All was not lost, however. In the true spirit of the event, organizers recycled the legwork that preceded EnergyStock, said Stephen Baker, chairman of the Green Party of York County.
And they're having another go at it with EnergyStock 2012 Saturday at Foundry Park. This time, organizers have included a rain date, June 16.
"Hopefully, we are getting a little smarter," Baker said.
The day will feature solar, wind and geo-thermal installation contractors, green energy providers, energy efficiency experts, the new Nissan Leaf all-electric car and a variety of exhibitors, speakers and food.
Scheduled musical groups include Free Breakfast, Lucid Dreamers, Beaver Street Band and Dr. Slothclaw, all York-area bands. All proceeds will benefit renewable energy development in the area.
Baker hopes the mix of music and energy education draws a crowd.
"Many people will come out for the musical performances and learn that their homes are perfect candidates for a conservation overhaul or for adding some solar energy," he said via email.
There will be eight to 10 exhibitors, including one with a computer program that analyzes home energy efficiency. Experts will answer questions about conservation and renewable energy, Baker said.
Property owners will speak about their years of experience with renewables in their homes and businesses, he added.
With energy prices expected to remain high for the foreseeable future, Baker said now is the time to switch to renewables.
"With a little investment up front, we can tap into renewable energy and do much to offset those skyrocketing energy costs," he said. "Most renewable energy sources - like solar, wind, and geothermal - are essentially free once you get past the initial cost."
John Hilton, FlipSide Staff
WHAT: EnergyStock 2012
WHEN: 11 a.m. to dusk, Saturday
WHERE: Foundry Park, in the 200 block of West Philadelphia Street, York
DETAILS: Visit www.yorkgreenparty.org