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

Sustainable living event returns to existing locations, adds Asheville, N.C., in April

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 14, 2014) — Want to grow and prepare your own food, raise backyard chickens, or use green materials for your next remodel?

Then mark your calendar to attend one of the 2014 Mother Earth News Fairs.

Mother Earth News, the largest and longest-running publication about self-sufficient lifestyles, will kick off its year in a new location: Asheville, N.C. The Fair will come April 12-13 to the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.

Other dates and locations include:
May 31-June 1: Puyallup Fairgrounds, Puyallup, Wash.

Sept. 12-14: Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, Pa., outside of Pittsburgh

Fall (date and venue to be determined): Lawrence, Kan.

Mother Earth News began in nearby Hendersonville, so in a sense, this is a homecoming for the brand,” says Andrew Perkins, the Fair’s director.

Visitors can attend more than 200 hands-on workshops that cover organic gardening, food preparation and preservation, renewable energy, homesteading, 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.

In addition to workshops, each Fair will host children’s activities, vendor and livestock demonstrations, hundreds of exhibitors, and local and organic food options.

Currently, tickets cost $15 for one-day passes and $20 for the weekend. Prices increase 60 days prior to each event, to $20 and $25, respectively. Tickets will cost $25 and $30, respectively, at the gate ($35 for Seven Springs). Children 17 and under get in free. Each event will offer a limited number of VIP tickets. VIPs receive guaranteed seating at workshops, catered meals and other perks.

To purchase tickets, inquire about exhibiting or check programming, visit or call toll-free 800-234-3368.

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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