Free Family Fun at the Piedmont Earth Day at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

On Saturday, April 20th from 10 am–4 pm, celebrate the community and the planet at the Piedmont Earth Day Fair at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. The largest Earth Day celebration in North Carolina, it’s presented by Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) and is packed with family friendly activities and demonstrations, delicious food, student artwork and more – all free to the public.

“Earth Day is a great time for people of all ages to connect with our planet, build community and take action locally to support the environment,” said Piedmont Environmental Alliance Executive Director Jamie Maier. “Families love the fair and leave with new ideas, native plants, reusable swag, loads of crafts and enthusiasm for environmental action.”

Come for a Day, Gain Ideas for a Lifetime

The fair is a great spring tradition – a fun day for families to explore the booths of 100+ local companies and organizations that promote conservation, solar energy, sustainable food sources, green jobs and more. Exhibitors have kids’ activities galore, so the whole family stays entertained. As you explore, you can take a break to have great local snacks or a meal and listen to local musicians. The best part? Admission and parking are FREE! 

Here are some activities the whole family can enjoy:

Top-Notch Kids’ Activities

The fair offers a range of activities for kids, including arts & crafts, live animals and insects, face-painting and children yoga. Don’t miss the two Kids’ Zones, which feature special activities hosted by Forsyth County Public Libraries, Piedmont Forest School, the Art SHAC and other favorite organizations.

Eco Art Contest with Prizes

Local artists will award prizes for student art, with an environmental theme. See sidebar for information on submitting your young artist’s work!

Demonstrations to “Green” Your Life

Learn about how you can adopt an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, with topics on saving water with rain barrels, gardening for pollinators, growing mushrooms and more. Find tips about “greening” your home (and the tax incentives that make it easier) with information about recycling/reuse, energy-efficient appliances, solar panels and more.

Great Food & Music

Enjoy delicious foods from local vendors and food trucks, some of them powered by mobile solar panels! And, while you’re enjoying a meal, listen to local musicians performing on two stages thanks to the North Carolina Songwriters Co-op. What would be a celebration without great food and music?

The Latest Electric Vehicles

A highlight of the fair is an array of electric vehicles in all sizes, from plug-in cars to trucks and an electric school bus. Visitors can learn about electric charging options as well as the recent rebates and credits that make electric vehicles good for the planet and affordable.

Environmental Education and Debate for All Ages

Fairgoers will experience Piedmont Environmental Alliance’s innovative education programs live at the fair. Ride the Energy Explorers bike to learn about energy use and conservation. Interact with the PEA Stream Table and learn why Every Drop Counts. Check out the Live Debate tent to hear high school students from across the Piedmont discuss the pros and cons of using cars. 

Your family is sure to leave happy and inspired, ready to make changes that protect our planet.

Piedmont Earth Day Fair

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

April 20th from 10 am–4 pm 

Free • Rain or shine

Learn more at peanc.prg/edf      

Earth Day Fair Art Contest

Learn how to submit student art and register at

Based in Winston-Salem, NC, Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) drives action for a more just, resilient and sustainable region, with education programs, events and local advocacy. Learn more at


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