A wide variety of items will be for sale during the festival such as handmade jewelry, energy efficient lighting, vegetable and native plants, bird houses and feeders, baked goods, alpaca products, books, handmade glass items, local honey, health/nutritional products, rain barrels, repurposed/upcycled items and art, and fair trade products. See "Vendor" Tab if you are interested in becoming a vendor.
Interactive Activities and Exhibits
Wind, Solar and Wastewater Facility Tours - First tour leaves at 10 a.m. Last shuttle at 3:15 p.m. (Shuttle Located at Back of Recycling Center)
Take a tour of New Jersey’s first commercial wind farm. Participants will be shuttled from the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township to the wind farm and back. This tour also includes the ACUA Wastewater Treatment Plant, solar project and green roof located at the Atlantic City facility.
Woodford Cedar Run - 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 2 - 2:30 p.m. (Recycling Center)
See the Raptors and Reptiles Show. Observe each species' unique characteristics
and learn about their habitats and adaptations for survival.
Eyes of the Wild - When Animals Attack - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. (Recycling Center)
Many mammals have developed amazing characteristics to avoid becoming "lunch." Learn how these creatures use some of their self defense tools.
Middle Earth Studios -
10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Grass Area)
Bring cameras because the most important people in the show, your
children and friends, will want to re-live this experience.
Mini Yoga Sessions - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Garden Area)
Join Grow Yoga in our garden area for a 30-minute mini yoga session (mats provided for up to 30 people).
Recycling Center Tours - all day (Recycling Center - Second Floor)
This sophisticated system of conveyors, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorting and manual quality control sorting is incredible! Come see how mixed recycling collected from Atlantic County residents, schools and businesses is processed and separated into valuable commodities to market.
The Turtlesinger - all
day (Recycling Center)
An interactive program and where you will learn about, touch and feed live
Meet Supercan - all day (Various Locations)
Meet and take photos with our favorite Mascot Supercan.
Free Seedlings Giveaway - all day (Around the Pond)
ACUA will give away a mixed variety of free tree seedlings, as well as free seed packets.
Touch a Truck - all day (Outside Recycling Center)
Get up close to one of ACUA's recycling trucks and learn how they work from one of our collection professionals.
Litter Hunt - all day
Download the app SeeClickFix on your phone. Find the “litter” we've hidden at the festival marked with a red x. Snap a photo of the litter and upload to SeeClickFix (Leave “litter” in its place; don’t worry we’ll clean it up later!) Report at least 5 pieces and be entered to win a prize!
Recycled Art Contest Artwork - all day (Recycling Center)
See the artwork submitted by area students and artists for our second annual Recycled Art Contest. Winners will be announced at 12 p.m.
A variety of workshops will take place throughout the day in our amphitheater located off the large pond.
Music & Entertainment
Magic of Energy - 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Food Court Stage)
An exciting, skillful, comical exploration of renewable energy resources:
Solar, Hydroelectric, Biomass, Geothermal and Wind Power. What about our trash?
Garbage can not only be recycled, it can be converted to energy! The show use a
series of comedy magic & circus tricks to explode everyone’s understanding
of plasma generators, composting and conservation!
Valerie Vaughn - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Food Court Stage)
Also known as New Jersey's Troubadour, Valerie has a vast collection of
original songs about the legends and lore of New Jersey. Her songs celebrate
the spirit of people and places of the state.
Award ceremonies will be held for the Recycle-Bowl and Recycled Art Contest participants and winners.
Recycle Bowl Awards - 10:30 to 11 a.m. (Recycling Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room)
Recycled Art Contest Awards - 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Recycling Center, 2nd Floor Drivers Room)