Our Festival Exhibitors help us create the fun and festive atmosphere we’ve all come to love. You’ll find all kinds of useful information by stopping by our exhibitor’s booths to play a game, see a demo or enjoy a sample.
Check out this year’s line-up:
|1% for the Planet||Learn about 1% for the Planet and understand the importance of giving back and connecting with the environment. Participate in our scavenger hunt and seek out companies, non-profits, people, and ideas that are increasing sustainability in your community. Individuals or groups that complete the hunt can win prizes!|
|Antioch University Seattle||Antioch University Seattle provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. AUS offers BA Completion and graduate programs in Education, Teaching, Counseling, Family therapy, Art and Drama Therapy, Clinical Psychology as well as an MS in Management and Leadership.|
|Antsquare||We empower users to explore what’s for sale in their community. It’s the best way to support local economy while discovering items you never would have found otherwise. Everyone has bought and sold things locally. Yep, even us. And like you, we found the experience complicated and inconsistent. Which is why we created Antsquare, a marketplace that delivers a smooth, seamless experience for both buyers and sellers in your community.|
|Ballard Acupuncture Center||Ballard Acupuncture Center will introduce you to the world of Acutonics. Acutonics is a healing method based on Oriental Medicine that uses calibrated tuning forks instead of needles and applies them to different acupuncture points along the body. We will be offering demonstrations on how the tuning forks feel, as well as showing you the microsystem of the ear with small ear seeds. The ear has a whole microsystem that allows you to treat the whole body. We can activate different points on the ear by attaching ear seeds into the ear with little stickers.|
|Ballard High School Physics||We’ll have a 5 bicycle generator. People can put their own bikes into stands and generate electricity. What will we power? Hmm….|
|Ballard Pediatric Dentistry||Ballard Pediatric Dentistry develops optimum oral health within our patients by creating a dental home for them. We approach children with a positive attitude and providing care for them with compassion. We offer education, prevention of dental disease, and positive dental experiences for children as they grow. We have an educational game for toddlers and kids about practicing good oral hygiene and choosing snacks that are healthy for teeth–win prizes too!|
|Ballard ReUse + Seattle ReCreative||Ballard Reuse and Seattle Recreative are teaming up on a booth. We will have materials on display, fun games made from salvaged materials and creative ideas for reuse. We hope to show how fun it can be to reuse and inspire people to keep more good stuff out of the landfill.|
|Barn2Door||WE WANT TO CHANGE THINGS. SHAKE IT UP A BIT.
We want to give clean food growers an edge.
We want to empower folks to buy as local as possible.
We want to make high quality farm food easily accessible.
We want to make it simple to buy or sell clean food.
Stop by the Barn2Door booth to learn about buying direct from local & national clean producers and play our corn hole game for prizes!
|Built Green||Come learn about green remodeling strategies and what it takes to get your home certified as a Built Green remodel! We will have demonstration materials so you can get a hands-on idea of what green, efficient, and healthy products you can use. We will also have expert green remodelers around to answer detailed questions. For the kids we’ll have activities and prizes to keep them entertained and teach them sustainability basics simultaneously.|
|Carbon Washington||CarbonWA is collecting signatures for a revenue-neutral carbon tax for the 2016 ballot. We will be gathering signatures and talking about our initiative at Sustainable Ballard. By creating a wide coalition of volunteer signature gatherers who educate the public on this simple and effective policy, we’re bringing people into the world of climate politics that have never participated in it before. CarbonWA is a truly grassroots movement to break through the political stalemate on climate action.|
|CascadiaNow!||CascadiaNow! is a grassroots, non-profit, social movement dedicated to empowering individuals and communities in the Pacific Northwest. We are a fiscal sponsorship organization that provides support and services to groups, projects, and community partners to raise awareness of Cascadia, celebrate our distinct regional identity and create a positive impact in the Pacific Northwest.|
