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Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:50 pm | Updated: 10:34 am, Fri Feb 17, 2017.

   There is something for everyone at the third annual Homestead Eco-Fair, coming up on Saturday, February 11th at Losner Park. Quickly becoming a favorite to our community, this is a great free family event.

   Encounter live animals, try local organic foods, enjoy live music and learn about South Florida ecosystems. Have fun connecting with area environmental and nature organizations through a series of interactive displays—including the opportunity to see and touch Florida wildlife.

   Visitors to the Fair can board the Homestead National Parks Trolley, which provides a free Ranger-guided tour and free admission to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks every weekend through April 30, 2017.

Miami-based improv troupe Front Yard Theatre Collective will host interactive performances with an eco-spin. And featuring live music from Empress Addi & Friends, a South Florida jazz group. Plus, performances from the Homestead City Ballet.

   Foodies can savor the cuisine of local food trucks. There will also be a mini-farmers’ market showcasing a variety of locally grown and organic produce. Downtown Homestead’s local restaurants will also be open for visitors to enjoy.

   The Kiwanis Club of Homestead/South Dade's "Just One Book" program will be at the Eco Fair giving away free children's book.

   Om-Stead Yoga will host an outdoor yoga demonstration so visitors can explore the art of meditation and fitness while communing with nature.

   Miami-Dade County residents will be able to exchange three old light bulbs for energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs and exchange up to two water-wasting showerheads for water efficient models thanks to the Miami-Dade County Extension Office.

   Homestead Public Services Energy division will be there to give tips on energy efficiency, energy rebates, free home energy surveys, the surge protection program, and their own light bulb exchange (maximum of three incandescent bulbs for CFL’s per family).

   The Homestead Eco Fair, organized by the City of Homestead and Homestead Main Street, is a chance for residents and visitors to connect with nature and celebrate Homestead’s leadership in environmental stewardship.

Saturday

February 11th

12pm to 4pm

Losner Park

104 N. Krome Ave. Homestead

FREE admission

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