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ACUA Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2019
ACUA Environmental Park
6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |  Rain or Shine


Join us for our 29th Annual Festival that features a range of exciting activities for our community to enjoy and celebrate our environment, including many free kids activities, interactive demonstrations, entertainment, delicious food, local vendors, live animals and educational workshops. Check back for our full list of activities and vendors. 

To become a vendor or sponsor, please visit the tabs above.


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors 

atlanticarenew   calvinew       NJWEAsm    Siracusa

Bronze Sponsors

County Conservation LLC

Eckert Seamans Attorneys at Law

PlasTeak

Friends and Supporters

Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants
Carbon Industrial Services
Clean Energy
French and Parrello Associates
Gabel Associates, Inc.
Holman Frenia Allison
Industrial Furnace Company, Inc.
Polistina & Associates

This year’s 29th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 (rain or shine) at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There are lots of free, fun and educational activities for everyone. The celebration has many exciting events and entertainment throughout the day. Over 150 vendors, crafters, food vendors and exhibitors will be part of the celebration.    

Free Workshops

Free workshops will be held every hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the amphitheater. Topics will be updated as workshops are confirmed. Composting demonstrations will be held throughout the day in the community garden.  

Wind, Solar and Wastewater Facility Tours

This is the 14th year that the public is welcome to take tours of New Jersey’s first commercial wind farm. Free shuttles will take participants to the wind farm from the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township beginning at 10 a.m. (last shuttle at 3:15 p.m.). In addition, tours of ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility and solar project will be available.

Recycling Center Tours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Come see how mixed recycling collected from Atlantic County residents, schools and businesses is processed and separated into valuable commodities to market. This sophisticated system of conveyors, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorting and manual quality control sorting is incredible!

Eco Hayrides (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Eco Hayrides, a perennial favorite, take visitors to the top of the landfill for panoramic views of the area, including Atlantic City and the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm.

Seedlings

The ACUA will be giving out free red maple and Cornelian cherry trees, as well as free seed packets while supplies last (one per person).  

Entertainment

Visit the Turtlesinger to learn about, touch and feed live turtles.  Be part of the show in Middle Earth Studios’ performance.   Woodford Cedar Run will have a table exhibit with live birds of prey and reptiles.  Don’t miss The Magic of Energy show to learn about renewable energy sources.  Listen to the talented Valerie Vaughn sing about the folklore and history of South Jersey.  Eyes of the Wild will teach you how various creatures use their self-defense tools.  Other highlights include games and pictures with Supercan.  

Exhibitors

Part of the celebration includes exhibits by many community and environmental groups including: the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Atlantic Audubon Society, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, animal activist groups and many family service organizations.  

Crafters/Vendors/Food

A variety of items will be for sale during the festival such as handmade jewelry, vegetable and native plants, flowers, bath & body products, yoga demonstrations, solar vendors, books, handmade glass items, local honey, beeswax candles, health/nutritional products, repurposed/upcycled items, local art and fair-trade products.  

A variety of food will be available in the food court and at various locations throughout the festival.  Enjoy empanadas, bbq, pizza, salads, smoothies, ice cream, cheesesteaks, gyros, shrimp, burritos, tater tots, milkshakes, vegetarian items, water ice, cupcakes and much more.  

Recycled Art

Come see the projects created for the fourth annual Recycled Art Contest!  Selected art will be on display at the festival and awards will be presented to the winners in each age group.



Thank you for your interest in the Earth Day Festival! Vendor applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Please apply early as spaces fill quickly.

We offer the following tips to help you have a successful day:

  • Provide an interactive activity to make your exhibit fun and engaging.
  • Join the 2019 Earth Day Facebook Event and share it with your friends/followers.
  • We encourage the use of a mobile credit card processing service if you are selling any products.

