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7th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival

7th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival

Date(s) - Saturday April 14
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Piasa Harbor

The Nature Institute (TNI) is excited to host the 7th annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from noon to 6 p.m., in partnership with the Great Rivers Land Trust, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center/Lewis and Clark Community College and the Sierra Club. This event is FREE and open to all.

The event will be held, rain or shine, at Piasa Harbor in Godfrey, Ill, which is located on Route 100 / the Great River Road, across from Lockhaven Golf Club.

Let’s celebrate Earth Day together for this celebration of nature, music, food, and the arts. Guests can enjoy fresh, local foods, and peruse unique goods by local vendors and artists.

Other features will include live music, a children’s activities with nature-inspired arts and crafts, hands-on informational booths, and more.


Want to lend a helping hand? We have spots to fill for all sorts of tasks. All volunteer shifts are 2 hours and each volunteer will receive a free festival shirt! Sign up HERE if you are interested.

Vendor & Sponsor Information- Deadline March 30, 2018

We’d like to invite you to be an exhibitor, vendor, or sponsor for the 7th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival. This celebration of nature, wildlife, local business, and sustainable living. Our goal is to bring the larger community out to Piasa Harbor to enjoy live music, fishing, hiking, hands-on informational booths and workshops, nature related arts and crafts, and lots of tasty food offerings.

We are looking to showcase any nature, conservation or outdoors focused group that would like to share information about their services or provide an educational activity for children or adults. We are also highlighting local eco-artisans at this premier environmental showcase! This event continues to see hundreds of people throughout the day, with our record year’s event bringing an estimated 1400 visitors!

For questions or more information, please contact: Amy Chartrand at The Nature Institute at achartrand@thenatureinstitute.org or (618) 466-9930.

Vendor/Sponsor Levels Benefits
 Earth Steward



·       Specific mentions in print and radio ads

·       First-tier visibility of business logo on all promotional material

·       Mentioned on stage during the entertainment

·       12’ x 12’ booth space

Community Steward


·       Second-tier visibility of business logo on all promotional material

·       Mentioned on stage during the announcements

·       12’ x 12’ booth space

 Event Steward


·       Mentioned on stage during announcements

·       12’ x 12’ booth space

Food Vendor

(Preparing food for guests)


·       12’ x 12’ booth space to sell

·       Menu items must be sent to event organizers ahead and all food vendors must obtain proper licensing and follow health procedures.

For-Profit Business

(Including farmers and packaged foods)


·       12’ x 12’ booth space to sell or display handmade, nature-related, sustainable items. Not sure if your product meets our green guidelines? Ask event organizers with the number below.

·       This space is for local makers and artists looking to share their product with the Riverbend.

Non-Profit /Educational


·       12’ x 12’ booth space

·       You are allowed to sell nature-related items for fundraising purposes

·       It is greatly appreciated of you to provide an educational activity and/or information

Before registering for your space, please review the festival’s Green Guidelines HERE

To register:

Fill out the form below or print the attached paper form here: Riverbend Earth Day Festival Registration Form_2018

7th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival

Vendor and Sponsor Registration Form
  • If you do not currently know your booth details, you can inform us later. *Please note that we have already met our quota for jewelry makers. In an attempt to receive fair competition for our vendors, we will not accept any jewelry makers at this time.
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