Save the date –Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022

Help launch our new, permanent home in beautiful Brandon Vermont
with great live music, delicious local food & drink, fun exhibits,
activities, demonstrations…and more!

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Why We’re Here

For over 25 years SolarFest was the best nomadic summer festival in SW Vermont. Then, in 2021, we received large gifts that allow us to put down roots and create a strong community dedicated to help solve the climate challenges impacting our future.

Our deepest thanks go the the commitment and generosity of some remarkable people for their transformative donations:

  • Kevin and Tiffany Bailey of High Peaks Solar
  • Mel Tyree and Charleen Miles
  • Thomas Hand and Peter Giese of MHG Solar

Where We’re Going

Beginning with the innovative idea of “energy education through the arts,” our permanent home allows us to build a vibrant year-round community blending music, art, and education with expanded programing.

  • Summer Music & Arts Festival
  • Pollinator Gardens & Wetland Trails
  • Public Education & Tech Showcase
  • Workforce Development Training
  • Agricultural Demonstrations
  • Community Solar Field

What an amazing start to this next phase of the SolarFest adventure!
We remain a volunteer community dedicated to creating a fun, family-friendly environment and sharing the latest information for a better future; active folks, committed to innovation and new possibilities.

Sponsorships and exhibitor spaces available now!
(tickets will go on sale soon — please check back)

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What Else Is New?

SolarFest Cycling Team — Chautauqua, N.Y. Ride Sept. 16-18

Climate Ride is a community of adventurers dedicated to protecting the planet, and SolarFest has been listed as a beneficiary alongside dozens of prestigious organizations such as the Union of Concerned Scientists, 350.org, and the Nature Conservancy since 2016.

We’re looking to expand our team with this fun weekend with different levels (50 miles, 80 miles, 140 miles) for all kinds of riders. And if you’re not a cyclist, you can register for the non-cycling option and enjoy the weekend exploring Chautauqua.

Contact Team Captain and Trustee Dave Conna ([email protected]) for a simple explanation of how the fundraising works and how you can join the fun.


Thank You to the 1786 Meeting House and to the generous experts who  shared their knowledge about how-to affordably make your home more comfortable & healthier in our Winter Workshop Series.

Transition to a Green Job

Career Resources


“The Story of Plastic”  — 2021 Emmy Award Winner —

Congratulations to Film Director Deia Schlosberg, and to all the other writers:
Kyle Cadotte, Tony Hale, Megan Ponder, Brian Wilson & Stiv Wilson, for winning the 2021 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing: Documentary

…and thanks to all the other performers, presenters & participants for making our virtual festivals a success during the pandemic! 


Greenvest Named “Best for the World” B Corp

Specializing in clean impact investment management, socially responsible investment firm Greenvest has been ranked in the top 5% of all B Corps in their size group worldwide for sustainable business practices. Joining Ben & Jerry’s and Cabot Creamery, Greenvest earned this honor because of customer initiatives: in-depth investment social screening, personal financial planning, complete digital forms processing, comprehensive community investing that supports local organizations, and shareholder activism services such as proxy voting guidance.

We’re honored and thankful to be recognized after just a year as a B Corp,” said Todd Walker, Founder and Senior Advisor. Get more information at www.greenvest.eco


Grounded” — The 350VT zine

How Vermonters are cultivation transformative relationships with the land.
In this issue, you’ll read about a BIPOC community farm, invasive-caterpillar-eating chickens, an Abenaki basket maker’s relationship with the black ash tree, a city that grows food for its seniors, arboreal heat-sickness prevention, and how three artists are imagining racial justice into being, among many other stories.” – Marissa Keller, editor


Please Support Our Generous Sponsors:

Since 1995, SolarFest connects people, the arts, ideas and technology, fostering partnerships and activism to create a vibrant present and a sustainable future.

“If there is any place that can lay claim to having started this revolution 20 years ago, it was Vermont and SolarFest.” — Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org


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