Earth Day and a commitment to living more green are the focus of the Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival being held at Croft Farm on Sat. April 25.
The event kicks off, rain or shine, with the annual Family Fun Bike Ride with Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn.
Participating families can register either online or onsite at 8 a.m. for either the short two-mile route or the long nine-mile route. Both are one-hour rides, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at the Challenge Grove across from the farm. Cyclists must be at least 8 years old and bring their own bikes (trailers are not permitted).
Festival-goers can also take in live entertainment, such as fitness, karate and cheerleading demos. Local musicians and middle school orchestra and jazz bands will also perform upon the two solar-powered stages.
Heads up, Phillies fans! The Phillie Phanatic will drop in between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
There will be plenty of festival eats from Munchie Mobile (hot dogs), Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Olde City Kettle Corn, Springdale Farm, Chimp Aid Cafe and Alex’s Lemonade. Two guided tail walks (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) will help folks get closer to nature. Those with green thumbs can take part in the plant exchange or stock up on free compost. There will also be plants for purchase and gardening advice from the event’s Gardening Task Force.
Over at the farmstead Free Wheel sculpture, will be opportunity to get creative and add to the up cycled art exhibit, PIECEful pARTicipation wALL.
Keeping with Earth Day’s mission to protect the planet environment, the festival will also have a recycling depot where attendees can drop off old electronics, plastic shopping bags,rechargeable batteries and wire hangers.
Gently used shoes are also being collected for donation to Soles4Souls.
Saturday, Apr. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
100 Bortons Mill Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J.
This post is part of our South Jersey Events Listing