Allen CERT has been invited to participate in this year’s Earthfest Allen. Earthfest Allen is on Saturday, April 1 from 10 am to 2 pm at Dayspring Nature Preserve behind Boon Elementary. Attendance ranges from 1,500 to 5,000 people but an increase is expected this year because of the date, lack of conflict to other Earthfests in the North Texas area, and avoidance of Easter weekend.

According to organizer Josue Diaz, “Earthfest feels like a small town festival and is made up of mainly local non-profits and community groups. Every year we have about 40 different vendors. We’re looking to grow and expand this year to 55 vendors.”

Each vendor is required to offer an educational experience for visitors. This may include demonstrating a concept, allowing people to put on a gear, or something they can experience. “Typically people spend time talking to you,” says Josue. “It isn’t rushed like Allen USA. You’ll really get to connect.”

Vendors include:

  • In-Sync Exotics
  • Girl Scout Troop 3090
  • Dawson & Associates
  • The Connemara Conservancy
  • Girl Scout Troop 3568
  • Allen Garden Club
  • Girl Scout Troop 7204
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union
  • Keep Allen Beautiful
  • Water Conservation

The City of Allen markets Earthfest to the Allen Image and the Allen American publications. Flyers are distributed to every resident in Allen through the Utility Bill as an insert.

If you would like to help with hosting a table at Earthfest, reach out to Chris Diltz. You can also follow along via these outlets: