"Recycling Olympics" and other activities for children, presentations, and a variety of exhibits and vendors will be among the attractions at Preservation Parks of Delaware County's second annual "Green-Wise Fair."

"Recycling Olympics" and other activities for children, presentations, and a variety of exhibits and vendors will be among the attractions at Preservation Parks of Delaware County's second annual "Green-Wise Fair."

The fair, which is free, will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road, south of Delaware, a press release said.

Exhibitors will provide information about recycling, buying locally grown produce, saving energy and water, and other topics that will help consumers make decisions on what they can do to improve the natural environment.

A sampling of the exhibitors includes Buehler's Fresh Foods, showcasing the company's Greasel car, which runs on used vegetable oil; the Delaware Community Market, demonstrating how buying locally grown produce and other items benefits the environment; Global Village Collection, with tastings of shade-grown coffee; Scioto Gardens, with native Ohio plants for sale; and the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD), with information on storm water run-off and rain barrels.

Also featured will be Keep Delaware County Beautiful, with information on recycling; Price Farms Organics, with composting tips; and others.

Price Farms Organics also will have a large composting tub near the company's booth, where fair visitors can deposit their food waste and paper plates. That, along with recycling containers for plastic, aluminum, glass, and other paper, means that the fair could be entirely trash-free.

Preservation Parks' spokesperson Sue Hagan said that the fair has expanded for 2010.

"We kept it relatively small last year, because The Lodge nature center was not yet open," she said. "This year, we invited more organizations, as well as vendors that sell earth-friendly products or services, so that the public can see what kind of options are out there.

"Like last year, families will pick up simple tips on how to help the environment. The fair will demonstrate that living a greener lifestyle does not have to be difficult or expensive," she said.

The 2010 fair also will offer two free presentations: "Square Foot Gardening," with Cassie Holderman D'Aula, at 1:30 p.m.; and "Using Your Backyard to Connect Kids with Nature," with Amy Dutt, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is not required for either presentation.

In addition, concessions will be sold by Buehler's Fresh Foods, and two musical groups will provide entertainment: "Three Day Weekend," at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and "The Ukulele Cowboy Society," at 3:30 p.m.

A number of exhibitors are providing hands-on activities. In addition, children can participate in "Recycling Olympics" and can build a worm-composting kit to take home.

For more information about the Green-Wise Fair, including a list of vendors and exhibitors, visit www.preservationparks.com.