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SolFest 2010: Now in Ukiah!
by Katy Purviance on 06/11/10 @ 09:54:40 pm
Categories: Events | 218 words | 1622 views

The Solar Living Institute is thrilled to welcome back the Greenest Show on Earth after a one-year hiatus that allowed us to focus on expanding our educational mission. 2010 is a year of transformation and growth, as the green economy expands to provide new opportunities in renewable energy and sustainable living. SolFest is a celebration of this new expansion, and we are excited to reinvigorate a long tradition of environmental leadership by welcoming back this annual fundraiser on September 25 & 26.

In an effort to reach out to the broader community and to reduce the ecological impact of SolFest on the Solar Living Center in Hopland, Solfest will be relocating to the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah. As always, the two-day celebration will feature world-class workshops and demonstrations, amazing musical performances, speakers, wine tasting, raffle prizes, Silent Auction, Film Center, Kid’s Stage, and much, much more!

We look forward to celebrating this new era of environmental consciousness with you. Please stay tuned for details on our website as they develop.

SolFest 2010
September 25 & 26, 2010
Redwood Empire Fairgrounds
Ukiah, California

Ticket Information:
Tickets will be available beginning June 15th.
Ticket Prices: $30 Saturday; $25 Sunday OR $45 for the full weekend.
Camping: Weekend pass + camping (with showers) is $100 before July 15th; $125 after July 15th.
RV Camping: $125 before July 15th and $150 After July 15th.

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