SolarFest: 3 days of family-friendly entertainment, workshops, and inspiration!

July 7, 2013 in Community Development, Inspiration, Makers, Youth & Education by Jen

SolarFest- The Power of Positive Energy is a three-day festival of world-class entertainment and workshops in renewable energy, sustainability, and community engagement.

Maker Faire exhibit

Maker Faire exhibit

Mini Maker Faire

New this year is the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire. Maker Faires are a family-friendly showcase of innovation, invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. It’s an exciting way to see what people are making and share in their learning. It’s a perfect fit for anyone who appreciates Yankee ingenuity, enjoys taking things apart, or putting things together!

Live Entertainment

With a Main Stage, a Family Stage, and Off-Stage entertainment, there is something for everyone. Performers include local and regional favorites and award-winning artists, such as:

There are even more workshops to fill out the festivities. And, if that’s still not enough, the Keynote Speaker is Ben Cohen, founding partner of Ben & Jerry’s. Cohen is now President of the Stamp Stampede campaign whose goal is to get money out of politics.

About SolarFest

The SolarFest was started nineteen years ago as a festival showcasing the power and possibility of Solar Energy. It continues today as a non-profit organization with a simple mission: SolarFest blends art, education, and outreach to inspire conservation, promote renewable energy, and support sustainable communities. Through our steadfast commitment to education, arts and community outreach, SolarFest, Inc. teaches and demonstrates the power and sensibilities of renewable energy and sustainable living at conferences, performances and venues throughout the year.

As the Northeast’s premier energy and music festival, SolarFest blends art, education, and community outreach to inspire the conservation of Earth’s limited resources, to promote renewable energy, and to support the creation of sustainable communities.

Living what they believe, the entire weekend festival, including sound and lights, runs on renewable energy: mostly solar with a little wind.

SolarFest combines superb family entertainment with presentations by some of the region’s most knowledgeable Renewable Energy experts. Workshops on green building and sustainable agriculture are balanced with a series designed especially for young people called The Solar Generation. There is also a special children’s activity area (Kids Korner).

Tickets remain affordable and include all the workshops and entertainment: Children under 14 are FREE; one day passes are $15, and full weekend passes are $39. On-site camping is available.

Plenty of space is provided throughout the weekend for serendipitous encounters, conversation, dancing, hiking, camping, relaxation, and an overall celebration of our planet’s beauty.

Learn more at their website- and perhaps we’ll see you there.