What are you doing on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011? Well, if you're in the Western PA area, I have a great suggestion for you. Why not bring the kiddos to the Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival at Hartwood Acres? So far, the weather people are predicting a picture-perfect day, complete with sunshine and temps in the high 60s. And there is plenty to see and do at this zero-waste event this year, including:
- Earth-friendly food and product vendors
- Green living demonstrations
- Kid's activities
- and ME!
There are other ways to green your day at the festival. Simply bring any of the following items to donate:
- Non-perishable food items for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- Reusable tote bags to be used by the Food Bank to distribute food (collected by The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project)
- Burnt-out CFLs (Grejda Electric)
- New or gently used medical items, including crutches, canes, collapsible walkers, non-motorized wheelchairs, shower chairs and nebulizers (Global Link)
- Unused, unexpired, unopened medical supplies -- bandages, gauze, gloves and diapers (Global Link)
But that's not all there is for the kids! Here's what else is going on:
- 11 am - 5 pm
- Face painting
- Hay rides
- Magician Bill Eiler
- Pumpkin painting
- Noon - 4 pm
- Petting zoo
- Balloon artists by Kahuna Balloona
- Inflatable rides by Windswept Entertainment
- 1:30 - 2:30 pm
- Kelsey Friday & the Rest of the Week -- interactive children's music
As excited as I am to be part of this amazing festival, I must admit I'm a bit envious of the rest of you who will be able to spend your day browsing through the grounds, playing with your kids and shopping for some really cool stuff!
Best of all, it's FREE! There is no charge for admission or parking.
If you decide to spend your Saturday at the best festival Allegheny County has to offer, please use the Middle Road entrance to Hartwood Acres. And please, stop by my booth and say 'hello.' I can't wait to meet you!
Keeping it green in Pittsburgh,