FarmFest 2016 — Be A Part of a Central Pennsylvania Tradition!

The Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest is a fun, family-oriented event focused on organic farming, good food, and sustainable living through a wide variety of educational events, local foods, lively entertainment, and interactive family activities.  It will be held on Friday, July 29th from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30th from 9 a.m.–10:30 p.m. at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA. 

FarmFest is a family-friendly event with numerous activities for kids including farm animals to pet and our Family Arena. Free workshops will run throughout the weekend for those interested in learning more about organic farming and production. Peruse the Homemade & Homegrown market (featuring regional farmers and artisans), enjoy live music, and learn about the many local food options that central PA offers. Feeling active? Run, walk, or cheer the crowd at the 5K Run & 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, at the Grange Fairgrounds 5K or 1-mile course! FarmFest even offers the opportunity to spend the night at the fairgrounds sleeping in either your own tent/RV, or rent a coveted Grange Park Army Tent!  For more information check out farmfest.paorganic.org.

FarmFest couldn't happen without volunteers.  Visit farmfest.paorganic.org/volunteer/ or contact Meghan to join this year’s crew!  Whether you’d like to lend your expertise in merchandising, grounds decorations, or directing parking, there are many ways to be involved and make a positive difference in the community.

Looking for an opportunity to engage your customers or members?  Consider partnering with PCO and be a part of the 5th Annual Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest.  Becoming a sponsor gets your name in front of festivalgoers with an event or an area branded with your company’s name and logo.  Each sponsor level receives a base package of an indoor 10’x10’ exhibit space, recognition in PCO’s weekly e-news, listing with link on the FarmFest website, and access to the hospitality tent at FarmFest.  Consider a Sun Sponsorship of $1,500+ and receive all this plus your brand associated with your featured FarmFest area, an ad in Organic Matters, PCO’s quarterly publication, and a one-year PCO business level membership.  Other levels include the Soil Sponsor ($1,000), the Water Sponsor ($500-$999), and the Seed Sponsor ($250). 

For vendors, FarmFest offers options at the Organic Food Court, Exhibit Hall, Homemade and Homegrown Market, Wool Village and Browsing Barn.  Tempt hungry festival goes with your made to eat on-site food items in the outdoor Organic Food Court.

Craft & farm vendors can market their business, sell your farm products, and advertise their CSA and farmers market hours.   Artists can display, sell, and demonstrate your artisan crafts. Non-Profit Organizations can get the word out about your organization, reach out to potential members, increase your mailing list and sell your organizational merchandise.

Whether you’re a farmer, food vendor, commercial business, or an organization looking to partner in a fantastic public relations experience, visit our website at farmfest.paorganic.org or email farmfest@paorganic.org for more info on all our sponsor and vendor opportunities!  We hope to see you at FarmFest 2016!

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