Setup information:

  • Space numbers will not be sent prior to the festival.
  • Set-up must be complete by 9 am. *NEW* The main road will close at 9 am and vehicles will not be permitted to drive to their space.
  • The entrance gate will open at 7 am.
  • You will be directed to your space upon arrival.
  • No parking at your site. After unloading, you will be directed to the parking area.
  • If you require electric, please bring an extension cord(s).
  • Breakdown is not permitted prior to 4 p.m.
  • Space must be staffed at all times.

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Festival takes place RAIN or SHINE.
  • Tents are allowed, but they must be weighted down.
  • Vendors cannot sell or give away live animals.
  • Exhibitors in violation of festival rules will be asked to leave without a refund.
  • You will be asked to stop the sale or distribution of any items that do not meet ACUA Earth Day vendor criteria.
  • Prices must be clearly marked on items being sold.
  • No smoking at your space.
  • No styrofoam products.
  • No plastic bags.
  • No balloons.
  • No refunds.

VENDOR, EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

All applications will be reviewed by the Earth Day Committee to ensure vendors and items are: eco-friendly, homemade/handcrafted, educational, fair trade or wellness related. If your items do not clearly meet the criteria, please explain on the application how your display is compatible with Earth Day.

Please note the following:

  • Not every application will be approved. If your business/items do not meet the criteria, fees will either be returned or your credit card will not be charged.
  • The number of spaces for solar vendors will be limited to four businesses.
  • Vendors selling similar products (soap, candles, etc.) will be limited to two.
  • Vendors promoting the same brand (Tupperware, Shaklee, etc.) will be limited to one.

We are no longer accepting applications for Honey Vendors, Chiropractors, Soaps or Solar Panels.

RegisterOnline 

Download a Printable Vendor Application


FOOD VENDORS
   

Food vendor registration has closed for our 2019 festival. If you are interested in participating as a food vendor at next year's festival, please sign up for our mailing list. Contact Kristi Aiken if you have any questions about the festival. 


2019 Food Vendors

3 Guys Rolling Pies
AC & C Dogs
Bare Knuckle Café
Denny's Dogs
Empanada's by Lady G
Granny's Kettle Korn
Goji
Jay's Crab Shack
J-Dogs
Jersey Shore Donuts
JR Dogs
Juli's Pink Ice Cream
Kona Ice
Latin Bites
Magilla Gorilla Sweet Treats
Matty G Dogz LLC
Nick's Roast Beef
Pirate Pete's Soda
Pleasantville Jokers Football
Potato Patoto
Rita's Water Ice
RSK Donuts
Shore Shake
Souvla King-Gyros
Taffy Cakes
The Cow and the Curd
The Running Chef
We Scream for Ice Cream
Wipeout Eats
ZeeZee’s Vegan





Become a Volunteer

Check back soon for volunteer opportunities for our 2019 festival!


Become a Sponsor

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority sets aside a special day each year to bring our community together and celebrate our earth. This year’s 29thAnnual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Haneman Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township.  The festival draws a crowd of more than 8,000 people who came to have fun and learn how they can make a positive change for the future of our environment.

The success of this event would not be possible without support from our business community, which has shown tremendous enthusiasm for this festival. Earth Day provides an ideal opportunity for businesses to reach potential customers. A financial contribution will assist us in providing effective educational programs, at no cost, to those who attend. Click here to see last year’s brochure which highlights the free programs and activities that were made possible through contributions.

RegisterOnline

Download Printable Sponsor Form


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors 

  calvinew       NJWEAsm    Siracusa

Bronze Sponsors

AtlantiCare 

County Conservation LLC

Eckert Seamans Attorneys at Law

PlasTeak

Friends and Supporters

Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants
Carbon Industrial Services
Clean Energy
French and Parrello Associates
Gabel Associates, Inc.
Holman Frenia Allison 
Industrial Furnace Company, Inc. 
Polistina & Associates
Quad Construction Company
T.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
W.S. Goff Company, Inc.


 
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