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Saturday, Oct. 19: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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!

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!

Aged Cheese: Making it easy
with Gianaclis Caldwell

If you are ready to move beyond making fresh cheese, get ready to learn how to simply age any cheese (without investing in complicated equipment).

Getting the Most Out of Your Hoop House or Greenhouse
with Andrew Mefferd

Andrew Mefferd discusses spacing, choice of crops, trellising, pruning, temperature, and more.

Chick in Egg: The miracle of incubation & educating baby chicks
with Patricia Foreman

This workshop covers the entire process of finding fertile eggs (even without a rooster) and selecting the most likely eggs to hatch.

Take Your Skills to the Next Level with hands-on workshops

Our new hands-on and extended 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 hand-spinning techniques, explore DIY fermentation with miso, and more!

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Book signing schedule


11:00-11:30 a.m. Dan Chiras, Gary Collins, Victoria Redhed Miller, Dale Strickler

12:30-1:00 p.m. Dawn Combs, Callene and Eric Rapp, Marie Rayma

3:00-3:30 p.m. Deek Diedricksen

4:30-5:00 p.m. Albert Bates, Gianaclis Caldwell, Patricia Foreman, Hilary Kearney, Jake Levin

6:00-6:30 p.m. Deborah Niemann


11:00-11:30 a.m. Janice Cox, Victoria Redhed Miller

12:30-1:00 p.m. Dan Chiras, Hilary Kearney, Ira Wallace

3:00-3:30 p.m. Howard Garrett, Deborah Niemann, Marie Rayma

4:30-5:00 p.m. Gianaclis Caldwell, Gary Collins, Shawna Coronado, Patricia Foreman, Crystal Stevens


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.

View the Kansas Exhibitor and Sponsor List

WANT TO exhibit AT the Mother Earth News Fair?

Reach new customers interested in a sustainable lifestyle — apply to exhibit.


Find Your Way

Get the layout of the venue, and find your favorite stage and exhibitors before you go to the FAIR.

View the Kansas FAIR Map



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until the Kansas fair!



Oct. 19-20, 2019

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stormont Vail Event Center
One Expocentre Dr.
Topeka, Kan. 66612


Get Directions Using Google Maps


From Kansas City:

Travel I-70 West, exit at East Topeka, continue to exit 363 (Adams St). Turn left at stop sign, take a right onto 21st St follow to Topeka Blvd. Turn right onto Topeka Blvd then you should see Expocentre on the left hand side of the street.

Places to Stay

Mother Earth News Fair has partnered with Stay22 to provide you with all available accommodations (hotels, Airbnbs, hostels, etc.) at the lowest price online. This pricing is equal or better than what you’ll find on any discount travel or hotel website. Book directly from the map below!

Capital City KOA
1949 SW 49th
Topeka, KS 66609
Phone: 800-562-4793
Use Code “ME” for FAIR discount

Deer Creek Valley RV Park
3140 SE 21st St.,
Topeka, KS 66607
Phone: 785-357-8555


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