Climate Carnival

Celebrate | Educate | Motivate

The Columbia County Climate Carnival Is Coming...

September 14, 2024

11am to 3pm

Columbia County Fairgrounds

182 Hudson Avenue,
Chatham, NY


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Get something fixed!

Learn about composting!

Enjoy some music!

Hit our food trucks!

Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) has generously offered to act as our event Fiscal Agent.

Redwood Climate Communications' Jonaliza D. Ceklic has generously offered to act as our event Marketing Agent.

What’s in store for Columbia County’s next Climate Carnival?

The Repair Café

Waste not! Bring your broken stuff to get repaired.
Sign up for the Repair Café so we can be prepared

Free Store

Pick up items your neighbors don’t need anymore. Did we say it’s free?

Compost Compound

Why should you compost your kitchen scraps? Food waste is bad for the environment. Find out how to turn it into gold—aka nutrient-rich soil—or just learn where to drop off your leftovers.

Electric Cars

They’re all the rage. Interested? Swing by and see an EV or Plug-In Hybrid up close (pending dealer availability).

Save $ + Save the Planet

Can we use renewable energy? Find out how it works on the local level…and also how to weatherize your house, heat with fewer—or zero!—fossil fuels and less money.


Planet-friendly music. Laughs. Stay tuned.


Tasty food trucks!

Bring the Kids

Visit the Birds of Prey. Hit educational stations. Your kids might even learn about climate change—and how to combat it!

And much more…

Learn about:


The Climate Carnival is free to vendors and free to visitors. In order to keep it free, we are accepting donations to offset our costs.

If you would like to make a donation to help our cause please see our Donate page or visit the CEDC Sponsorship page.

If you are interested in providing an educational demonstration
or workshop, or want to set up an informational booth, let us know.

The Columbia County Fairgrounds has a strict no-dogs policy.

We are sorry, but we cannot allow dogs or other pets, leashed or otherwise, on the fairground property during this event.

For more information about the Climate Carnival please contact:
Don Meltz - Columbia County Climate Smart Coordinator - - 518-828-3375 ext. 2322