WHEN AND WHERE
TEXAS MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR
February 18-19, 2023
Saturday, Feb. 18: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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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!
Hit the button below to see who we have confirmed for Texas in 2023 so far and check back as more folks are added!
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!
A few of our PAST Texas workshops
Engaging and Growing Communities
with Karena Poke
Learn how Karena Poke manages and creates a community garden that: a) appeals to the entire community; b) attracts volunteers; and c) engages corporate partners and donors. Backyard gardeners will be inspired to create gardens that can be a source of income while adding value to their communities.
The Essential Homestead Dairy Cow
with Shawn and Beth Dougherty
Shawn and Beth Dougherty share 26 years of experience running a grass-powered, milk-powered homsestead, and all the ways they’ve learned to use grass – and a dairy cow – as the homestead energy source.
Living an Herbal Life: Crafting teas, tinctures and oils at home
with Bevin Cohen
Join herbalist and author Bevin Cohen for a fun and informative herbal exploration. Discover the benefits of various cultivated and foraged herbs and explore why developing a relationship with our herbal allies is more important now than ever before. Learn more about the histories and uses of many herbs as well as the basics of crafting a number of herbal wellness products.
Build Your Own Wood-Fired Pizza Oven from Dirt
with Uncle Mud & Family
Help turn a pile of mud into a wood-fired pizza oven! See how easy it is to do this in your own backyard. Be prepared to get muddy.
Camp Skills from Your Homestead to the Backwoods That May Just Save Your Life!
with Matt Stephens
Matt Stephens leads you on a journey from the backyard to the backcountry. A homesteader’s way of life is all about developing skills and adapting those skills to different situations as needed. Camping in the backyard is a great way to have the family ready and equipped until your next trip to the backcountry or our next situation.
Growing Great Garlic and Perennial Onions
with Ira Wallace
Learn about heirloom garlic and perennial onion varieties, from planting to cultivation and harvesting at home. Ira Wallace covers soil preparation, weed control, and disease prevention, as weell as curing and sotrage requirements.
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!
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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.
Find Your Way
Get the layout of the venue, and find your favorite stage and exhibitors before you go to the FAIR.
Bell County Expo Center
301 W Loop 121
Belton, Texas 76513
Get on I-35 N/US-290 E from E 5th St/Pine St and N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. Follow I-35 N to Interstate 35 Frontage Rd/S Interstate Hwy 35 in Belton. Take the S Interstate Hwy 35 exit from I-35 N. Continue on Interstate 35 Frontage Rd/S Interstate Hwy 35 to your destination.
Get on I-35 S from N 18th St. Follow I-35 S to Interstate 35 Frontage Rd/S Main St in Belton. Take exit 292 from I-35 S. Continue on Interstate 35 Frontage Rd/S Main St to your destination.
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