|Central Ballard Residents Association||The Central Ballard Residents Association(CBRA) was formed to provide a public forum and to advocate on behalf of its members to promote a healthy, walkable, and safe community. CBRA sponsors the Ballard Commons Park HUB Team which will gather after a major disaster to assist in the coordination of available local resources and to relay information.|
|Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe||Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe loves to geek out on how to be more sustainable all the time, so we’re visiting the Sustainable Ballard Festival to play with other people looking to do the same! Test your knowledge with our sustainability trivia game, or come and play corn hole for a chance to win a free juice at one of our three cafes!|
|Cub Scouts – Pack 100 Ballard||Cub Scout Pack 100 will be collecting food and clothing for charity. Please stop by and donate either or both. Please also stop by to talk about scouting in our inclusive “All Families Welcome” pack of cub scouts.|
|Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio||We are offering a free Health and Wellness screening to individuals interested in preventative health care and those addressing any health concerns. We will have a doctor at our booth meeting with the public and answering any questions related to health and wellness. We give people the opportunity to fill out a short stress survey. The Doctor will then consult with each person for a complimentary spinal health check-up. We are a local company supporting Sustainable Ballard and the people of Ballard for 11 years. We are committed to people optimizing their health naturally and sustainably. We help families address their initial health concerns and give them strategies to prevent future health problems. Preventative Care is Sustainable Care…|
|EarthShare Washington||EarthShare Washington will sign up teams and individuals to participate in the 2016 Earth Day Challenge on April 22. Companies, communities, schools, churches, clubs, groups, family and friends can form teams to support leading environmental organizations through fundraising and volunteering. 46 years ago, communities across the nation came together to celebrate the first Earth Day. Today, EarthShare is leading efforts to renew our focus and commitment to Earth Day in Washington.|
|Emerald City Bike Lawyer||Talk to your local bike lawyer! Sean is the lawyer responsible for getting the dangerous bollards removed from the Burke-Gilman trail. Stop by his booth to see wrecked bicycles, and discuss injury claims, bike safety, infrastructure, and insurance, with Ballard’s local bike lawyer. Enter to win a new helmet!|
|Equal Exchange Espresso Bar||We’ll have an interactive matching game illustrating where chocolate comes from. In the end, participants will get to enjoy the “fruits” of their labor!|
|Forterra||Evergreen Carbon Capture is Forterra’s program that allows individuals and companies to reduce their impact globally while investing in the health of our community locally. Participants demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by calculating their carbon footprint and contributing towards local tree planting efforts. Visit our Sustainable Ballard Festival table or our online carbon calculator to calculate your carbon footprint and commit to being part of the climate change solution. Stand up for this place with us!|
|Groundswell NW||For over 20 years, Groundswell NW has been empowering our community to create, activate and care for parks, habitat and open space in NW Seattle. We’ll have an interactive topographic map for you to pin your favorite parks. Share your ideas about building and boosting open space in NW Seattle and learn how you can create a backyard wildlife habitat through our partnership with the National Wildlife Federation.|
|Gutter Helmet Systems||Gutter Protection-99% Recycled Materials.|
|Kids’ Efforts Have Meaning||Pollution, ozone depletion, climate change—these words are associated with destroying our planet. Although I’m just a kid, I think if kids learn to minimize their carbon footprint& make right decisions about the environment, they’ll carry these understandings around with them forever. My booth is a fun learning experience with a poster presentation and a kid-friendly game.
Recycling & Conservation—to save our future, these words need to be a part of our everyday lives.
