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More than 5,000 'go green' at York street fair

Morning clouds gave way to sunshine as more than 5,000 people spent their Saturday celebrating green and healthy living at downtown York’s Go Green in the City street fair.

The event, held just a day after Earth Day, featured close to 80 regional vendors selling artisan crafts, upcycled or vintage items, green products and locally sourced foods.

Organizer Kristen Evans said the event – now in its eighth year – has been steadily growing. And with a crowd of more than 5,000, Saturday's fair was the largest Go Green yet.

This year’s event also featured more variety than past events, including about 40 new vendors, Evans added.

In addition to green businesses like Just Bag It, which sells handmade tote bags made from recycled feed bags, Go Green in the City offered educational and interactive experiences.

Children could paint with fruits and vegetables, make bird feeders, go through a hay bale maze and see animals at a petting zoo.

The fair also offered live music and food trucks.