WHEN AND WHERE
PENNSYLVANIA MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR
Bayfront Convention Center,
July 15-16, 2023
Tickets will be available soon. Please check back September 1st!
Saturday, July 15
Sunday, July 16
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR has a new destination in Pennsylvania: Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center, located on the shores of Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay in Western Pennsylvania! Join us July 15-16, 2023 for a weekend of learning and fun, all while enjoying breathtaking, scenic views of Presque Isle Bay.
With two attached hotels and many more options nearby, you can rest easy after a busy day learning and exploring at the FAIR! At this new venue, you still get all the great experiences of the usual FAIR: interesting workshops, engaging experts, and the wonderful MOTHER EARTH NEWS community!
Develop your self-sufficiency skills with direct guidance from some of the most sought after experts in the world of sustainability. Interact not only with the experts but other enthusiastic learners who help make the FAIR such a success! And don’t forget to explore the offerings of vendors and the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR bookstore! What’s better than learning directly from the source? Getting to enjoy a great view at the same time!
meet some of our PAST 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!
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!
with Crystal Stevens
Learn 10 common medicinal herbs and their virtues from Crystal Stevens, co-founder of Tend and Flourish School of Botanicals, and her daughter Iris. Learn how to make your own herbal tea blend to keep you healthy this winter. Each participant will take home a dried herbal tea blend.
with Leo Sharashkin
Keeping bees can be simpler than growing tomatoes. Learn the tested methods that allow you to add any number of hives to your farm or garden with minimal cost.
Mushroom Survival Skills: Keep fire, filter water, and more
with Tradd Cotter
This class demonstrates several key skill sets needed to grow mushrooms off the grid. Doing so, you can create tinder, use the spent substrate to make water filters, and take advantage of medical uses (such as natural antibiotic bandages).
TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Our hands-on and extended workshops are 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 hand-spinning techniques, explore DIY fermentation with miso, and more!
Come to the FAIR early and get a jump start with this day and a half long workshop covering all things fermented!
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.
Find Your Way
Get the layout of the venue, and find your favorite stage and exhibitors before you go to the FAIR.
The Fair at Seven Springs it uniquely special as speakers, staff and attendees co-mingle throughout the weekend at this beautiful four-season resort. Take advantage of complete lodging and ticket packages, which can be booked directly through the resort. Packages are available including rooms or condos. For more information and to make a reservation online click here, or please call 1-800-452-2223.
Book signing schedule
1:30-2:00 p.m. Dan Chiras, Pam Dawling, John Moody, Chris Smith
3:00-3:30 p.m. Gianaclis Caldwell, Shawna Coronado, Ira Wallace
4:30-5:00 p.m. Maria Noël Groves, Andrew Moore, Deborah Niemann, Jereme Zimmerman
6:00-6:30 p.m. Gary Collins
11:00-11:30 a.m. Kimberlee Bastien, Melissa Caughey, Dawn Combs, Tradd Cotter, Kim Flottum, Darrell Frey, Merideth Leigh
12:30-1:00 p.m. Gianaclis Caldwell, Pam Dawling, Frank Hyman, Hilary Kearney
3:00-3:30 p.m. Shawna Coronado, Janice Cox, John Moody, Leah Webb, Jereme Zimmerman
4:30-5:00 p.m. Maria Noël Groves, Hannah Crum, Shawn and Beth Dougherty, Kathleen Draper, Patricia Foreman, Alice Percy, Akiva Silver
6:00-6:30 p.m. Rob Avis, Gary Collins, Kirsten and Christopher Shockey
11:00-11:30 a.m. Tradd Cotter, Shawn and Beth Dougherty, Frank Hyman, Jill Nussinow, Crystal Stevens
12:30-1:00 p.m. Rob Avis, Melissa Caughey, Kim Flottum, Victoria Redhed Miller, Kirsten and Christopher Shockey
3:00-3:30 p.m. Dan Chiras, Crystal Stephens
4:30-5:00 p.m. Marie Rayma, Joel Salatin, Ira Wallace