Master Composter display booth

Composting is a great and easy way to help the environment!


POSTPONED UNTIL FALL: Compost Fair & 4-H Duck Race

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until the fall of 2020 (probably September). When more details are available, the new date will be listed on the calendar of events.

Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the Compost Fair for a guaranteed good time! The Compost Fair is held in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race. And this year, for the first time, we are partnering with Streets Alive! as they hold their event nearby. It is our hope that people can move easily between events on road and away from cars. Admission to all events is FREE and open to the public.

At the Compost Fair, there will be information and demonstrations of beginning and advanced compost techniques, continuous tours of our demonstration site, live music, food and activities for kids. Several partner organizations, gardening and sustainability groups will be joining us. All attendees will be eligible to win fabulous compost prizes. Compost bins (Earth Machines, welded wire cylinder and worm compost bins) will be for sale while supplies last. Go home a composter!


3:30: Duck Race Prize announcements

Compost Education Booths

Basic Composting Booth
Compost Kids Activities
Indoor Composting
Advanced Composting
Critter Shed
Outdoor Composting

Partner Organizations

(Past Partner Organizations)
Tompkins Co. Dept. of Recycling and Materials Management
Get Your Green-Back Tompkins
NYSEG Energy Smart Communities
Tompkins County Master Gardeners
Ithaca Community Gardens
Ithaca College Department of Life Skills
4-H Plant and Environmental Science Team
Dish Truck
Primitive Pursuits
CCETC Energy Program
CCETC Environment Program
CCETC Nutrition Program
CCETC Parenting Education Program
CCETC Rural Youth Services

Prize Drawings

Every hour (1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00), open to all who register at the welcome booth

Compost Bin sales (while supplies last!)

Earth Machines, welded wire cylinder bins, worm bins, also at the welcome booth


The Famous Duck Deli

Let us know you are coming via our Facebook event page ( *coming soon!*)

See you at the Fair!


FREE and open to the public


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated March 31, 2020