Earth Fest 2013 to feature live music, kids’ activities, artists’ market

March 27, 2013

Adults and children of all ages are invited to join the fun as Penn State Shenango holds Earth Fest 2013 from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in downtown Sharon, Pa. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include live music and entertainment, children’s activities, the Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Science Lab, an artists’ market, Penn State Berkey Ice Cream, green information from local organizations and businesses, a recycling event, and eco-friendly cars from Montrose Auto Group and Mel Grata Scion. Food will be available to purchase.

Educational presentations will include “Farm-to-Table Programs” by Elliott Lengel from 1 to 1:45 p.m., “Butterfly Gardening” by Master Gardener Donnajean Anyeart from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. and “Tomato Gardening” by TC Conner, The Write Gardener from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There will be live music all afternoon beginning with a drum circle (bring your own drum) from noon to 12:45 p.m., acoustic rock by Mandolin Whiskey from 1 to 2 p.m., environmental songs and puppetry by Chris Rowlands from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. and finishing with the jazz quartet Hot Club Allegheny, featuring local musician Max Schang from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Activities for children and family members of all ages include Raku pottery glazing by Penn State Ceramics instructor Christian Kuharik, an amphibian and reptile program by Pymatuning State Park, environmentally-themed crafts and activities by Hermitage School Green Team, face painting by First Presbyterian Church of Sharon and Storytelling (“The Lorax”) by the Penn State Shenango Drama Club.

New this year is the Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Science Lab which will be stationed in the faculty/staff parking lot outside of the Science Building on Penn Avenue, along with the eco-friendly cars from Mel Grata Scion and Montrose Auto Group. 

Other activities available throughout the day include an eco-friendly local artist’s market, information tables from environmentally-conscious local businesses and organizations, and a recycling drive for computer equipment and cellphones (10 years old or less).

In the Great Hall, Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream will be available for purchase.

Earth Fest 2013 is being co-sponsored by WKBN and Fox Television, as well as Mel Grata Scion and Montrose Auto Group. For a complete schedule of events or for more information on Earth Fest 2013, contact the Student Affairs office at 724-983-2836 or visit

Last Updated March 27, 2013