|Kim Mulligan, Realtor Green – Cooper Jacobs RE||What do you think about when you think about home? A healthy, restorative place where everyone is at ease? A structure that reflects your personal beliefs? A centering place where you can enjoy in all the stages of your life and will be appropriate for the generations after you? These are all concepts of green building. Kim Mulligan is a national award winning Realtor Green who lives in Ballard that knows how to market these homes and can help you achieve these ideals. Stop by to learn more.|
|King County Department of Elections||Game activities for children and youth.|
|King County Metro||A 61’3″ Rapid Ride Coach will be the festival Internet Zone and rest area. ORCA To Go will be on hand to sell and revalue ORCA and LIFT Cards. Kids spin 4 prize.|
|Lastingnest inc||We will bring old building plans and crayons for the kids.|
|The Nature Conservancy / Lauren Miheli||Do you love mountains, water, and wildlife? Visit The Nature Conservancy booth, and we’ll introduce you to our conservation projects. We are a global non-profit conservation group with chapters in all 50 states, having worked in 35 different countries, with a million members world-wide. We are the “Go To” group for conservation expertise. Our mission is to preserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. Come join us!|
|New Roots Organics||We will have fruit to taste and give away, temporary tatoos for kids, a sample bin of produce and our other grocery items, swag. etc.. and friendly New Roots employees to answer questions!|
|Phinney Neighborhood Association||Win a prize at our carnival wheel and find out how the PNA is helping neighbors live more sustainably. Learn about the PNA’s tool lending library and seed library, events like book swaps and garage sale day, the PNA Village (a program helping people remain in their homes as they age), and lots of opportunities to volunteer in the community.|
|Puget Sound Solar, LLC||In business since 2001, Puget Sound Solar designs, sells, installs, and services solar energy systems and electric vehicle charging stations. Our customers want to make a difference by using solar energy so our job is to help them make that happen, and to provide them with high quality service. Our expert team has specified and installed, and maintained hundreds of solar energy systems and EV charging stations in the Puget Sound region.|
|Radio Ballard / Fremont / Greenwood / Phinney||Ballard/ Fremont/ Greenwood/ Phinney Ridge is going to have a new low powered radio station. Our station’s mission is to educate our community about the rich cultural heritage and the new and emerging cultural opportunities within the northwest Seattle neighborhoods we’ll directly serve. We are partnering with numerous organizations, including non-profits, neighborhood associations, schools and youth organizations, and local businesses, to develop programming that reflects, supports, and serves as a “fulcrum”, or crossroads for our community. You are invited to join us.|
|RainWise||Stop by and learn how your neighbors are getting an average of $4400 for putting a raingarden or cistern in their yard. Check out our mini-raingarden and make your own raingarden plan.|
|Lacia Lynne Bailey, from Ravenna Ridge Metro Milkers||Learn, try out, and practice some basic goat keeping skills.|
|Renewal by Anderson|
|Roots and Radicle|
|Seattle Electric Bike||Come by to see what’s new in the electric bike world: mid-drive systems, retro-fit kits, electric cargo bikes, folding e-bikes, and the latest electric mountain bike styles. Offerings from OHM, Easy Motion, Felt, Pedego, Lapierre, and Bosch. We’ll be offering free test rides all day (must be 18 and over). Seattle Electric Bike, located just north of Ballard at NW 83rd on the 8th Avenue Bike Route, is the only Seattle retailer specializing exclusively in the highest quality pedal-assist electric bikes on the market since 2010. Visit us on the web at SeattleElectricBike.NET|
|Seattle Green Spaces Coalition||Participants will be given the opportunity to sign petitions and to write their own letters to City leaders|
|The Seattle Public Library||The Seattle Public Library is headed outdoors! Visit our Open Air library to check out books, sign up for a Library card and more. Talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. Create a bookmark using recycled materials. Or just grab a book, take a seat and enjoy the scene!|
|Sierra Club||We will have a climate trivia game with a roulette wheel and prizes.|
|Smith Brothers Farms||We will have ½ pints of milk to sample while encouraging recycling of cartons, temporary tattoos for kids and friendly employees to help sign up families for home delivery service of Smith Brothers Farms local milk and other locally sourced foods.|
|Snoqualmie Ice Cream||Snoqualmie Ice Cream makes the most perfect, all-natural ice cream, custard, gelato, and sorbet. We handcraft everything in small batches in Maltby using local milk, cream, and eggs, as well as non-GMO cane sugar. We use simple ingredients without any gluten, added hormones, preservatives or artificial flavors. We want to protect Mother Nature, so we use solar panels, pervious concrete, waste heat recovery and energy efficient equipment. Visit our booth for samples and coupons!|
|SolTerra|| SolTerra creates sustainable, quality spaces and structures, demonstrating that renewable energy and sustainable construction are both feasible and beneficial to individuals and society alike. Specializing in solar power, eco-roofs, and living walls, SolTerra provides residential and commercial customers with green building services.
