To Learn How to Live a Healthier, More Sustainable Life
Who: EcoFest Encinitas, an annual one-day event dedicated to inspiring eco-sustainability
What: EcoFest is North County’s longest-running environmental fair featuring environmental exhibits showcasing eco-friendly products, services and practices, local businesses, interactive children’s activities, money-saving product demonstrations, tips for healthy, sustainable living, live music and organic food and drinks.
When: Sunday, October 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Where: Cottonwood Creek Park located at 95 N Vulcan Ave. in Encinitas
About: Founded in 2005, EcoFest is North County’s longest-running environmental fair founded by local environmental activist Bob Nanninga and championed for years by activist Sandy Atkinson.
Hosted by the City of Encinitas and Presented by San Diego Community Power, EcoFest is also sponsored by EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, San Diego Gas & Electric, the Leichtag Foundation, BCycle Encinitas, BCK Environmental Programs, Ting, Energy Code Ace, and Sun Bum.
EcoFest expects to attract approximately 1,500 attendees and host about 50 exhibitors and vendors, including Surfrider, EcoRotary, San Diego Fix-it Clinic, Encinitas City booths, Encinitas Bee company, and others. Attendees can get to EcoFest this year using a FREE 60-minute pass by BCycle Encinitas. And, this year, EcoFest will be the FIRST one-day event in San Diego County to implement a reusable dish and flatware system to achieve truer zero waste status!
The day will start off with an onstage painting by acclaimed Lama Monk Tashi Norbu with welcoming remarks by State Assemblyperson Boerner-Horvath, County Supervisor Lawson-Reber, and Encinitas Mayor Blakespear.
Attendees can view a dozen electric cars including the new Ford Lightning and Mach-E Mustang, Solo, and others, electric bike test rides, a bike rodeo, San Diego Fix-it Clinic, Master Gardeners, and various children’s activities ranging from recycled art to creative bubbles with “The Bubble Man,” to Solana Center’s worm bins to an eco-scavenger hunt.
There will be delicious food from SeaCoCatch and Krishna’s Kitchens food trucks, and a Libations Lounge with craft beer from Pure Project, Burgeon, California Wild Ales, Duck Foot, and Black Plague, as well as hard Kombucha from Flying Embers and Jaybird, and even First Light Coffee Whiskey and wine provided by ICA. In addition, Living Tea and Proud Source will provide water.
2021 award-winning singer-songwriter Lee Coulter, Dryad, Seepy Pearls and others will entertain attendees on the music stage. Lama Monk Tashi Norbu will demonstrate a sand mandala during the event.
Those who walk, bike, carpool, or take public transportation to the event will be rewarded with a free raffle ticket to win one of over $1,000 in prizes. Attendees can also earn raffle tickets by bringing a reusable water bottle or completing the Ecoscavenger Hunt!
Founded in 2005, EcoFest is the longest-running environmental fair in North County, San Diego, founded by local environmental activists Bob Nanninga and John Gjata. The annual volunteer-run festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit offering a free family-friendly one-day event featuring local green businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and schools. EcoFest is hosted by the City of Encinitas and sponsored by San Diego Community Power, EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, San Diego Gas & Electric, BCycle, Ting, Sun Bum, Energy Code Ace, BCK programs, and the Leichtag Foundation. For more information, visit: