The Berks County Earth Day event is Saturday April 23rd from 12 noon to 6pm in Reading City Park at Washington & 11th Streets. This is a FREE rain-or-shine event with many of our exhibitors under tents.
Attractions include an art contest, animal exhibits, music, food vendors, kids activities, history hikes, For-Profit and Non-Profit exhibitors, speakers, and more.
New this year is the “Recycled Art Contest” open to all Berks County high school students grades 9 through 12. The theme is “Renewal” and will be judged at the Berks County Earth Day event April 23rd. Top prize is $300. Entry forms available on-line at www.earthdayberks.org are due by April 10th. Projects must be delivered to Berks Earth Day City Park by 11am to be included in the judging. Awards will be announced from the Bandshell Stage at 3pm.
Animal exhibits include:
- Elmwood Park Zoo
- Venom Institute Snakes, Reptiles, and Amphibians
For-profit exhibitors include:
- Bachman Roofing & Solar Roofing and solar options
- East Penn Manufacturing Lead acid battery recycling and info
- Giorgi Mushroom Co: Mushroom growing and eco impacts
- Kimberton Whole Foods Info about new Wyomissing store location
- Poop Genie Dog waste removal service
- Refillable Goods Products in refillable packaging.
- Solar Way Energy Solar options
Non-profit Exhibitors include:
Animal Rescue League; Baird Ornithological Club; Berks Community Health; Berks County Democratic Party; Berks County Green Party; Berks History Center; Berks Nature; Berks Stands Up; Calvary United Church of Christ; Citizens Climate Lobby; Commonwealth Charter Academy; GoggleWorks Arts Center; Governor Mifflin High School; Hawk Mountain Scouting; Junior League of Reading; League of Women Voters; LGBT Center of Reading; Friends of Nolde Forest; Sierra Club Kittatinny Chapter; Peace & Harmony House; Reading Public Library; Reading Science Center; Reading Youth Advisory Council; Schuylkill River Greenways; Turtle Moon Native American Flute Circle; Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge; and Wild Ones of Southeast Pennsylvania.
Music on two stages includes:
- Vuja De
- Mark James
- Turtle Moon Flute Circle
- Gemini II
- BE Band
- Golden Twine