We are more than a solar installer, but a firm that builds beautiful structures to help connect people to nature, create community in urban environments, and reduce our impact on the earth.
|St. Luke’s Episcopal Church||St. Luke’s Episcopal Church welcomes you to tour our historic church, learn about our ministries including the S.L.U.G, and hear about our new “Luke’s Kids” indoor-play space.|
|Sunergy Systems – Employee Owned||Come try our interactive guessing game on how many train coal carts will be offset by different number of houses that went solar.|
|Travel Seattle||We have a dynamic team that comes to work with a goal to put a smile on faces and help people travel! We interact with people in Seattle that are more than likely on vacation and need help! Our goal is promote Wyndham by having the first impression be face to face! We have a Green Program that we implement with our resorts and our employees and can’t wait to share it with everyone!|
|Trilogy Chiropractic||At Trilogy Chiropractic in Seattle we believe Doctor means Teacher. If you’re tired of suffering and don’t want to live in pain anymore, we can help you make the change you want. We provide you with the three key elements and support to a healthier being and greater physical longevity, because pain and discomfort do not have to hold you back from doing the things you love in life!|
|Trinity United Methodist / Ballard First Lutheran – Ballard Greening Congregations||Trinity United Methodist and Ballard First Lutheran churches act both locally and globally to care for our community and share it with all creatures. Receive sustainable blessings from these Ballard congregations after tossing bean bags to test your recycling and reuse skills. Show your enthusiasm by having your face painted with garden leaves and blooms! Visit us to learn about our recent service projects.|
|Umpqua Bank||Doing the right thing always gives a wam, fuzzy feeling. And when it comes to energy efficient updates, you also enjoy warmer movie nights in the winter and refreshing sleep in the summer. Umpqua’s strategy has always been about investing in local communities and finding meaningful ways to foster sustainability, so GreenStreet Lending combines those two things! Stop by and win a prize!|
|Vitality Specific Chiropractic||Are you interested in sustaining your health or becoming healthier through Upper Cervical Chiropractic and/or Therapeutic Massage? If so stop by our tent we will be doing FREE computerized scans called static EMG and possibly Therapeutic Massage. We will also have prizes!!!
At Vitality Specific we are committed to helping you live without discomfort and pain by focusing on the source of your problem and letting the body heal itself.
|Waterfront Seattle||Waterfront Seattle is a multi-year program to rebuild Seattle’s waterfront following the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The Program spans the waterfront from Pioneer Square to Belltown and includes a rebuilt Elliott Bay Seawall, a new surface street providing access to and from downtown, and new parks, paths, and access to Elliott Bay. Improvements to the sustainability and environment of the waterfront will include a landscaped promenade extending north-south along the waterfront that manages stormwater and showcases native plants.|
|Zipcar||During the festival, we’ll be offering discounted Zipcar memberships to those interested in joining the car-sharing community. We’re all about alternative transportation, so whether you bus, bike or walk, there’s a place for Zipcar in your transportation mix. Plus, folks who stop by our booth can play fun games and win some “green” prizes including reusable tote bags and wildflower seeds!|
Exhibitor Registration is NOW CLOSED. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our mailing list for next year.
Here’s what some of our supporters have to say:
~ “I have exhibited at hundreds of fairs/shows over the years and this event was by far my favorite. I enjoyed the people, the vibe, the other exhibitors and the music. Having the opportunity to be outside on such a beautiful Fall day didn’t hurt either!” – Mark, 2014 Exhibitor
~ ”We thought the Festival was great and we had many opportunities to talk to neighbors. We plan to be back next year!” – Martha, Central Ballard Residents Association
~ ”had a great time! well put together and beyond informative ..thank you!” – Mike A, attendee