Asheville, N.C. ⋆ April 27-28, 2019

Asheville, N.C. ⋆ April 27-28, 2019

Asheville, N.C. ⋆ April 27-28, 2019

Asheville, N.C. ⋆ April 27-28, 2019

We appreciate you!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 North Carolina Mother Earth News Fair possible! Whether you spoke, exhibited or were there to enjoy everything we put together, we couldn’t have done it without you. Check out details from our 2018 event below!


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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!

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter
with Victoria Miller

Learn to make and maintain your very own sourdough starter to take home and use for making bread or pizza.

How to Speak Chicken
with Melissa Caughey

Do you have backyard chickens? Do you name your chickens? Do you consider them pets? Get a glimpse into why your chickens do what they do and say what they say. 

Seed Starting Troubleshooting
with Lisa Ziegler

Lisa Ziegler will review the steps of seed starting outdoors in the garden and starting indoors with her tabletop method of soil blocking.

Discover new flavor twists to a classic homemade jam
with Tamika Adjemian

Capture the flavor of spring fruits with delicious homemade jam, one of canning season’s greatest delights.

Grilling Today and Tomorrow
with Steven Raichlen

Never before have American home cooks used a wider range of grilling techniques, nor had access to a more diverse array of flavors and ingredients.

Kids Can Build with Sticks and Mud
with Uncle Mud and Family

Use clay, straw, and sticks to build little houses and sculpt beautiful objects from your wild imagination.

Breakout Workshops

These sessions are designed to be very personal and interactive, so space is strictly limited. Reservations are available first-come, first-served. Do not miss these one-of-a-kind experiences!

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.

View the north carolina Exhibitor List

WANT TO exhibit AT the Mother Earth News Fair?

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

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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina FAIR Map



April 28-29, 2018

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

Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, N.C. 28732

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Important Traffic Notification for the North Carolina Mother Earth News Fair

Due to traffic issues that have arisen during past events at the WNC Ag Center at the I-26 exit to Airport Road (Exit 40 – Arden) we strongly suggest the following route when driving to the Fair:


Westbound and Eastbound traffic on I-26: Take Exit 44 in Fletcher and turn north onto U.S. Route 25 (Hendersonville Road). In approximately half a mile turn left onto Butler Bridge Road. Drive east for 2.5 miles to N.C. Hwy 280 (Airport Road) and turn right. Drive north for 2 miles to Gate #6 of the WNC Ag Center.


For permit parking only:

Westbound and Eastbound traffic on I-26: Take Exit 44 in Fletcher and turn north onto U.S. Route 25 (Hendersonville Road). In approximately 2.5 miles turn left onto Fanning Bridge Road. Drive east for 2 miles to Gate #1 of the WNC Ag Center.


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!

WNC Ag Center, on-site RV Parking
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, N.C.
Phone: 1-828-687-1414 ex: 200
(Note: Only advance-reserved RV spaces. Primitive camping is not allowed, including sleeping in your vehicle.)


The Village of Wildflowers (A tiny house community)
24 Empire Ln.
Flat Rock, N.C.
Phone: 828-707-0969

Rutledge Lake Camping and RV Parking
170 Rutledge Rd.
Fletcher, N.C.

Phone: 828-654-7873


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