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Green Festival is Country’s Largest

The seventh annual Green Festival, the country’s largest green consumer event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 18, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 19, at the Navy Pier, in Chicago.

Leaders in the social justice and environmental community, including speakers, entrepreneurs and activists; an organic beer and wine pavilion; and a marketplace of more than 270 eco-friendly businesses featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services will be available for visitors.

Other highlights include Ford Ride and Drive opportunities, do-it-yourself workshops, a good-food stage and organic cooking demos, a green kid’s zone, information about green jobs and careers, responsible investing and green business opportunities, renewable energy exhibits, a yoga and movement pavilion, community action opportunities, Sierra Club green films, youth programs and local musicians.

Admission is $15-$25 for a full weekend pass with access to exhibit floor, workshops, speakers and films, or free for bike riders that use the valet service. Purchase tickets or volunteer online at or at the show. Exhibitors may call 828-333-9403, ext. 300.