Andrew Perkins, event director: 785-274-4378785-274-4378,  
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304785-274-4304,  

5th annual Mother Earth News Fair covers gamut of self-sufficiency and sustainable living topics

SEVEN SPRINGS (July 21, 2014) — Interested in practical ways to slash those ever-rising bills or to become more self-sufficient?

Then mark your calendar for the Mother Earth News Fair.

Mother Earth News, the largest and longest-running publication about self-sufficient lifestyles, will hold its fifth annual Mother Earth News Fair Sept. 12-14 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, outside of Pittsburgh. The Fair runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors can attend more than 200 hands-on workshops that cover organic gardening, cooking and food preservation, homesteading, renewable energy, small-scale livestock, green building and remodeling, natural health, green transportation, and related topics. Local and national experts on sustainable and rural lifestyles will lead the sessions.

“Whether you want to explore ways to extend your food budget or make your own solar panels, we have something for the whole family,” says Andrew Perkins, the Fair’s director.

In addition, the Fair will host children’s activities, vendor and livestock demonstrations, an alternative-fuel vehicle display, hundreds of exhibitors, local and organic food options, and more.

Tickets cost $20 for one day or $25 for a three-day pass until Sept. 8, or $25 and $35 at the gate. Children 17 and under get in free. The event also offers a limited number of VIP tickets. VIPs receive priority seating at workshops, catered meals and other perks.

To purchase tickets or check programming, visit or call toll-free 800-234-3368800-234-3368800-234-336.

The Seven Springs Mother Earth News Fair is sponsored by AgChoice Farm Credit, Agri-Fab, Botanical Interests, Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Coconut Bliss, Earthineer, EnerHealth Botanicals, Envirolet, EZ Animal Products, Ford Motor Co., Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Manna Pro, Mountain Rose Herbs, Nature’s Flavors, Premier 1, Rudi’s Bakery, Theo Chocolate and Yanmar America.

About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News (, the Original Guide to Living Wisely, covers organic gardening, cooking and food preservation, natural health, do-it-yourself projects, renewable energy, and all aspects of rural and urban homesteading.  

About Ogden Publications Inc. 
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable lifestyle, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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