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EarthWell Festival comes to Redstone

Submitted by Ted Tuttle

The inaugural EarthWell Festival will bring together the worlds of wellness and sustainability at Kimball Junction’s Redstone Center the weekend of Sept. 11-12. For two days, attendees can explore a tent village of shops, educational booths, live, solar-powered music and free classes.

From experts in clean energy, sustainable building and green products to holistic healers, nutritionists and alternative medicine providers, the unique compilation of exhibitors will make EarthWell Festival the first of its kind in the Intermountain West.

"It will truly be a unique and unforgettable experience," says Chris Bachman, Festival Director. "From the moment EarthWell attendees enter the gates, they’ll be transported into a festive, welcoming world of white tents with streets, parks and colorful flags. Imagine a blend of a Green Expo and Renaissance Fair," he explains.

Once inside, festival-goers will sample organic eats from chefs like Omar Abou-Ismail of Rawtopia, join in drum circles with Lets All Drum, take free ballroom dancing lessons from the professionals of Ballroom Utah and shop an array of wellness and sustainability vendors. The festival’s ongoing schedule of free classes and activities makes this the perfect event for trying something new or delving deeper into a favorite topic. And for the kids, there will be a rock climbing wall, recycled art projects and more.

Walking its sustainability talk, EarthWell Festival will reuse, recycle or compost 95 percent of its waste. Disposable plastic bottles and bags will be considered contraband, and the festival will be strictly solar-powered. What’s more, a portion of festival proceeds will benefit non-profits like Recycle Utah, Community Action Services & Food Bank and National Ability Center.

EarthWell Festival gates will be open at Redstone Center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for two days, but festival-goers can save $5 by riding a bike to the festival, bringing a few food cans (to donate to the food bank), or completing a survey at http://www.earthwellfestival.org/save.htm . Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

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For more information about EarthWell Festival, contact Chris Bachman at (877) 500-6575 or visit http://www.earthwellfestival.org.