Bring your refillable water bottles, and we’ll provide the free water! In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the festival, we prohibit the sale of water in disposable containers. (We also have awesome Red Wing Roots stainless steel pint cups for sale in our Beer Garden and at our Merch Shack.) Instead, we’ve teamed up with Klean Kanteen to provide fresh water dispensing stations.
In 2015 the water stations metered a total of 1,657.78 gallons of water which equates to around 12,556 – 16.9 oz water bottles (or 10,610 – 20 oz water bottles). That’s a wonderful testament to how many single use plastic bottles we kept out of the local landfill and recycling centers.
We also require our food vendors to use disposable food service items that are made from bio-based, renewable materials; that are made with recycled content; or that are 100% compostable.
Receptacles are provided to keep trash and recyclables separated. Please help us out and use them accordingly. We know it’s just a start, and each year we’ll be adding more in our effort to make this festival as environmentally responsible as possible.
We’re proudly Virginia Green!