Special Events at The Fair
The 30th Anniversary Energy Fair features many new attractions. Our two largest content expansions for this year are in the Energy Efficiency & Conservation and Sustainable Farm & Garden categories. Several of our state’s forefront energy efficiency professionals will share their knowledge on Wisconsin’s path to a fossil fuel-free future. Two tours of local organic farms will be also be available, along with three special cooking demonstrations, including an appearance by Around the Farm Table’s Inga Witscher.
Keynote speakers include prominent environmental, societal, and economic leaders like renowned Geologist and Earth Historian — Naomi Oreskes, whose work, “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change,” laid to rest the idea that there was significant disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of global warming and its human causes. Additional keynotes include Bethany McLean, Rosa Clemente, and Curt Meine.
More than 200 exhibitors will be selling and displaying innovative products for home and business. Products include but not limited to; solar and wind electric systems, energy efficient appliances, educational books, recycled products, artisan gifts, and much more. The Energy Fair offers exhibit space to only those who work directly with issues relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable living, or environmental conservation.
Whether you’re interested in expanding clean energy, sustainable gardening and food preparation, propelling your community forward in their sustainability efforts, clean transportation, or maybe, just jamming out to a couple of our ten musical acts, there is something for you at The 30th Anniversary Energy Fair!
The Energy Fair has adopted a festival-style music schedule that includes ten bands performing all weekend long on two stages (one of them human-powered) and two open mic sessions. See performances from bands like Dead Horses, People Brothers Band, Art Stevenson & High Water, and more. Family-friendly performances by aerialists, sustainable signing with Tom Pease, a live Raptor Show, and more kid-friendly programming has been scheduled.
Refreshments including fresh local food, an espresso bar, an iced maple latte stand, solar-brewed beer, and more will be served. The Energy Fair implements zero-waste practices, serving all products on compostable or reusable dinnerware. The sale of plastic bottled water is prohibited. Recycling, waste, and compost containers are clearly marked.SEE MORE SPECIAL EVENTS