Go Green Festival to feature wood burning truck | Environment
With the price of gas averaging $3.35 a gallon, many people are seeking more economical ways of getting around.
Instead of pumping regular into your ride, why not fill 'er up with firewood?
That's just one of the ideas that will be on display at the "Go Green Festival" next Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, in Thayer.
A variety of speakers will show you how to run your truck on firewood or home grown alcohol (don't worry, it's not moonshine!), grow elderberries for food and profit, and start your own organic farm.
There will also be demonstrations of solar and wind power.
While you learn how to use your well water to generate electricity and watch a steam engine tractor in action, your kids can enjoy a petting zoo, sand art, face painting and hay bales full of money.
There will also be bluegrass music all day long, as well as plenty of food and concessions, including vegan snacks, to keep you fueled and happy.
Festival hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free.
The festival will be held at the Saddle Club Arena in Thayer City Park, just off Highway 63.