Meet our speakers
This is a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most sought after experts in the world of sustainability. Come ready with your questions and look forward to learning something new – directly from the source!
The Frederick News-Post’s UnCapped quarterly magazine and podcast celebrates craft brewing, wine-making and the emerging craft distilling industry, with a special focus on mid-Maryland and adjacent regions. Now the Mother Earth News FAIR and the News-Post are teaming up to bring UnCapped to life!
Access to the Uncapped tent and the programming within is included with all FAIR passes. Anyone interested in purchasing samples is required to obtain a wristband indicating they are of drinking age. Within the tent, craft beverages from local breweries, distilleries and wineries will be available for purchase using special tokens. In addition to craft drinks, related classes and demonstrations will also be scheduled throughout the day. Please check back for more information.
Explore Ways to save money and live efficiently
Mother Earth News has been helping folks live simpler, more meaningful lives since the magazine was launched – nearly 50 years ago. No matter your personal interests you know you can count on Mother’s quality workshops for field-tested, country-honed guidance that will set you free – and put money in your pocket!
Learn about the basics of keeping these animals, about the breeds themselves, and how to tell them apart from the numerous imposters that can be a costly lesson to new pig owners.
Discover how to pick from a host of spices and herbs to create your own sausage-seasoning blend.
Learn how to humanely, safely, sanitarily, and skillfully process your birds at home. Understand why the conventional way of processing is the worst way and can ruin meat quality.
Discuss today’s grid reliability, threats, and simple EMP protection of valuable electronics.
If you have ever thought about beekeeping as a hobby but don’t know what’s involved or how to get started, this workshop is for you. It aims to help you answer the question: Is beekeeping right for me?
By the end of this hands-on workshop you will have made mayonnaise to take home with you.
Take Your Skills to the Next Level WITH HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
Our new hands-on workshops are quickly becoming one of our most popular attractions! For an additional fee, you can register to take part in these limited engagements aimed at fostering practical, money-saving skillsets. The best way to learn is by doing, and our nationally renowned experts will show you how. Topics run the gamut. Create your own sourdough starter, learn expert seed-saving techniques, explore DIY fermentation processes for homemade kombucha and kimchi, and more!
Finally There’s a Better Way to Find Homesteading Products
The Mother Earth News Fair provides you a rare opportunity: a living and breathing marketplace where you can interact with exhibitors, authors, and innovators whose passion for what they do is matched only by their authority in the industry. Our exhibitors are ready and willing to demo and discuss a vast array of products that will help you live better. Now you can shop the latest sustainable products, compare prices, witness demos, and take advantage of exclusive deals and incentives – all in one place.
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The complete workshop schedule – including times and locations – is made available approximately three weeks out from the event date. While most presenters, workshop titles and descriptions are available now, it typically takes more time to coordinate the schedules of so many people travelling in for the event. We appreciate your patience!
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Get the layout of the venue, and find your favorite stage and exhibitors before you go to the FAIR.
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WHEN AND WHERE
MARYLAND MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR
June 2-3, 2018
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21705
PLEASE USE EXIT #56 WHEN COMING TO THE FAIR FROM EAST OR WESTBOUND I-70.
Take I-70 West to East Patrick Street, exit #56. Follow directly to the fairgrounds on right just past Monroe avenue.
Take I-270 North to exit #32, I-70 East to exit #56. Make a right at the end of the exit and follow straight, fairgrounds will be on your right just past Monroe Ave.
Take I-70 East to exit #56. Make a right at the end of the exit and follow straight, fairgrounds will be on your right just past Monroe Ave.
Take Route 15 South to Frederick, use Baltimore I-70 East to exit #56. Make a right at the end of the exit and follow straight, fairgrounds will be on your right just past Monroe Avenue.
From Harpers Ferry:
Take Route 340 North onto I-70 East to exit #56. Make a right at the end of the exit and follow straight, fairgrounds will be on your right just past Monroe Ave.