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Saturday, Feb. 15: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Meet some of 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!

Marty Raney
Modern Homesteading

Kent Rollins
Real Foods

Howard Garrett
Organic Gardening

Gary Collins
Modern Homesteading

Meredith Leigh
Real Foods

Connie Jacoby
Natural Health

Emma Biggs
Organic Gardening

Kirsten and Christopher Shockey
Real Foods

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 upcoming workshops

Homestead Problem-Solving
with Marty Raney

Marty Raney, along with his daughter Misty and son Matt, hosts Homestead Rescue on Discovery Channel. Through hard work, creativity, and innovation, they offer guidance and expertise to families striving to live off-grid. Hear Raney share stories from his treasure trove of homesteading experiences.

Trials and Tribulations of a Teenage Tomato Grower
with Emma Biggs

With an urban garden and more than 130 tomato varieties, 14-year-old Emma Biggs knows how to fit lots of tomatoes in a small space. Let Emma inspire you to figure out how to grow tomatoes in a way that suits your garden.

Cowboy Cooking and Cast Iron
with Kent Rollins

Enjoy Kent Rollins’ stories as he explains the cowboy way of life through cooking for traditional working ranches from his 1876 Studebaker chuck wagon. He goes over the basics of cast iron and answers the most common questions about it, covering everything from seasoning to cleaning and buying tips.

The Fundamentals of Smoking
with Jake Levin

This workshop takes the audience through the fundamentals of smoking meat, from its historical roots as a way of preserving meat to the basic tools and pieces of equipment needed to produce smoked meats at home.

The Art and Mastery of Meal Planning and Prep
with Leah Webb

Learn how to spend a minimal amount of time in the kitchen while serving a family nearly 100 percent made-from-scratch. Home-cooked breakfasts, snacks, lunches, and dinners are possible because of the techniques Leah shares.

Growing Heirloom Alliums
with Tim Miler

Tim Miller provides a description and a narrative of how onions, garlic, scallions, and shallots (the four alliums) respond to the Texas environment and how to grow these wonderful crops.

TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR Hands-On Workshops

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!

Learn More Register for 2020 Texas FAIR Hands-On Workshops Nowhands-on schedule
available Dec. 9, 2019

PLUS, DON’T MISS

 

Come to the FAIR early and get a jump start with this day and a half long workshop covering all things fermented!

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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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Find Your Way

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

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DIRECTIONS

Bell County Expo Center
301 W Loop 121
Belton, Texas 76513

From Austin:

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.

From Waco:

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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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!

texas fair book signing schedule

 

Saturday

11:00-11:30 a.m.     Tradd Cotter, Victoria Redhed Miller

12:30-1:00 p.m.       Janice Cox, Hannah Crum, Deek Diedricksen, Frank Hyman, Lisa Ziegler

3:00-3:30 p.m.         Howard Garrett, Kirsten Shockey

4:30-5:00 p.m.         Kimberlee Bastien, Shawna Coronado, Callene & Eric Rapp, Ira Wallace, Jeffrey Yago, Jereme Zimmerman

6:00-6:30 p.m.         Gianaclis Caldwell, Howard Garrett, Joel Salatin

Sunday

11:00-11:30 a.m.     Gary Collins, Joanne Olszewski, Dale Strickler

12:30-1:00 p.m.       Rob Avis, Darrell Frey, Marie Rayma, Jereme Zimmerman

3:00-3:30 p.m.         Nicole Telkes

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