We appreciate you!
Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 Texas 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. All of fairs have a different flavor so if you weren’t able to make it or can’t get enough, come visit us at one of our other five locations!
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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!
Build Your Own Wood-Fired Pizza Oven From Dirt
Help turn a pile of mud into a woodfired pizza oven! See how easy it is to do this in your own backyard. Be prepared to get muddy!
Four Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms at Home
Learn four easy methods of mushroom cultivation that have the potential for high yielding low-tech operations at home or on the farm.
Home Poultry Processing
Learn how to humanely, safely, sanitarily, and skillfully process your birds at home. Understand why the conventional way of processing is the worst way and can ruin meat quality.
Natural Organic Pest Control
How to protect and work with beneficial insects, as well as what natural, organic pest control products to use in certain situations.
Herbs for Family Health
Everyone in the family from infant to elder can benefit from the healthgiving properties of herbs.
Sausage Making 101
Learn the basics of making delicious sausage from pork, beef, chicken, lamb, rabbit, or wild game.
Take Your Skills to the Next Level
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!
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.