Rain or shine, EarthFest 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the World’s Fair Park performance lawn in downtown Knoxville. There will be over 60 exhibitors and attractions, and as always, it’s a free, zero-waste event for the whole family, including your pets.


Over the past 17 years, EarthFest has become East Tennessee’s premier Earth Day event. And it’s not simply a celebration of the planet. From an interactive educational scavenger hunt and live music, to kid-friendly activities and a fuel-efficient car showcase, EarthFest has something for everyone.


Onsite events and activities will include:

Live music on the stage:

  • 11 a.m. How About Never
  • 12:30 p.m. Deadbeat Scoundrels
  • 2:15 p.m. 3 Mile Smile
  • 4 p.m. Natty’s Common Root

Educational scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes

Youth area with free kids crafts

  • Decorating rain barrels for Beardsley Farm
  • Face painting
  • Making bracelets out of upcycled materials
  • Crafting vests out of recycled paper bags
  • Making seed starters out of toilet paper tubes
  • Turning t-shirts into reusable bags
  • Using t-shirts to create dog toys

Fuel-efficient car showcase organized by East Tennessee Clean Fuels

Goodwill pop-up clothing shop

Medic blood drive and organ donor sign up

Free tree and shrub giveaway by the Town of Farragut Stormwater Matters and sustainability programs (Redbud, Beautyberry, American Elderberry, and Eastern Ninebark while supplies last)

Reusable mason jar giveaway by the Tennessee Clean Water Network

Energy efficient light bulb giveaway by KUB (while supplies last)

Sterling Contracting will exhibit a Tiny Home demonstrating simplicity, sustainability and micro living


For more information, including a detailed list of sponsors, bands, onsite events and scavenger hunt prizes, visit www.knox-earthfest.org.