City of Springfield)
  • Red Cross
  • Republic Services
  • Revival Seed Co.
  • Sangamon Mass Transit District
  • Sangamon Valley Sierra Club
  • Springfield Art Association
  • Springfield Better Bags Project
  • Springfield Bicycle Club
  • Springfield Civic Garden Club
  • Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Springfield Noon Lions Club
  • Springfield Park District
  • Springfield Vegetarian Association
  • Springfield YMCA
  • Sustainable Springfield
  • Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon
  • UAct
  • Urban League (WOW Mobile)
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church

 Music Schedule

  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Music w/ Chris Murphy from WNNS and Prize Give Away
  • 1:45-2:00 p.m. -  (Creative Learning Workshop Stage) Peaches and Bacon
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Thornhill Band
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m. - (Creative Learning Workshop Stage) Peaches and Bacon
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Music w/ Chris Murphy from WNNS and Prize Give Away

Creative Learning Workshop Schedule:

  • 1:00-1:45 p.m. - Nature Buddy by Henson Robinson Zoo
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m. - Milk Crate Planting & Native Plants by Susan Helm & Michael Higgins
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. - Nature Buddy by Henson Robinson Zoo

Additional Activities

  • Art Association 50ft. Plastic Tunnel & Recycled Art
  • Beer, Wine, & Fresh Fruit Drinks provided by Just the Basics
  • Face Painting (2:00-4:00 pm)
  • Food Trucks: StrEATside Bistro & Wafflelicious
  • Illinois Humane “Kissing Booth”
  • Learn Bike Share from GOTCHA
  • Raffle for FREE helmets provided by Scheels
  • Mobile Aquaponics Unit
  • Mobile Conservation Unit
  • Pana Solar Car
  • Petting Zoo provided by Willow City Farm
  • SMTD Natural Gas Bus
  • Urban League “WOW Mobile” providing free HIV & HEPC screenings