Frederick, Md. ⋆ June 2-3

Frederick, Md. ⋆ June 2-3

Frederick, Md. ⋆ June 2-3

Frederick, Md. ⋆ June 2-3

Hours
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 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!

FIBER FEST

We are excited to announce that the Mother Earth News FAIR and Fiber Fest are teaming up in 2018 to feature all your favorite local yarn dyers and spinners, plus some extra crafty goodness!

Fiber Fest is a wholesome, fun event for the entire family and at the same time showcases the beauty of a little known industry in the Frederick area. With educational displays of animals and fiber products, the attendees can develop their interest and skills, as well as purchase supplies and other products.

Take part in classes and demonstrations held both Saturday and Sunday. Herding dog demonstration and fleece sale will be held on Saturday. We’ll have a large kids area with pony rides, hands-on crafts, face painting and more. All FAIR passes include access to Fiber Fest. Please check back for more information.

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UNCAPPED

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 beverages or bottles is required to present valid identification that they are 21 or older. Those with an out-of-state driver’s license must present a second form of identification. 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!

Homegrown Pork and Getting Ready for Backyard Pigs
with Jeannette Beranger

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.

Mastering Spice Blends for Sausage and Dry Rubs
with Meredith Leigh

Discover how to pick from a host of spices and herbs to create your own sausage-seasoning blend.

Plant to Preserve
with Barbara Pleasant

Start by choosing easy-to-grow crops that store themselves, and then learn simple ways to preserve vegetables and fruits so they are welcome in the winter kitchen.

Emergency Power Long After the Grid and Your Generator Have Failed
with Jeffrey Yago

Discuss today’s grid reliability, threats, and simple EMP protection of valuable electronics.

What Does It Take to Get Started in Beekeeping?
with Shane Gebauer

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?

Mayonnaise in Minutes
with Patricia Foreman

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!

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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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Plan out your weekend

The complete workshop schedule – including times and locations – is now available! While most presenters, workshop titles and descriptions are available now, it is subject to change. We appreciate your patience!

View the Maryland Schedule

Find Your Way

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

View the Maryland FAIR Map

WHEN AND WHERE

MARYLAND MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

June 2-3, 2018

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

Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21705

 

Get Directions Using Google Maps

 

PLEASE USE EXIT #56 WHEN COMING TO THE FAIR FROM EAST OR WESTBOUND I-70.

From Baltimore:

Take I-70 West to East Patrick Street, exit #56. Follow directly to the fairgrounds on right just past Monroe avenue.

From Washington:

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.

From Hagerstown:

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.

From Gettysburg:

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.

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