Minnesota Garlic Festival

Event Overview
Location (City/Venue)
McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN
Number of Attendees
4,000
Date of Event
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Organization Hosting Event
Sustainable Farming Association of MN
Brief Background on Event

Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games...and lots of GARLIC - all in support of a healthy environment, sustainable farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota.

Food

All recyclable or compostable utensils and flatware.

Waste & Recycling
Additional Info

All Zero Waste Stations had knowledgeable attendants instructing patrons and vendors.

Waste Reduction
Other

Compostable flatware & utensils.

Results
Volume of waste diverted from trash through recycling/organics collection
Approximately 1000 gallons
Please describe any other known environmental benefits from sustainability initiatives at your event

Saving "food miles" by using local foods. Promotion of organic and sustainable systems for growing food.

What has been your biggest success in terms of green initiatives at your event?

Zero Waste.

What has been your biggest challenge in terms of green initiatives at your event?

Getting to Zero Waste.

How were the green initiatives received by event attendees and/or vendors?

Very positive.

Will you plan to implement green initiatives again?

Yes.