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Go Green at York's family-friendly street fair

The White Rose City is going green this spring with a family-friendly street fair promoting healthy, local and green living.

Go Green in the City, now in its eighth year, will feature more than 75 vendors selling artisan crafts, green products, upcycled, vintage items and locally sourced foods in downtown York Saturday, April 23, according to a news release.

Festivities will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the unit block of North Beaver Street, North Pershing Avenue and Clarke Avenue.

This year’s fair is expected to be York’s largest Go Green event yet with about 4,500 attendees expected, Downtown Inc. marketing and events coordinator Kristen Evans said.

Held just a day after Earth Day, Evans said the idea is to celebrate York’s local vendors that promote green living or are selling handmade items, such as new participants Story Supply Co. and Paper & Plush.

“We want to celebrate the local vendors we have that are doing cool things and also provide an interactive, fun environment for families and kids,” she said.

Children can participate in a variety of family-friendly activities at the WITF Kid’s Zone on North Pershing Avenue, including a hay bale maze sponsored by Penn Farmer’s Market, a petting zoo and tours and events in the York Heritage Trust’s Colonial Complex.

This year’s petting zoo will include a mini horse and mini donkey, Evans said. Hive Artspace will also bring some lizards, bugs and other animals to the fair.

Other interactive activities include a free yoga class on the lawn of the Colonial Courthouse.

Live music and food trucks will also be set up in the White Rose Bar & Grill parking lot from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating trucks include Mad Dash Concessions, Forno Bova, Smoothie King and Urban Olive.

For more information or to submit a vendor application, visit Applications will be accepted until March 28.