June 12, 2008 08:59 ET

Fourth Annual Efest Announced

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - The fourth annual Efest Green Living Music & Arts Festival is set for November 15-16, 2008 at the Sarasota Polo Grounds in Lakewood Ranch. More than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend.

Efest 2008 highlights include a Green-N-Healthy Expo with more than 175 exhibitors, panel discussions with local experts and community leaders, a children's eco-village with learning programs and fun activities, the Trash to Treasures Eco-Art Contest featuring art made from recycled and found materials, performances by more than a dozen bands on the main stage, performances by more than a dozen dance groups on the performing arts stage, an eco-fashion show, a horticulture tent focused on native Florida plants and sustainable landscaping, a food court with more than 25 food vendors, and a beer and wine garden.

More than 35 volunteer coordinators from throughout the region are developing programs and activities for Efest 2008. Efest is seeking additional coordinators.

"Efest unifies businesses, non-profit organizations, and the media in a celebration of our shared potential for green and healthy living," said Randy Moore, the executive director for Efest Florida, a 501c3 organization.

Current Sponsors: Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota County Government, Publix, Waste Management, Whole Foods Market, City of Sarasota, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Positive Change Media, United Natural Foods, Great Burial Reef, Sarasota Coastal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, Vespa, Warm Mineral Springs, SCOPE, Mote Marine Laboratory, and Friends of Sarasota County Parks. Additional sponsors are welcome.

Current Media Sponsors: Comcast, ABC 7 WWSB, Bradenton Herald, Positive Change Magazine, Creative Loafing, Sarasota Magazine,, Sarasota Downtown and Beyond, Women's LifeStyle Magazine, Tampa Bay Wellness, and Mommy Magazine. Additional media sponsors are welcome.

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