2015 Festival Schedule

Our 8th Annual Festival continues was“chock-full” of educational opportunities that helped to sharpen everyone’s “eco-knowledge.”  We look forward to doing it all again next year!

ED2013 Lose the Litter Hero Logo9:00-1:oopm
Lions Club “Lose the Litter”
Join friends and neighbors to help to 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”!


Opening — Pat Llodra, Newtown First Selectman
National Anthem — Kyle Mangold
Invocation — Mitch Bolinsky, CT State Representative

Neverland String Band
This family trio brings an “old-timey” feel to classic and modern folk music that celebrates our wonderful little planet.

“Dagohir Demo” w/ Andrew Mangold (Kid’s Section)
Another returning favorite, Andrew is back to show-off all his cool Middle Earth-inspired costumes and battle-gear for kids of all ages to play and learn about this growing fantasy game.

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The Harpoon Dodgers
Acoustic alt-rock-country from a bunch of local “Daves”!



Noon-1:00pmED band
 We’re excited to have this outstanding Grammy nominated father-son team from Newtown back with us again this year to break out smiles with their brand of acoustic “World Fusion, New Age” and Jam-Band music.


Last Train
Acoustic rock from locals Stephen Hammicott, Butch Bochino, and Dennis Simonson that you can listen & dance to without getting your ear drums blown out!ED Last Train





Taiko Drumming by Fraser Woods Montessori School
Check out the massive beat of Fraser Woods’ returning drummers.

2:00-3:00pm Talks
Birds of Prey Exhibit (Kid’s Section)ED2013 Sharon Owl
Sponsored by the good folk at The Sharon Audubon Center, festival-goers get to meet their 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.

ED Split Decision

Split Decision
This high energy band out of Danbury covers rock and pop from the Stones and CCR to Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars.


ED Alternate Universe 23:00-4:00pm
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.

ED2013 Drum Circle3:00-4:00pm
A Music Celebration for the Earth (Kid’s Section)
A community music making celebration to honor Earth Day hosted by SOUND with a lively multigenerational Drum Circle.



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
  • Design a Custom Spin-Art Frisbee w/ Popowich Chiropractic
  • Make Your Own Seed Balls and Pottings
  • Meet the Animals from Paproski’s Castle Hill Farm
  • Win a Native Plant with Newtown Conservation Commission’s Raffle
  • Recycle Your Old Mattresses and Beat-Up Books
  • Learn About Composting & Gardening Fun
  • Make Pine Cone Bird Feeders w/ Stonehollow Home Inspections
  • 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 8th Annual Earth Day Festival was the one place to learn how “easy it is to be green!”  Want to be a part of it of our 2016 Festival?  Check out our registration page!