City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Earth Awareness Fair Saturday, April 22nd, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

2023 Earth Awareness Fair Poster

   Please download this year’s Fair poster and share with your family and friends or print and hang up in supporting local hot spots and/or places of business.

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    Interested in taking part? Download and return corresponding forms below. New due date for all forms is Friday, April 7.

   Missed the deadline but still interested in taking part? Please contact event organizer, Adena Rivas, at

 2023: Face-to-Face & Online

    City of Springfield partners with SMTD (Springfield Mass Transit District) to offer public transport to and from the event and with the Springfield Park District to host this year’s Earth Awareness Fair at the Henson Robinson Zoo located at 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr.

   Event will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 11 am - 4 pm. *FREE Transportation Available

    Pre-registration and/or tickets is not required for entry; however, entry will be limited to 50 attendees every half hour to help with crowding and social distancing. Questions regarding entry, please contact the Henson Robinson Zoo by calling 217.585.1821.

  • For those uncomfortable or unable to come to the Fair, we have an online platform that offers a wide variety of educational information in downloadable and online viewing format.
  • Please click on corresponding links below.

 Earth Awareness Fair Facebook Page

   Check out past year events and pictures as well as stay current on all the latest event news by going to our Facebook page at

 COVID-19 Guidelines

    Please review policies prior to attending this year’s Earth Awareness Fair.

 2023 Related Events

Peep Children Tree Planting Activity Planned for 2023 Earth Awareness Fair

The Springfield Urban Forestry Commission and the University of Illinois Extension office for Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Counties are co-sponsoring a tree planting activity for children at the City of Springfield’s 2023 Earth Awareness Fair on April 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Children are welcome to assist U of I Extension Master Gardner Ruth Oliver in planting the tree near the Children’s Garden at Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E Lake Shore Drive in Springfield. Dr. Amy McEuen, of the Urban Forestry Commission, and UIS, will be present to educate the children about the many benefits provided by trees in the environment. Once it’s planted, children may come and visit their tree each time they come to the zoo.