Festival Schedule

Our 10th Annual Festival continues is“chock-full” of educational opportunities that will help to sharpen everyone’s “eco-knowledge.”  We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday April 22nd!

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Lions Club “Lose the Litter”
Join friends and neighbors to help clean up Newtown’s streets while looking for gift certificates for free ice cream Sundaes from Ferris Acres Creamery — which are hidden around town for lucky crews to win one as you “tackle the trash”!


National Anthem — 

Invocation — 

Great Live Tunes from Local Musicians

Comprised of father and son guitarists, John Eurell Sr. and John Eurell Jr., Sundad is making their name as an acoustic band whose compositions, recordings, and live performances are filled with beautiful rythyms, harmonies, and chord changes. The original repertoire consists mainly of finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals that have been described as “World Fusion, New Age” and Jam-Band music. Website: www.sundad.com

Alternate Universe
A town favorite, Mark Barden and his band are back with great licks, jamming tunes and an anticipated set of crowd-pleasers to close the day.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/AlternateUniverse2010

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Birds of Prey
Festival-goers get to meet hawks and owls up close and personal. Hurt in the wild and now cared for by Sharon Audubon, these magnificent birds are the ambassadors for their species. It is a great opportunity to learn about these wonderful aviators and the Audubon’s work in rehabbing and releasing them. Check them out on Facebook or the web.


Tasty Food
An abundance of lunch options, tasty snacks, and great beverages were available as folks browsed our festival. Featuring My Place pizza, Catering by Roxanne, Aquarian Catering, ice cream treats from The Farmer’s Cow, and yummy maple popcorn from Aradia Farm, our Food Court offered plenty of options for everyone!


  • Get Your Face Painted
  • Tie-Dye T-Shirts & Make Eco-Crafts
  • Make Your Own Seed Balls and Pottings
  • Learn About Composting & Gardening Fun
  • Learn How to Knit with Nicole Christensen
  • Get a Bike Safety Check with Sandy Hook Cycle
  • Save Money on Your Electric Bill w/ the Sustainable Energy Commission

From “green” merchants to school clubs and town associations, Newtown’s 10th Annual Earth Day Festival is the one place to learn how “easy it is to be green!”