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EcoFair 2010

Our first EcoFair, held on Saturday 22nd May 2010 was a huge success. Over 750 people came (plus the 123 stallholders and helpers), and saw lots of ways to be more environment-friendly and still have a good time.The weather was a perfect, hot, sunny May day, and there was a relaxed feeling of community. We were entertained by wonderful local talent, and the children had a whale of a time without buying anything or using electricity or batteries.  

You can see a page of pictures (2.8MB) of the event.

The 2010 EcoFair was a fun way for all ages to find out about eco-living and the positive choices we can all make towards enjoying a low carbon future. We aimed to show there are lots of ways we can be environment-friendly and have fun! (See our aims.)

Organic vegetables Basket making      

We put on a wide range of attractions, including activities for both children and adults, indoors and outdoors, a performance space for talks, music, and stories which went on throughout the day. There were stalls to buy sustainable goods and services, demonstrations, information stalls and food and drink. Lots of fun for everyone, whatever the weather. You could even test how economically you could drive on a driving simulator! See the EcoFair leaflet (PDF 710KB), poster (PDF 242KB) and programme (PDF 52KB).

We also ran a competition to make a greetings card using recycled materials. The winners were announced at the EcoFair at 1:30pm in the Marquee Theatre.

For children under 12, there was an opportunity to get your whole family into the event for free.

The event started at 10.30am, and entertainments, stalls and workshops continued until 4pm

Entry charges were: individuals 50p, families £1

We sent out an HTML email to publicize the EcoFair.

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We are very grateful for the support of South Gloucestershire Council in putting on the EcoFair.


Here is some of the feedback from members of the public:-