The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville and the Towns of Superior and Erie are hosting a regional sustainability event called EcoToberfest on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2-6pm at Louisville Community Park (955 Bella Vista Drive) in Louisville.
EcoToberfest will feature over 60+ eco-exhibitors, a sustainable makers market, EV and e-bike showcase, free electronic recycling, Halloween costume exchange, food trucks, and many other family-friendly activities. Enjoy a beer garden hosted by the Louisville Chamber of Commerce and live music by the Guerilla Fanfare Brass Band, followed by Ninety Percent 90s.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
Louisville Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
2pm - Event Kick-off
2:30pm - Live music by Guerrilla Fanfare
3:30pm - Sustainability Storytime with the Louisville Library
4:30pm - Live music by Ninety Percent 90s
6pm - Event concludes
Attendees are encouraged to bike, walk, carpool, or take the bus to the event.
For more information about the event, please review the activities below.
Halloween Costume Exchange: Re-spook, Re-scare, and Re-wear!
Let’s make Halloween Eek-o-Friendly with a Halloween costume exchange. From Sept. 1-29 we will be collecting gently used, unwanted Halloween costumes for all ages. Come by the event where we will be distributing costumes first come, first served throughout the event.
Costume drop-off locations are below:
Lafayette Public Library
776 W. Baseline Rd, Lafayette
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St., Louisville
Superior Community Center
1500 Coalton Rd., Superior
Any donated costumes not distributed during the event will be donated to the Sister Carmen Thrift Store.
Do you have unwanted small electronics or cords? We have partnered with Ridwell to offer free small electronic recycling. Please bring your items to get recycled at the event anytime between 2 – 6pm. Please know you must bring your items to the event.
Cell phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers, MP3 players, GPS devices, external hard drives, cameras, gaming devices, remote controls, modems and routers, cords and wiring, and printer cartridges
Appliances, lamps & lighting, TVs, monitors
Straw bales, fresh pumpkins, and sustainability - oh my! Immerse yourself in our Instagramable pumpkin patch provided by 7th Generation Farm.
Take home a pumpkin to carve or decorate for fall. First come, first serve.
Nothing sets the tone for Ecotoberfest like the high-energy funk of New Orleans-style Brass Band that is Guerrilla Fanfare or GuFu (for short). GuFu brings the fiery energy that is sure to have you up and grooving.
Next, we have Ninety Percent 90's! This band is sure to bring all the 90s nostalgia. Expect to hear covers ranging from Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana to Britney Spears, Prince, and many more!
The beer garden will be hosted by the Louisville Chamber of Commerce. A range of local beer and wine vendors will be present. Reusable cups will be provided in partnership with R Cup during the event.
Be sure to use your cup and dispose of it in the designated cup-only containers!
Are you interested in purchasing an Electric Vehicle (EV) or e-bike? Come learn from EV and e-bike owners about the advantages, and challenges, and get your questions answered about in-home charges and rebates offered by Xcel.
Our regional partner, Drive Electric Colorado, will also be available to support your transition from gas to electric.
Join the Louisville Library from 3:30-4pm where kids ages 3-5 and caregivers can enjoy learning about sustainability and the importance of taking care of our community through a story.
Enjoy exploring over 60 exhibitors and shop local with vendors selling eco-friendly products to help you live a sustainable lifestyle. Learn from local nonprofits and enjoy interactive booths. From sustainably packaged goods to face painting, for your little ghouls to enjoy, there is something for everyone. Here is a list of some vendors and exhibitors that you will see at the event:
Sustainable Markers Market:
- Eossi Beauty
- Oatis Brand LLC
- Mountain Time Soap
- Sweet Foraged Things
- Pet Wants Boulder
- Boulder Juicery
- Where the Wild Things Art and more!
- Xcel Energy
- Resource Central
- Thorne Nature Experience
- National Car Charging
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Boulder Food Rescue
- Solar United Neighbors
- Keep in Clean Partnership
- Northern Water and more!
Have an old bike or bike parts taking up space?
Clear that old bike out of your shed, garage, or back porch - Community Cycles wants your donation of old bikes and parts, to recycle or give a new life. Any condition is fine - working or not. The Community Cycles truck will be at the Ecotoberfest event to collect donations!
Your donation is a building block for our biking community: bike education workshops, advocacy work for safer pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and programs to benefit our low-income friends and neighbors.
What happens to the bikes and parts? Some will be refurbished and then sold or given away to a low-income person in need of a bike. Some will be recycled - part of our mission is to keep more materials out of our landfill.
Any size bike for kids or adults is great. We're especially looking for 24" kids' bikes for the Kids Holiday Bike Giveaway, where we give away 350+ bikes to low-income kids every December. We have a lot of requests from families for this size! Kids this age want some independence that a bike can give them to ride to school and all over town.
Can't make it on Oct. 7? You can drop off bikes and parts at Community Cycles, 2601 Spruce, Unit B (back of the building).