Brisbane City Council’s popular Green Heart Fair is returning in 2016 with sustainability exhibitors, giveaways, local bands, celebrity chefs, Peppa Pig, sports stars, kids’ activities, and even more chances to get “hands on” in the garden.

Brisbane’s biggest (and free) community sustainability event will have a renewed focus on the “hands on” experience of sustainable living when it returns to Chermside in May.

That will include hands on workshops for kids and adults, with everything from furniture restoration and organic gardens to keeping bees and happy hens.

You’ll be able to test your sustainability credentials with experts in the field who can give you tips on how to live greener, pick up one of 1,000 free plant packs (to be given away on a first in, best dressed basis), and watch demonstrations with celebrity chefs determined to prove sustainable living can tantalise your taste buds, too.

You’ll also browse stalls held by Brisbane’s best artisans, showcasing their finest creations and sharing their passion for living well by living green.

There’ll be plenty of chances to spot a celeb, with Channel 7 personalities and popular sports stars joining in on the fun, and there’ll also be three local bands — Pirra, Golden Age of Ballooning and West Texas Crude — on hand to keep the crowds buzzing all day long.

The Green Heart Fair will be held at 7th Brigade Park, Chermside, on Sunday 29 May from 9am to 2pm.