The Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival returns to Croft Farm on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Put on each year by Sustainable Cherry Hill, a non-profit, volunteer organization championing sustainability and eco-awareness, the event coincides with Earth Day/Week celebrations.
New at the festival this year will be “green antics” with baseball’s Phillie Phanatic at noon.
Earth Fest highlights include two stages of of live entertainment from fitness and dance demos to local musicians and school jazz bands. Also look out for demonstrations on composting and building a rain barrel, a plant swap, plus more than 100 green-minded vendors.
As always, the event kicks off, rain or shine, with the annual Family Fun Bike Ride.
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).
Bicycle safety checks will be provided before the rides commence.
There will be plenty of healthy festival eats from Honeygrow, b. good, Sweet Pea Ice Cream and Chimp Aid Cafe.
Earth Fest will also have a recycling depot where attendees can drop off small appliances, old electronics, plastic shopping bags, rechargeable batteries and wire hangers.
Ride your bike to the festival and take advantage of the free valet bike parking across from the farm.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 100 Bortons Mill Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