Energy Festival

A day of fun, food, prizes & sustainable energy

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023
180 MARKET ST.  | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

What's all the fuss about clean and green transformation?  
Why should I personally care? 
How does this factor in my day-to-day and future?  

Come to the Festival and find out - and have fun!

Great Exhibitors!

Fun swag and lots of info about:

  • Weatherization – rebates/saving money, free programs,
  • Transportation
  • Solar energy
  • South Burlington Climate Action Plan
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electric Bikes

(See map below.)
Food trucksB_Jcircle logo

From sweet to savory: El Gato, Twisted Halo Donuts, EcoBean, A Taste of Abyssinia – PLUS Free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!


EV and eBike Demos
Come look at and learn about a variety of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and e-bikes 

Future of Flight Demo
See demonstrations of systems that BETA uses to electrify aviation.

Induction Stove Demo

Is an induction stove for you? Watch a City Market professional cook on one and learn about the benefits and energy savings. Between noon and 2pm.

Smoothie Bike2015 City Market Smoothie Bike
City Market is sharing their stationary smoothie bike. Hop on the bike and pedal to power the blender!

Kids Activities
  Library Energy Scavenger Hunt – Visit Marabella KidSpace to play a renewable energy game and win a prize.  
  SunCommon Bouncy House 
  CHAMP will make at appearance at the Festival from 12:30 - 1:30!

3 Raffles!
Festival Raffle: $3000 worth of prizes - 50 winners – we will draw names every half hour at the event (Ace Hardware, Alpine Shop, Bird Bike Share, Lake Champlain Chocolate, Earl's Cyclery,
Eco Bean, EMS, Gardeners Supply, Hannaford, Healthy Living, Larkin Hospitality, Leonardo’s, Net Zero VT, Skida, Small Dog, Trader Joe's)

Local Motion Raffle: For bike riders using parking valet service. 7 winners for bike-related products -including Camelback hydration pack and Bontrager helmet from Earl's Cyclery. 
EMS Raffle: win EMS products

City Hall/Library Tours
Get a tour of City Hall and Library from Wiemann Lamphere architects and learn about our energy efficient building.
11am and 1pm - meet at City Hall Welcome Center/reception desk.

Library Curated Book Selection
Check out some great books related to sustainability and energy. You can find them on display upstairs at the Library.

Local Motion Bike ValetLarge LM VBP logo
Ride your bike to the festival and leave it worry-free. Local Motion provides a secure bike parking service that allows you to park your bike with an attendant and enter a raffle when you get your claim check.

 Check out 20 minute presentations on a variety of topics - Bike tire repair, heat pumps, EVs, weatherization, local transport, financing, O’Brien property, solar, Climate Action Plan. 


10:30 AM  Dave Roberts  Drive Electric VT  Electric Vehicles 
11:00 AM  Paul Lesure, GMS/Andrew Gill, O'brien/Tiana Smith,GMP  Green Mountain Solar/O'brien Brothers/GMP  Vermont's First Resilient Neighborhood
11:30 AM  Matt Sargent  Building Energy  Weatherization/Audits
NOON  Pat Perry  VT Heat Pumps  Heat Pumps
12:30 PM  Deb Sachs  Net Zero VT  Sustainable Transportation
1:00 PM  Dwight Decoster  CVOEO  Low Income Weatherization
1:30 PM  Melanie Needle  Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission South Burlington's Climate Action Plan

10:30 AM  Laurie Fielder  VSECU  Financing Energy Projects
11:00 AM  Ethan Hausman  CSWD  Food as Energy/Recycle/Compost
11:30 AM  Dwight Decoster  CVOEO  Low Income Weatherization
NOON  Dan Castillo  Eastern Mountain Sports  Fix a Bike Flat
12:30 PM  Tom Perry  New Leaf Design  Getting Homes off Fossil Fuel
1:00 PM   Ethan Hausman  CSWD  Food as Energy/Recycle/Compost
1:30 PM  TBD  TBD  TBD

Festival Map
South Burlington Energy Festival map

Sandra Lucia of Vermont Gas
QCP Printers
Thomas Schmidt Design