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Green Fest -  Emmitsburg

The Emmitsburg Green Fest will celebrate the 50th anniversary of  Earth Day in Community Park through activities and demonstrations focused on sustainability and being “green.”

The event is FREE to the public and will feature food, ice-cream, music, face painting, a petting zoo, vendors, arts/craft projects for kids, complimentary document shredding, paint recycling, demonstrations on tree care, composting, rain gardens, electric vehicles and more! Children and families welcome.
We hope to see you there!

Due to COVID-19 the Green Fest has been postponed.  We are working toward a date in the fall.

Saturday May 2, 2020
10 AM - 2 PM

Emmitsburg Community Park
(201 West Lincoln Avenue)
Rain date: Sunday May 3rd

Be an exhibitor - Reserve a booth!
PDF Vendor Application
Application are due by April 24th.


yuck-old-paint-logoPAINT RECYCLING: Old paint sitting in your garage or basement? Bring your quart, 1-gallon or 5-gallon old paint cans to the event and Yuck Old Paint will take care of them. Paint must be in original cans. Both latex (water-based, enamel and acrylic) and oil-based paints accepted. Wood stains NOT accepted. $5 per can for each quart and 1-gallon container. $10 per bucket for each 5-gallon bucket. Cash, check and credit card accepted. For more information visit:


document shredding.  
All sensitive documents will be destroyed on-site and in-person. Upon completion of shredding, a Certificate of Destruction will be given. No box limit. We will take boxes until the truck is full! For more information visit:

Vendors & Organizations Attending (Last Updated 02/06/2020):

Advanced Biofuels USA

All-Shred Maryland

Boys & Girls Club

Emmitsburg Green Team

Face Painting by Elizabeth

Frederick County Forest Conservancy

Frederick County Office of Sustainability (Green Homes Challenge)

Frederick County Health Department

Frederick County Master Gardeners

Frederick County Public Libraries

Kingdom Landscaping

Mom’s Organic Market of Frederick

Monarch Alliance

MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts)

Sierra Club, Catoctin Chapter

The Tower Garden / Juice Plus+

Transit Services of Frederick County

Yuck Old Paint!

ZeroDraft Maryland