Happy Dancing Turtle hosts Spring Fair

The free event, geared toward family activities and sustainable living, features more than 35 vendors and exhibitors, mini-workshops outdoors at the Lakes Music and Events Park in Pine River.

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PINE RIVER — Family activities and sustainable living will be highlighted at Happy Dancing Turtle’s Spring Fair on May 21.

This free event features more than 35 vendors and exhibitors, mini-workshops and family activities outdoors at the Lakes Music and Events Park in Pine River.

New information will be offered at the following mini-workshops:

  • 11 a.m.: Rain garden design using native plants, 
  • Noon: Building soil health in your field or garden, 
  • 1 p.m.: Rainfall simulator demonstration, 
  • 2 p.m. The importance of outside play. 

At 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. join Happy Dancing Turtle celebrity readers for a nature-themed book and craft. Also, special guests include Soulful Horse, Wondertrek Children’s Museum and Happy Dancing Turtle’s “turtle” mascot. The Babinski Foundation will have an adoption event at the Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The fair will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with food available on-site for purchase.

“We are fortunate to have many favorite Back to Basics vendors and exhibitors joining us plus some exciting new ones. The activity and workshop line up is outstanding,” said Quinn Swanson, Happy Dancing Turtle’s executive director, in a news release. “We predict being outdoors at the Lakes Music and Events Park will bring even more energy to this event.”


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Event sponsors are Lakes Music and Events Park and Pequot Tool. Happy Dancing Turtle is a nonprofit dedicated to growing good stewards of the planet by providing education, programs, and experiences for youth and adults that inspire wonder and empower change.

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