Children's Earth and Water Festival
Please join us for the 11th Annual Children's Earth & Water Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for a great day! Enjoy free admission, free parking, free activities and games for children, 50+ local vendors, and free live music and entertainment all day!

Orange County's Annual Earth & Water Festival grew its first sprouts in 2005 as a small indoor event called the Children's Water Festival with 300 visitors, mostly school children. In 2008, this festival pollenated with a local Earth Day event and out came the first Earth & Water Festival. In its first year, we saw roughly 1000 visitors. This very unique festival was a big hit and quickly dug roots and has been growing ever since. It is held annually on the first Saturday in June at the County's beautiful Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, NY. This year we are expecting 5000 people! This event has received high acclaim from both visitors and vendors alike and has been on the Times Herald-Record's "Best Bets" events list for 6 consecutive years.

So what do we have to offer? Children of all ages are encouraged to enjoy all the games and children's activites. Upon entering the Festival children are welcome to pick up a free Passport to Fun (first 500 children). Kids are then invited to visit vendors offering free activities, games or crafts to earn a stamp and hopefully learn a little too. Once they have collected a few stamps, they can pick out a free small prize at the entrance. There will be water conservation educators, baby goats, turtles and other cute critters, games and lots of fun educational activities. As if this wasn't enough, visitors can peruse the many vendor booths. Stay an hour or stay all day. Bring a blanket, the kids and even the dog. Visit the many Green Vendors and learn from many local companies and groups how they are making a difference by being "green" or what sustainable goods and services are available to help you save money with energy efficient improvements, solar information and more. Eat scrumptious food made by local restaurants and fabulous festival food vendors. And that's not all. Visitors will also find a wide variety of beautiful artisan crafts, clothing, henna, homemade organic products and so much more.

This free event is made possible in part by generous contributions from donors like you who provide the financial and community support needed to continue our mission. Your donation demonstrates your deep commitment to the environment and children who live, learn and play right here in Orange County, NY. Donations also support free Water Conservation Education Programs provided to 10,000 students in elementary schools throughout the year. Even a few dollars can make a difference. Thank you for your support and contribution.

If you wish to be added to our Festival Email List click here to email Eenika Cruz or call the office 845-615-3868. Once you are on the list, you'll receive emails periodically with festival updates such as vendor registration information, press releases, entertainment lineup, and more up to date news. This will never be shared or sold to anyone and you may opt out at anytime.

Our festival offers free live performances by local diverse, colorful, creative, fun and always entertaining musicians and performers. If you would like to learn more about our amazing musicians and entertainers, please visit their webistes (links below).

Photo by Michael Nelson

ARM-OF-THE-SEA THEATER: "For over twenty years Arm-of- the-Sea has been developing a style of magical realism that marries the mythic and the everyday, humanity and the earth, visual arts and natural science, poetry and politics." You know it's good when a festival full of people stop to watch and listen (no kidding). To learn more about this amazing group, visit their website

MAXWELL KOFI DONKOR and SANKOFA : Their Ghanaian drumming and dancing is interactive, makes your feet tap and people dance, and puts a smile on everyone's face. Click on the link to visit their website

Visitor Feedback: Our family had a really great day. Upon entering, parking was very organized... The passport for kids was an excellent idea- our kids were excited to visit stations not only to get a stamp on their passport but to learn something new at each area. Each station we visited had super nice and pleasant people explaining things to the kids... Great Job to everyone involved! Our kids asked when the next festival will be....they wish it were sooner than next year, but we will be there again for sure. Thanks!

Vendor Feedback - We want to say thank you for allowing us to be part of this years Earth and Water Festival. Your organizational skills are truly apparent by how well everything went from parking, to vendor set up and all the way to the end... We had a great time. We had a steady flow of customers. We have been to a number of other festivals and events over the years and this one is one of the very best...

VENDOR INFORMATION - space is still available. Contact Eenika at 845-615-3868 to reserve a space before noon Friday.
Festival Photos (Album 1)
Festival Photos (Album 2)

Once again, special thanks to all of our incredible volunteers who keep the Festival running smoothly. We are also very proud of the fine caliber of vendors and exhibitors who entertain, educate and feed visitors of the festival. We could not put on this great event without you! ~ THANK YOU!