2012 Festival

Fair Trade Festival 2012

The Fair Trade Festival Moves to Virginia Beach

Envision a world where all workers are paid fairly, where you can buy locally produced goods from the people who made them, and where barter and swap are active parts of the economy. Add locally produced food and music and a beautiful sense of community. Now live that world for a day at the 11th Annual Fair Trade Festival!

For the first time since in its 11 year history, the Fair Trade Festival will be moving from Norfolk to Virginia Beach. This year, the Seatack Elementary School Go Green Club is hosting the Festival at the Seatack Elementary School on December 1st, 10AM to 6PM. This year’s Fair Trade Festival offers free parking and admission.

With approximately 25 vendors specializing in Fair Trade products, shoppers can be assured that all products come from fair wage and fair labor conditions. Local businesses with Fair Trade products and crafts will be available for a guilt free shopping experience.  Norfolk and Virginia Beach Freecycle will be working together to bring a table of free items for anyone (so if you have a gently used item at home you’d like to swap, please bring it!). Local musicians and belly dancers will entertain shoppers throughout the day.

There will be raffle drawings to raise money for the Go Green Club. Many of the vendors have donated products for the raffle including recycled and Fair Trade items.  Project Green Teens will be wrapping gifts to raise money for a collaborative project with the Go Green Club. They will be happy to take any gift wrap or gift bags that you are not planning to use.

Support local, support Fair Trade!

Christina Trapani,
Nov 24, 2012, 4:56 PM
Christina Trapani,
Nov 24, 2012, 4:56 PM