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Happy Dancing Turtle to celebrate spring with Outdoor Fair in Pine River

Traditional Back to Basics vendors will be present Saturday, May 21

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PINE RIVER — Family activities and sustainable living will be highlighted at Happy Dancing Turtle’s free Spring Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

This free event will feature more than 35 vendors and exhibitors, mini-workshops and family activities - all outdoors at the Lakes Music & Events Park in Pine River.

There will be new educational information at the following mini-workshops:

  • 11 a.m.: Rain Garden Design Using Native Plants.
  • Noon: Building Soil Health in Your Field or Garden.
  • 1 p.m.: Rainfall Simulator Demonstration.
  • 2 p.m.: The Importance of Outside Play.
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At 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., participants may join the HDT celebrity readers for a nature-themed book and craft.

Guests include Soulful Horse, WonderTrek Children’s Museum and Happy Dancing Turtle’s “turtle” mascot. The Babinski Foundation will have an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


There will be food available on-site for purchase.

“We are fortunate to have many favorite Back to Basics vendors and exhibitors joining us plus some exciting new ones. The activity and workshop line up is outstanding,” Quinn Swanson, Happy Dancing Turtle’s executive director, said in a news release. “We predict being outdoors at the Lakes Music & Events Park will bring even more energy to this event.”

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Happy Dancing Turtle is a nonprofit dedicated to growing good stewards of the planet by providing education, programs and experiences for youth and adults that inspire wonder and empower change.

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