NewEF2015Celebrate – learn – grow – as 5000 visitors and participants “Love Your Earth” at the 8th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival Saturday, April 29 at historic Croft Farm in Cherry Hill. Be part of South Jersey’s largest eco-event marking Earth Day at this all-weather event.

Free bike parking

Free bike parking

Consider biking to our free festival – since free parking can be a challenge at this well-attended event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A free bike parking area is available so you, friends and family can safely stow your bicycle and helmet at this volunteer-staffed area across from the Croft Farm house.

Start the day with the Family Fun Bike Ride sponsored by Cherry Tree Corporate Center and supported by Erlton Bike Shop; this is an enjoyable two or nine-mile ride from Croft Farm to the adjacent Cherry Hill Barclay Farm neighborhood.  Bike ride registration is required and participants (aged 8 or older) must wear a helmet. Bike ride check-in is at 8 a.m. and the ride is completed in time for the official start of the Earth Festival at Croft Farm.

Opening festival ceremony 9:45 a.m.

Opening festival ceremony 9:45 a.m.

Festival visitors enjoy the 9:45 opening event that also kicks off two stages of live entertainment throughout the day. Performances by Rosa Middle School’s talented students and Cherry Hill Township, area officials and Sustainable Cherry Hill leaders, welcome all our visitors.

Across three farmstead acres there will be more than 100 displays that focus in part on this year’s festival theme, “Love Your Earth.” Exhibitors including all 19 Cherry Hill Schools, are showing how communities can help counter climate change in ways large and small.

In addition, the festival includes a recycling depot for e-waste drop-off, gently worn shoes, hangers, batteries, plastic

Three acres of displays, education & food

Three acres of displays, education & food

bags and more; healthy food choices for purchase; plant-swap; arts and crafts; and demonstrations on ways to reduce your carbon footprint and – Love Your Earth.

Be a sponsor or Earth-friendly vendor at the festival and stay updated about all Earth Festival activities at our Earth Festival page, on Facebook and Twitter (@SCHEarthFest).

The 8th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival is produced in partnership with the non-profit Sustainable Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill Township, and Cherry Hill School District.

Sustaining and Presenting Sponsors include: LourdesCare of Cherry Hill and Ravitz Family Markets.