Our 2011 Homestead Fair is just around the corner

We will have our 2011 Homestead Fair on Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday – Sunday, November 25-27, 2011, and we invite you to attend.

Activities for the Entire Family

There are many activities for the whole family.  Help milk a cow, take part in a timber frame barn raising, or watch a master craftsman fashion a fine Windsor chair straight from a rough log.  Sample the multicultural dishes from our food court or enjoy a delicious maple pecan ice-cream cone while touring our farm on a horse-drawn hay wagon.

Other activities include hands on projects, sheepdog work, horse farming, pottery making, blacksmithing, woodworking, quilting, weaving, spinning, basketry, boot making, cheese making and much, much more.

Hands-On Activities

Children (and adults) can learn how to make a candle or a leather key fob, weave a basket, hand sew a keepsake bag, make a soap ball, fashion a brass spoon, make a handwoven dog leash, build a toy sailboat, or participate in our more than 30 hands on activities.

Seminars about Sustainability

We’ll have a number of seminars on sustainability at the fair. The seminars are 30-40 minutes long, with a time for questions afterward.

  • Small Scaled Diversified Family Farming
  • Sustainable Gardening
  • Backyard Chickens and other Poultry
  • Beekeeping
  • Grass-fed Beef and Milk
  • Canning and Preserving Food
  • Cheesemaking
  • Breadmaking
  • Possibilities for Renewable Energy on a Small Farm
  • The Human Dimension of Sustainable Culture
  • Children on the Farm – Chores and Activities

Parking Passes

Parking passes are $10.00 per vehicle, good all three days of the fair. They are available at the fair, or you can order them online for $7.00 each and receive with a special discount coupon if you order before November 15.

More Information about the Fair

To learn more about the fair, including driving directions, camping and lodging information, food and events at the fair, visit the link below:

Homestead Fair Website

We hope to see you at the fair.