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Puppets, Petting Zoo, Music, Food Trucks in Chantilly - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Apr 11,2018
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Operating the sidearm loader of this Fairfax County trash truck at a 2016 Touch-A-Truck event in Chantilly is Arnold Reyes, then 10. Touch-A-Truck will be part of Springfest. Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.

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By Bonnie Hobbs

CHANTILLY - Springfest is Fairfax County’s official Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration; and from now on, it’s being held at the Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, in Chantilly. It’s slated for Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine.

Put on by the Clean Fairfax Council and the Fairfax County Park Authority, it offers workshops, vendors and activities to help area residents improve their health and the environment. Accordingly, the theme for 2018 is “Healthy Planet-Healthy People.”

This event normally attracts nearly 5,000 people from across the county, and this year should be no exception, as a variety of fun-filled activities are planned for people of all ages. Admission is free; parking is $5.

Entertainment includes the Recycling Pirates puppet show, poetry contest showcase, petting zoo, Touch-a-Truck, and food trucks. Festival attendees may also learn about Fairfax parks, pet an alpaca, run through an environmental obstacle course and participate in environmental crafts. In addition, they can check out the bees and the trees, consult with master gardeners and buy plants for their gardens. For more information, go to

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