SolarFest, a ‘Top Ten’ Event
This summer, on July 18, 19 and 20, SolarFest will celebrate its 20th year with three days of inspirational workshops on a variety of sustainability focused topics, creative performances and music across two stages powered entirely with renewable energy and more than 60 exhibitors, craft and fantastic food vendors. Solarfest has been voted as a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Event. This year it was named Yankee Magazine’s Editors’ Choice as a New England top event. SolarFest will host over 80 workshops on renewable energy, green building, sustainable living and agricultural topics. It will also be holding a Mini Maker Faire, and inviting professional installers and homeowners to compete in its racking challenge for the seriously solar. Festival partners include the Wonderfeet Kid’s Museum of Rutland, Vt., Green Mountain College Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Division, Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont (NOFA), 350.org and Transition Town, bringing in-depth, informative, hands-on and fun workshops to attendees. Managing Director Patty Kenyon says, “Over the years, I have seen SolarFest be a true inspiration to many of its attendees. In a world where more and more people are witnessing the real effects on our communities from climate change, SolarFest is more relevant than ever. We give people access to skills and information necessary to thrive in our world’s future, and we do so in a positive and encouraging way.” SolarFest is hosted by Forget-Me-Not Farm, which is powered by a grid-intertied solar system and GMP Cowpower. Ticket information and many other details can be found at solarfest.org.