The Eco Fair is part of Earth Week, Charlottesville and Albemarle's annual celebration of Earth Day and an official affiliate of the Earth Day International network. Earth Week was formed in Fall 2001 by a small group of concerned citizens who wanted to reinstitute the local celebration of Earth. Every year since then we have put on an Earth Day celebration encompassing and promoting both our own and other organizations' efforts to increase environmental activism, expanding our program from a one-day eco-fair to an eight-day series of events in addition to the Eco Fair.
The 19th annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival — Virginia's premier vegetarian festival — will be held on Saturday September 26th in Lee Park from 11 AM to 5 PM. We have a full line-up of exhibitors, food vendors, speakers, cooking demos, activities for kids, and of course live music throughout the day.