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Past Festivals


Filmmakers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney kicked off the 2010 Muddy Boot Organic Festival with an inspiring keynote address. The festival featured nearly 70 vendors and exhibitors, well attended workshops and panel discussions, live music, kid-friendly activities and local food and wine. Nearly 5,000 people attended the 2010 Muddy Boot Organic Festival. Many thanks to our 2010 sponsors and partners!


The 2009 event began with a keynote address by respected author, environmental advocate and educator Bill McKibben, cofounder of, and featured a lively, well-attended panel discussion with Portland Mayor Sam Adams regarding the city's Climate Action Plan. Click here to see a list of our sponsors and participants in 2009!


The 2008 event focused on sustainable food and farming, and welcomed Dr. Wes Jackson of the Land Institute. Photos from 2008. Exhibitors and site plan. Information about our wonderful sponsors, partners and exhibitors.

Update on our Minimal Waste Plan: Muddy Boot was able to capture 92% of all the festival waste and divert this from landfills. 29% of this amount was turned into compost at Cedar Grove and 71% was recycled! Thanks to all the recycling volunteers, and all the exhibitors who helped follow our waste prevention plan! We are getting closer to zero waste!


The 2007 event kicked off with a keynote address by Jean-Michel Cousteau, founder of the Ocean Futures Society and a world-renowned advocate for ocean protection. Photos from 2007. More about the 2007 exhibitors.


The very first Muddy Boot Organic Festival featured a keynote address by environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr. Photos from 2006. More about the 2006 exhibitors.