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Cleaner Car Concourse
at EarthFair

San Diego EarthWorks invites individuals and organizations to exhibit their energy-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles at the 29th annual EarthFair on Sunday, April 22, 2018 – the world’s largest free annual environmental fair and Earth Day celebration!

     Our dependence on the inefficient internal-combustion engine is a continuing threat to our environment and quality of life. With the concern over global warming and rising fuel prices, people are looking for ways that they can make better transportation choices. The Cleaner Car Concourse (CCC) is a great opportunity to share alternative eco-friendly transportation options with thousands of San Diegans.

Who May Participate?

We restrict the show to vehicles that use alternative fuels (e.g., solar, electric, bio-fuel or human muscle), or are highly energy-efficient (e.g., hybrids).

    The CCC is open to all individuals, groups, corporations, organizations, schools, etc.

  • Those not involved in selling and that have no financial interest vehicle sales may participate in the Cleaner Car Concourse without paying a fee.
  • Those who do have a financial interest in vehicle sales may show their vehicle for a fee of $1,000 per vehicle.

Where and When Does The Show Take Place?

    The CCC takes place at EarthFair 2018 on April 22, 2018, from 10am - 5pm. Setup is from 8:00am to 9:00am. (The police will close the roads to vehicles promptly at 9:00am; they will remain closed until the end of the fair – so don't be late!)

    The CCC is located in the Pan American Plaza (Area 7) in Balboa Park, just south of the UN cottage area. (click here to see a map)

What is the Show Space Like?

    The CCC takes place in a parking lot. EarthWorks will provide tables and chairs; exhibitors should bring any additional display materials that they will need. Vehicles will be spaced to allow easy walk-around access and viewing. Please contact EarthWorks directly if you have any special or unusual setup or display requirements.

Is There Anything Else I Need to Know?

    San Diego EarthWorks reserves the right to decline any application. In particular, we limit the number of vehicles of a particular make/model; first come, first served.

    Just having a vehicle in the show is not enough – visitors will want to ask questions and know all about it. Please have your vehicle "staffed" at all times. We recommend having several people to share this jobs so you don't get worn out during the day. Simple signs that detail the environmental benefits of the vehicle are a plus.

    The show is on a parking lot, which can be hot on a warm day. Bring a hat and sunscreen. And, it can be windy or chilly, so have a sweater or coat ready.

    The Fire Marshall has imposed the following conditions on CCC vehicles:

  • The tank of vehicles powered with gasoline or other flammable liquids must be less than 1/3 full;
  • The vehicles must not be moved during the show. Keys for vehicles must be held by the CCC manager and will be returned at the end of the show.

    We will provide specific setup and breakdown instructions about 3 weeks before the fair. You will be able to download them from the on-line registration system (see below).

Cleaner Car Concourse Registration

San Diego EarthWorks will be handling all EarthFair Applications via our on-line registration system. Exhibitors can fill-out their Exhibitor Application, review and change their application at any time, and can download their event logistics information before the fair. The savings in postage and wasted paper are substantial. And, by not having to re-enter your information we expect to provide a higher level of service.

     To use the system, you do need to have an email account that you use regularly. If you don't have or use email, please call the office at 858-272-7370.

Important Dates

  • March 16, 2018: Last day to place an ad in the San Diego Earth Times magazine containing the EarthFair Program Guide  
  • March 19, 2018: Last day register to have your organization name in the EarthFair Program Guide  
  • April 17, 2018: Last day to register as an exhibitor
Supporting Materials

    We recommend that you review the following documents. If you have exhibited before, you will find this familiar. If you have not exhibited before, please look it over carefully; you will need this information to complete the application.

Using the Registration System

    The first step in using the system is to register as an Associate. You will provide your basic contact information (name, address, email, etc.) and give yourself a login name and password. After registering, click the button that says "Cleaner Car Concourse at EarthFair" to begin your registration.

     Once you have registered, you can use your login name and password to login to your own account, review and change your application, and download your logistics information before the fair.

If you have exhibited before, we have already created your account - PLEASE USE THAT ACCOUNT. If you have not already received your login information by email, please call the office at 858-272-7370, or send email to ef18exh@earthdayweb.org. Alternatively, you may retrieve your account information by entering your email address in the login page; it will be emailed to you.

Your account can only be accessed with your login name and password, so use "good" hard-to-guess passwords and keep them secure.

As always, we will never provide your personal information to any other organization without your permission for any reason, ever, period.

Click here to go to the Registration System

Questions? Send email to ef18exh@earthdayweb.org
or call the office at 858-272-7370


 email: info18earthdayweb.org     Phone: (858) 272-7370
PO Box 9827 • San Diego, CA 92169