Saturday, August 12th
The Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association is coming up to their 5th annual Applefest! Celebration. Applefest! 2017 is shaping up to be our largest celebration yet.
This is a FREE family festival
Saturday, August 12 10 AM – 8 PM, downtown Galt gardens
The fruit rescue program has been buzzing with fruit picking for a couple of weeks now in preparation for the big day. The day of Applefest we will have an apple press and be fresh pressing and pasteurizing juice right on site. Bring a jar or give us a call and come learn while you pick. (Applefestlethbridge@gmail.com)
To encourage less use of fossil fuels and great outdoor time, BikeBridge lethbridge will be offering a bike service rack and information table at our event. Bike on in.
We have a huge partnership this year with Pogo Brothers in the form of our family friendly Apple Beer Tent including "root beers" for the littles.
Applefest! Learning tents are a go again this year with hands on workshops in the areas of making your own Apple cider vinegar, herb drying/tea making, hands on creating zero waste, Sweet grass bison will be presenting on natural prairies and the role/importance of the bison in restoration, how to make your own kombucha, seed saving, DIY reusable menstrual products , hoopla hooping lessons and a few more tba.
We will have two kids activity tents this year, one offered by Helen Schuler Nature center and one run by the Applefest! Committee. There will be hands on sustainably focused crafts and activities in each tent. Kids will have the opportunity to make themselves a reusable t shirt bag and take home a tree/plant to plant for themselves. There will be old fashion building items and crafts for the littles to explore.
Of course the live entertainment and music. You will be able to take in the sounds of:
Dark Wrangler/In Cahoots
Gabriel T Olsen
The Steve Keenan Blues Band
Jolene Draper Trio
Come and get your dance on.
We will have local vendors selling local, hand and sustainably made goods. We will have the Purple Carrot joining us with their re fill stations to further reduce your impact. Bring your jars and refill your hand soaps, laundry soap, shampoos and conditioners. They will also have on hand the cold fresh Steeped tea kombucha tap for refills.
And food! We have an incredible line up for food this year with the Stoketown cafe, and Urban grocer providing yummy locally sourced and prepared foods.
The festival starts at 10 am with opening ceremonies and the music, food, learning tents and beer gardens will begin after that. The festival runs until 8 pm. This is a family friendly festival and we want to inspire different ways to reduce our impact on the planet.
We will have Goddess Inc set up in the Red Tent for women's circle and they will be hosting A short workshop on reusable menstrual products. Be sure to check out the tent
For volunteer opportunities or more information, please email email@example.com or by calling Mandy Sandbach 403-894-4711
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3rd Ave S and 5th St S
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