GLF Event Layout

MI Green Team is happy to announce the 2011 Green Living Festival layout. Based upon feedback from exhibitors and attendees, the festival layout includes several enhancements over past Earth Day events, including a smaller footprint for closer proximity between venues, better exhibit arrangement to improve traffic flow, as well as better vehicle access and parking for attendees and exhibitors, to name just a few.

The festival will be located at Third & Water Streets in downtown Rochester one block east of Main Street. The outdoor site covers more than 100,000 sq/ft of grass and paved lots and city streets, and includes more than 50,000 sq/ft of tent-covered exhibits, walkways, dining areas, stages, activity areas and seating. With that much coverage, you can enjoy the festivities, rain or shine!

Welcome & Information

Welcome Tents are provided at each entrance. There you can pick up a program, complete a door prize drawing entry form, get directions from a friendly volunteer, and make a donation to a local charity. The Information Booth is located at the southeast festival entrance near the intersection of Third & Second Streets. Festival staff will be on hand to answer questions and give directions, provide updated program materials and hand out door prizes. Promotional items, including the official t-shirt, will be available for sale. If you missed these at the other entrances, programs and entry forms will be available, as well.

Exhibit & Program Venues

Over 200 exhibits and 50+ presentations are offered at many festival venues (from West to East):

Water & Third Street    
Farmers Row
Renewable Road
Film Theater
Auto Alley
Trail Head
East Entrance
Information Tent
Rewold Grass Lot    
Art Fair
Wellness Stage
Wellness Exhibits
Connections Cafe
Green Stage
Green Home
Green Living
Kids Corner
Rochester Mills Lot
Green Careers
Main Stage
Dining Area
Food Court

Rewold Parking Lot
Media Center

Venue Descriptions

The Art Fair tent, with several local artists offering natural, recycled and earth-friendly works of art for purchase.

Auto Alley
is on Third Street. Check out a variety of the latest clean & alternative-fuel automobiles, vehicles and equipment.

The Connections Cafe is the place to connect with leading green & wellness non-profit organizations, providing information about their programs, along with education and advocacy. Over 20 round tables will provide non-commercial displays, discussions and networking. Check out a full line-up of presentations by leading experts at the Green Stage

Farmers Row includes the exhibits of more than 30 local farmers and producers. It is located on both sides of Water Street, north of Third Street. Exhibitors will offer a wide variety of local, organic and natural food products, as well as other items produced locally. Food-related media and advocacy groups round out the exhibitor line-up.

GEEP Electronics Recycling drive-thru collection station is located near the east festival entrance. Bring all your electronic equipment waste and dispose of it safely, conveniently and properly. Ask about special parking availability after making your contribution.

At the Green Home & Living Tents, eco-friendly products and services for your home, family and life will be offered by many of the area's leading green businesses.

The Food Court, Dining Tent and Main Stage are located in the northeast corner of the festival, east of the Rochester Mills Beer Co. building. Mind, Body & Spirits will headline food and beverage service offering healthy, natural/organic, delicious meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, as well as beer and wine. A covered dining area is located nearby, where you can enjoy music on the Main Stage.

The Film Theater, located inside the Firehouse, will screen several documentary films. See GLF Program for details.

Kids Corner includes free exhibits, farm animal petting and straw bale climb, as well as pony rides and face painting for a small fee. Fun and education presentations and activities will be offered in the Kids Stage & Activities area. See the GLF Program for details.

The Media Center tent houses the exhibits of the festival's major media partners. These media outlets reach a combined total of millions of households in SE Michigan and beyond, with an impressive array of green & wellness programs and initiatives.

Renewable Road can be found on the north side of Third Street. It will showcase state-of-the-art solar & wind power systems, geothermal, solar heating/cooling technology, energy conservation products & services, and many industry leaders from around the state.

The TrailHead - Hike & Bike area is located at the south end of festival site on Third Street. Hike & Bike exhibits will double as gathering points for nature walks on the beautiful Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails, both within short walking distance of the festival.

Wellness Way includes the exhibits of complementary health care practitioners, wellness media, and many health-related products. Activities and presentations will be scheduled throughout the weekend in the Wellness Stage tent and free massages offered in the Massage Tent.

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