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  2016 Boonsboro Green Fest

Photo by Ana Solberg

Last year's opening ceremony

The rain took a break as blue skies and blue t-shirts came out for eighth annual Boonsboro Green Fest at Shafer Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Close to 5,000 attended the day-long event. The opening ceremony at the Bandstand was delayed because some of the attendees, including master of ceremonies Tim Rowland, Herald-Mail columnist, were delayed because of a traffic accident on I-70.

Pictured (above) at the ceremony are (first row, from left) committee members (in blue shirts) Sean Haardt, Laura Schnackenberg and Amy Jones, Rowland, committee members Barbara Wetzel and Rosemary James, and Mark Widmyer, the governor's Western Maryland coordinator; (second row) committee members Renee Elias and Kathy Vesely, Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline, Brunswick Mayor Karin Tome and committee member Janeen Solberg; (third row) committee member Brigitte Schmidt, Boonsboro council member Cindy Kauffman, sponsor Shannon Murphy of BodySense PT, Congressman John Delaney's representative Caitlin Ainge', Washington County Board of Education president Donna Brightman and sponsor JoAnne Grove of Turn the Page Bookstore; (fourth row) Boonsboro town manager Megan Clark, Boonsboro assistant mayor Howard Long, Boonsboro police chief Chuck Stanford, Boonsboro Middle School principal Gary Willow and Brunswick city council member Ellis Burress; and (back row) Charles "Skip" Kauffman, Washington County register of wills Jason Malott, county treasurer Todd Hershey, Boonsboro Economic Development Commission chair Dick Keesecker, Hagerstown mayor David Gysberts and Kai Hagen of Envision Frederick and former Frederick County commissioner.

Committee members not pictured included Leslie Haardt, Darrell Jones, Dan Murphy, Rick Schulman, Susan Simonson, Greg Solberg and county liaison Tony Drury, recycling coordinator, who were busy working in the park as the festival got under way.

The opening program that kicked off the all-day event included the singing of "This Land is Your Land", led by area singer-songwriter Tony M. Music. The Woody Guthrie song has been adopted by the Boonsboro Green Fest Committee as the festival's unofficial theme song.

Both Congressman Delaney and U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski sent resolutions of congratulations to the committee. New Washington County commissioner Wayne Keefer did not arrive in time for the ceremony due to the traffic accident.


Scenes from the 2016

Boonsboro Green Fest

Committee member Greg Solberg moves a load of Styrofoam.

Tony M. Music & committee member Sean Haardt (right) entertain youngsters in the Kids' Zone. Sean and his wife Leslie, also a committee member, have co-chaired the children's activities for the last several years.

Big electronic information sign on N. Main St., Boonsboro

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In Boonsboro's Shafer Park

   Vendor sign-up

   underway for

   9th Green Fest

BOONSBORO, Md. (January 2017) - Vendor applications are being accepted for the 9th annual Boonsboro Green Fest to be held on Saturday, May 13 in Boonsboro's Shafer Park.


Applications may be submitted up until the March 15 deadline, however, prospective vendors who apply by March 1 will pay only $25 for a space; the fee doubles for applications received from March 2 to 15.


The spring festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturday before Mother's Day. An opening ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the bandstand.


Organizers expect the park to be filled to capacity with 200 vendors for the third year in a row, so vendors are urged to apply as soon as possible before all the spaces are taken. The first Green Fest in 2009 drew 84 vendors. 


The festival will also feature live music all day long, recycling drop-off center, kids zone, food pavilion, and a wine and beer garden. Proceeds from the garden go directly to the Friends of Shafer Park and are dedicated to the future swimming pool project.

Vendors are chosen based on adherence to the Green Fest mission "to promote conservation, recycling and sustainable living within our community."

Based on the themes or products of the vendors, they will be listed on the website and in the program brochure in various categories, such as Eco-Home, Eco-Lifestyle, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening, Conservation & Recycling, Eco-Kids, Clean Energy Options, Health & Wellness, Go Local, and Food & Refreshments.


The vendor application, as well as forms to volunteer and to become a sponsor, can be found on this website.  Forms are also available at Boonsboro Town Hall, 21 N. Main St., or by sending a request for a form to: Boonsboro Green Fest, PO Box 64, Boonsboro, MD 21713.


The Green Fest Committee is the general sponsor of the annual festival, which is planned and produced by volunteers and is financed by vendor fees and the generosity of dozens of sponsoring partners. It is also an official event of the Town of Boonsboro.