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Mother Earth News Fair

Bringing the Magazine to Life!

Albany, Ore.


With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

Speaker Spotlight

Claudia Lucero Urban Cheesecraft

Delicious Dairy-Free Cheese Custom Made for Your Diet


Do you choose not to eat dairy but miss cheese? Or do you know someone who does not digest it well? Claudia Lucero, author of One-Hour Cheese and
creator of Urban Cheesecraft kits, has developed deliciously dairy-free cheese — made with nuts, seeds, veggies and even beans!

Speaker Bio

Claudia Lucero enjoys getting new cheesemakers started with Urban Cheesecraft and her D.I.Y. Cheese Kits. She has partnered with Williams-Sonoma on custom cheesemaking kits and recently wrote the book One-Hour Cheese, which shows beginners how to make 16 fresh cheeses via step-by-step photos. The book is found where books are sold and the kits can be found on www.UrbanCheesecraft.com.

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Cody aka Wranglerstar Wranglerstar

Are Old Hand Tools Still Relevant for the Modern Homestead?


Power tools are a wonderful convenience, but they are expensive and disposable. Old hand tools can last for generations, can often be found for a fraction of the cost, and are as relevant and useful today as they were 100 years ago. Sadly, these old tools are no longer manufactured. Learn what to look for when purchasing old tools and how to care for and restore them.

Speaker Bio

Cody and his family decided to turn their backs on a comfortable city life and become modern day homesteaders. Their adventure takes place in the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, where they document their lifestyle on their YouTube channel Wranglerstar. With more than 300,000 loyal subscribers and 90 million video views, they are leaders in the modern homesteading movement.

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Joel Salatin Polyface Farm

Salad Bar Beef


Herbivores not only built the world’s deepest and best soil, they provided the foundation for nutrition in most areas. Building soil and eating well are symbiotic activities, but many today view the herbivore as an enemy … a direct result of misusing animals. In this workshop, Joel Salatin introduces the concepts and high-tech infrastructure that allows modern farmers to duplicate the symbiotic choreography of ancient herds. This system also increases yields and offers the most tasty, nutritious food.

Speaker Bio

Joel Salatin’s family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, producing salad bar beef, pastured poultry, pigaerator pork and forage-based rabbits. The farm services 6,000 families and 50 restaurants. Featured prominently in countless media, documentaries and books, the farm offers many educational opportunities for people wanting to learn these pasture-based systems. He has written 10 books about food and farming, both how-to guides and broad cultural works.

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Jessi Bloom N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes

Top 10 Homestead Hacks for Beginners


Are you looking to save time, money and your sanity as you embark on your homesteading journey? Expert Jessi Bloom coaches folks who are getting started, and she shares her top 10 tips, tricks and wisdom for anyone looking to make their life easier in the garden, on the farm and inside home!

Speaker Bio

Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, based near Seattle, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction and land management. Her work has been recognized by government agencies and industry organizations, and makes headlines in national media. She lives near Seattle with her two sons on their permaculture homestead, which is full of functional gardens and rescue animals.

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Check Out All Oregon Keynote Speakers

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on Modern Homesteading, Animal Husbandry, Organic Gardening, Green Building, Natural Health, Renewable Energy, Real Food and more!

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Get great deals from dozens of regional and national vendors that feature sustainable lifestyle products and services, including: books, tools, seeds, tractors, organic foods, clothes, solar gadgets and more.

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Off-Stage Demonstrations

Many of our exhibitors have their own demonstrations and short workshops at their booths. With topics ranging from hands-on seed saving to building mud houses to heritage breed livestock, there is a lot to see!

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VIP and Wristband Passes

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR now has four great ways to enjoy our events! With each wristband pass, attendees will gain access to the nation’s premier sustainable lifestyle event, packed with over 300 vendors and 150 hands-on workshops at each location! Order single day or weekend wristbands early and save with our pre-order special! Want to enjoy the FAIR in style? Check out our VIP options for individuals and families. Each VIP package lets you enjoy the exclusive amenities at each FAIR! Order your tickets today and see MOTHER EARTH NEWS come to life!

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View the Oregon FAIR Map


From Eugene:
Take I-5 N. to Albany, getting off at exit 234. Turn right onto Knox Butte Road E. Take another right onto Expo Parkway NE. Continue to the Expo parking lot.

From Portland:
Take I-5 S to Airport Road SE in Albany. From I-5 S, take exit 234A. Merge onto Airport Road SE. Turn right onto Pacific Boulevard SE. Keep right to continue on Knox Butte Road E. Turn right onto Expo Parkway NE. Continue to the Expo parking lot.

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Holiday Inn Express
105 Opal Court NE
Albany, Oregon 97322
Phone: 1-541-928-8820

Comfort Suites
100 Opal Court NE
Albany, Oregon 97322
Phone: 1-541-928-2053

Best Western Plus Prairie Inn
1100 Price Rd. SE
Albany, Oregon 97322
Phone: 1-541-928-5050

Phoenix Inn Suites
3410 Spicer Dr. SE
Albany, Oregon 97322
Phone: 1-541-926-5696

Linn County Expo – on site RV Parking
3700 Knox Butte Rd. East
Albany, Oregon 97322

33775 Oakville Rd. South
Albany, Oregon 97321
Phone: 1-800-562-8526