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Green Earth Day

Date: July 22, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The purpose of “Green Earth Education Day” is to provide groups and businesses an opportunity to share ways in which the community can become more environmentally responsible and sustainable.

Exhibitor Info

There are 3 ways you can participate:
  • As a Vendor (promote and sell their product through educational and/or interactive displays)
  • As an Exhibitor (organizations who provide educational & interactive displays)
  • As a Sponsor to support “Green Earth Education Day” event and recycling efforts at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
The Green Earth Day exhibitors and vendors will be expected to:
  • Provide a Staffed educational/interactive display and materials in the park. A minimum of 50% of your display must be educational.
  • Provide your own portable shade/awning if desired.
  • Keep your area clean during the day and to clean-up at conclusion.
  • Pay a $50.00 donation to offset the cost of a listing in the daily program and signage for the event.
The Fair Green Earth Education committee will provide:
  • A space approximately 10 x 10 feet in Heritage Park.
  • Two (2) 8-foot banquet tables for your display. (If requested)
  • Gate admission tickets for working personnel on Friday, July 22, 2022.
  • Assistance in transporting materials to your space in the park.
  • Electricity is available on a very limited basis. Participant must furnish their own extension cord.
  • Parking is designated south of Gate 1, just south of the Campground.
  • Display space will be assigned in the order applications and contracts are returned.

UpCycle Contest

This is a fun event to promote recycling and show off your creative talents! Items need to be made from something old and/or unused & re-purposed into something new. The Contest is limited by imagination only. Items must be in good taste and Fair appropriate.

Contest Rules & Entry Form

UpCycle Bazaar Vendors

Are you a crafty person that creates items from trash to treasures?

Several individuals sell things through the year at craft bazaars that are created from trash to treasure. Here is an opportunity for you to display your items in July. This new event during “Green Earth Education Day” is for you. The Green Committee is introducing a craft bazaar for individuals that create Upcycle and Re-purposed crafts. This will be an opportunity to set up a booth during Green Day to sell your items for fair guests to purchase. Only upcycled and re-purposed crafts will be allowed.

The Green Day event is Friday, July 22, 2022 in Heritage Park. Set up time is 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Your display needs to be staffed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Green Committee will offer a booth with one table and 2 chairs for $20. Additional tables can be requested at $5 each, with a maximum of 3 tables.

More information can be obtained via e-mail at


The Dunlap Lions Club in partnership with the Fair's Green Committee will be collecting old eyeglasses. If you have old glasses lying around the house, consider them to the Lions Club on Friday, July 22nd from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm in Heritage Park. For every pair you donate you will be entered into a drawing for 1st place 4 passes for another day at the Fair; 2nd place $20 of Clover Cash to be spent at the Fair; and 3rd place $10 of Clover Cash. The drawing will be held at 5:00 pm. Winners do not need to be present.
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New in 2022 Green Committee announces a New Contest for 4-H Clubs to replace the Decorated Barrel Contest.

An “Up-cycled item” is constructed from something old, used, discarded, trash that is repurposed and transformed into a new and useful treasure. It can be used as the club entry.

The Elkhart County 4-H Clubs are encouraged to form a group of club members. There must be at least 2 families involved with the work. The Entry Forms are due to the Green Committee by June 15, 2022. The entries and judging will take place during the Green Day Event on the first Friday of the 2022 fair. (July 22nd) There will be monetary prizes award to the winning 4-H Clubs.

Download the form below for more info as to how to get involved.


Caps for Benches

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Green Earth Day Committee is committed to sustainability and recycling. As part of that initiative, the committee began the project, "Caps for Benches" in 2015.

The Caps for Benches initiative was a youth driven collection of caps and lids that are processed and turned into 100% recycled benches. Since 2015, the Fair has recycled over 35,000 pounds of plastic and created over 100 100% recycled benches! In 2020, the initiative changed to focus on producing picnic tables for the Fairgrounds and since have created 13 picnic tables.

Those that wish to participate may drop off small quantities of CLEAN caps and lids at the collection bin in the Fair Office lobby. Those that wish to donate larger quantities should contact the Green Earth Day Director, Jan Robinson, at Due to time and spacial requirements of the annual Fair, collection of bottle caps is paused during the month of July. Those that would like recognition for their collection should clearly mark each bag.

List of Acceptable Caps and Lids

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