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Eco Fair Book Swap

Back again in 2013 – The Eco Fair Book Swap!

There will be a book swap table at the Eco Fair. Rules are, bring an environmental- or nature-themed book (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, what have you) to the Eco Fair and drop it off at the book swap table. While you’re there, peruse the books that have been generously donated or left by other patrons. Pick one out and give it a new home (yours)!

All books that are left at the end of the day will be donated to a worthy cause! 


(Last year our partners were Michael Green, Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional LibraryRapunzel’s Coffe & Books, and Random Row Books! Without them, this venture would never have made it off the ground. Details are being worked out for 2013 – stay tuned!)

Eco Fair Logistics

Vendor Logistics for Main Street Arena

Map to the Main Street Arena – 230 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902 (or download a pdf of these instructions)


If you have anything large/unwieldy to load or unload from a vehicle, we recommend using a pull-through that consists of the parking lot for the Artful Lodger, and Old Preston Ave. Enter the Artful Lodger parking lot from W. Market St., unload in one of the last 8 spots on the left (the Artful Lodger is closed on Sunday), and then exit the back onto Old Preston Ave., bringing you back out to W. Market Street.

For the organizations who are doing workshops in the upstairs Annex, we have reserved the two parking spaces on Water Street. You can use one of these spots to load and unload into the Annex.

Logistics Loading/setup: 10:30am to 12-noon

Check-in: For tablers/presenters, please check in when you arrive with the volunteer in charge of directing folks. This person should be easy to identify – think Earth Week t-shirt, or perhaps orange safety vest!

Click here to download the pdf of the Arena layout.

Take-down: Eco-Fair ends at 6 pm, must be out by 7 pm.

Parking: We were unable to secure free parking for the event, but many local downtown businesses provide up to two hours of free parking at either the Water or Market Street parking garages (shop local!).

Click here to download a pdf of the full listing of businesses that provide parking validation.

There are also many parking options around the downtown area, including:

• City lot (free) between 1st St. and 2nd St. SW, and Water St. and South St.

• Private lot (paid) between 1st St. and 2nd St. SE, and Water St. and South St.

• City parking spaces (free) along Garrett St., two blocks off mall

• Private garage (paid) on 2nd St. SE between Water St. and South St – parking validated

• Private garage (paid) on E. Market St. between 5th and 6th Streets- parking validated

• City lot (free) on E. Market St. between 7th and 8th Streets

The Eco-Fair starts at 12 noon, and ends at 6pm. Loading can be as early as 10:30, and we ask you to be in before 12 noon, as this will minimize disruption of the actual event. We understand that everyone operates on different schedules, and some of our participants are traveling great distances to be here, so you may leave and unload when necessary, but we ask that you be respectful of the other exhibitors as you do so, and make an effort to tread lightly, so to speak.

If you have questions, please direct them to info@earthweek.org and we will try to get them answered as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience, as the demands for our time exponentially increase as we get closer to Earth Day.

Title Sponsor Page

The 2015 Eco Fair is brought to you by Republic Services! 


Eco Fair Exhibitors

List of Exhibitors for 2013 (alphabetical)

350 Central Virginia   
Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population (ASAP)   
Albemarle Ciderworks   
Altenergy Incorporated   
Barefoot Bucha   
Biocraft Designs, LLC   
Black Bear Composting   
C’ville Foodscapes   
C’ville Vegetarian Fest   
C’ville’s 1st Compassionate EcoVillage   
Charlottesville Tomorrow   
Charlottesville’s Earthly Cleaning   
Chesapeake Climate Action Network   
City of Charlottesville   
County of Albemarle   
Daisy Blue Naturals   
Edgecomb’s Imported Auto   
Food Not Bombs   
Green Adventure Project   
Ivy Creek Foundation  
Living Sky Foundation    
Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)   
Monticello Bird Club   
New Forest Earth   
Oesch Environmental Design   
Outdoor Charlottesville   
Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club   
Powering People, Inc.   
Rebecca’s Natural Food   
Relay Foods   
Republic Services   
Rivanna Master Naturalists   
Rivanna Regional Stormwater Education Partnership   
Safe Minds   
Sahajayoga Meditation   
Sapphire Star Arts   
Sharondale Farm – Mushrooms and Useful Plants   
The Better Tymes Project, A Benefit Corporation   
The Center for a New American Dream   
The Echo   
The Juice Laundry   
The Nature Conservancy   
The Silver Grouper   
The Zeitgeist Movement   
Transition Charlottesville/Albemarle  
Virginia Conservation Network   
Virginia NORML   
Wild Virginia