EcoFest is a family friendly day long festival that First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita hosts each fall as a part of its campaign to create environmental awareness and sustainability in our community. The festival showcases environmental stewardship and eco-innovation, demonstrations, vendors, food, music, art, kid crafts, and fun activities for all ages. We welcome sponsors, advocacy groups, and vendors from any organization that provides products and services that contribute directly to environmental sustainability. Our next event will be September 23, 2017.
Our Fair Trade booth offers quality teas and coffees from China, Japan, South American, and Africa, as well as selections of gourmet chocolate, drinking chocolate, and energy bars. The Fair Trade signature guarantees producers of all these items a fair price for their wares, good for them and for us.
Our bountiful book sale includes gorgeous coffee table collectibles, children’s books, classics, novels, best sellers, mystery, thriller, and paperbacks. There is a book for everyone!
Several advocacy groups will be represented too.
Our vendors, in keeping with our green philosophy, sell organic candles, soaps, furniture, aromatherapy, bird houses, jewelry, and local honey, in addition to a wide range of baked goods. Local artists and craft makers turn newspapers into woven baskets, twigs into critters, seed pods and dried fruit peel into jewelry, or antique wall papers into greeting cards.
In our Make It and Take It room, there is always something new and fun to do for younger EcoFest visitors. Children have enjoyed making exciting things out of recycled materials, toys, jewelry, wind chimes—or a fortress created from glue and junk!
Crafts Made Out Of Recycled Materials
Our craft table has sold a variety of products made from organic, recycled, repurposed materials, or “found” items such as: organic laundry detergent, Zen gardens, microwave pot holders, Sudoku puzzles, jewelry and shopping bags. All items are earth friendly.
Stock up on reasonable greenery to brighten your home through the winter: plants of many kinds in decorative containers are available from our Green Thumb plant stand.
Antiques and Collectibles
Not your usual garage sale junk: special objects at special prices.