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Big Splash Sustainability Fair Moves to Owego

The annual Big Splash Sustainability Fair has undergone a makeover of sorts.
The annual Big Splash Sustainability Fair has undergone a makeover of sorts.

First, the music festival has a new home, the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Owego, after Binghamton Mayor Rich David wouldn't grant it a permit to return to the city's Rec Park.

Second, it's now a two day festival running this Saturday and Sunday.

And third, there's now camping available so that revelers can stay on-site overnight.

The festival remains a mixture of regional bands and vendors and speakers promoting alternative energy sources and sustainable lifestyle choices.

"We all love music and we all love to dance but we're trying to bring people together to have bigger discussions than that. To use the music as a draw, as a platform to have these discussions about sustainability, about our resources that we need to protect," said co-coordinator John Potts.

Bands include Driftwood, Milkweed and the Falconers from Binghamton and members of the Ithaca area bands Donna the Buffalo and the Horseflies.

Music runs from noon to 9:30 each day.

Admission is $15, $10 extra to camp.

There will be food vendors on-site benefiting the Tioga Boys and Girls Club and beer from Ithaca Brewery.
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