• 2018 FAIR SATURDAY WRISTBAND PASS; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All 2018 FAIR adult entry pre-orders for this item will receive a single day wristband for the North Carolina Fair on April 28-29, 2018. This single day wristband includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations for that day. Single day wristbands do not include access to Hands-On workshops. A separate ticket is required for Hands-On workshops.

    Pre-order your wristband and save! A single day wristband at the gate is $25. Children 17 and under get in FREE and do not need a wristband!

    A fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, homesteading, natural health, organic gardening and more! Come enjoy delicious food, family entertainment and a vast marketplace.

    Wristbands will begin ship closer to the date of the FAIR. Please save your order confirmation! This is your receipt and you can use it to exchange for wristbands at the entrance should you lose or forget your wristbands. Orders placed after April 16, 2018, will be required to show order confirmation at the entrance.

    Please note: All FAIR pass sales are final and non-refundable. No pets allowed other than certified service animals.

    Item: 8516

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR SUNDAY WRISTBAND PASS; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All 2018 FAIR adult entry pre-orders for this item will receive a single day wristband for the North Carolina Fair on April 28-29, 2018. This single day wristband includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations for that day. Single day wristbands do not include access to Hands-On workshops. A separate ticket is required for Hands-On workshops.

    Pre-order your wristband and save! A single day wristband at the gate is $25. Children 17 and under get in FREE and do not need a wristband!

    A fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, homesteading, natural health, organic gardening and more! Come enjoy delicious food, family entertainment and a vast marketplace.

    Wristbands will begin ship closer to the date of the FAIR. Please save your order confirmation! This is your receipt and you can use it to exchange for wristbands at the entrance should you lose or forget your wristbands. Orders placed after April 16, 2018, will be required to show order confirmation at the entrance.

    Please note: All FAIR pass sales are final and non-refundable. No pets allowed other than certified service animals.

    Item: 8517

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR WEEKEND WRISTBAND; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All 2018 FAIR weekend wristband pre-orders will receive a wristband for the North Carolina Fair on April 28-29, 2018. Weekend wristbands includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations for both days. Weekend wristbands do not include access to Hands-On workshops. A separate ticket is required for Hands-On workshops.

    Pre-order your wristband and save! A weekend wristband at the gate is $30. Children 17 and under get in FREE and do not need a wristband! All weekend wristband pre-orders placed before April 16, 2018, include a 20% coupon for the Fair bookstore!

    A fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, homesteading, natural health, organic gardening and more! Come enjoy delicious food, family entertainment and a vast marketplace.

    Wristbands will begin ship closer to the date of the FAIR. Please save your order confirmation! This is your receipt and you can use it to exchange for wristbands at the entrance should you lose or forget your wristbands. Orders placed after April 16, 2018, will be required to show order confirmation at the entrance.

    Please note: All FAIR pass sales are final and non-refundable. No pets allowed other than certified service animals.

    Item: 8518

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR WEEKEND 2-PASS PACKAGE; ASHEVILLE, NC

    OUR MOST POPULAR OPTION!

    The weekend pass package includes two weekend wristband passes for the North Carolina Fair on April 28-29, 2018, plus the complete MOTHER EARTH NEWS Archive USB 1970-2017: Classic Edition (a $109.95 value!). Weekend wristbands includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations for both days. Weekend wristbands do not include access to Hands-On workshops. A separate ticket is required for Hands-On workshops.

    Children 17 and under get in FREE and do not need a wristband! All weekend pass packages ordered before April 16, 2018, include a 20% coupon for the Fair bookstore!

    A fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, homesteading, natural health, organic gardening and more! Come enjoy delicious food, family entertainment and a vast marketplace.

    Wristbands will begin ship closer to the date of the FAIR. Please save your order confirmation! This is your receipt and you can use it to exchange for wristbands at the entrance should you lose or forget your wristbands. Orders placed after April 16, 2018, will be required to show order confirmation at the entrance.

    Please note: All FAIR pass sales are final and non-refundable. No pet allowed other than certified service animals. FAIR passes and the Mother Earth News Archive USB 1970-2017 may ship separately. 

    Item: 8519

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR PARKING PASS; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Avoid traffic congestion near the fairgrounds by reserving a parking permit for the North Carolina Mother Earth News Fair on April 28-29, 2018! A limited quantity of parking permits are available for the lot at Gate #1 off of Fanning Bridge Road on the north side at WNC Ag Center.

    These hang-tag permits will be mailed in advance of the Fair. It is required that the permit be hanging in clear view from your rearview mirror when entering Gate #1. All other traffic will be turned away.

    Important directions to avoid traffic congestion by the airport: Westbound and Eastbound traffic on I-26: Take Exit 44 in Fletcher and turn north onto U.S. Route 25 (Hendersonville Road). In approximately 2.5 miles turn left onto Fanning Bridge Road. Drive east for 2 miles to Gate #1 of the WNC Ag Center.
    Last year’s parking permits sold out fast! Order today!

    Item: 8627

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR PREFERRED SEATING PASS; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All 2018 FAIR Preferred Seating Pass orders will receive a ticket for the North Carolina Fair on April 28-29, 2018. The ticket is exchangeable for a lanyard at the entrance. Preferred Seating lanyards includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations for both days (a separate wristband is not required). Preferred Seating Weekend lanyards do not include access to Hands-On workshops. A separate ticket is required for Hands-On workshops. With the Preferred Seating Weekend lanyard you will have access to seating in the front rows of all workshop areas.

    Preferred Seating lanyards are limited and are available by advance purchase only. Children 17 and under get in FREE and do not need a wristband. However, a Preferred Seating lanyard is required to access the front rows of the workshops. All weekend wristband pre-orders placed before April 16, 2018, include a 20% coupon for the Fair bookstore!

    A fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, homesteading, natural health, organic gardening and more! Come enjoy delicious food, family entertainment and a vast marketplace.

    Wristbands will begin ship closer to the date of the FAIR. Please save your order confirmation! This is your receipt and you can use it to exchange for wristbands at the entrance should you lose or forget your wristbands. Orders placed after April 16, 2018, will be required to show order confirmation at the entrance.

    Please note: All FAIR pass sales are final and non-refundable. No pets allowed other than certified service animals.

    Item: 8520

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: BUTTERMAKING; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Learn To Churn: Buttermaking

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills!

    Learn how easy it is to make your own delicious butter with Gianaclis Caldwell of Pholia Farm Creamery!

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8685

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: CANNING SEASON; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Canning Season Is Here: Let's Jam!

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Chef Tamika Adjemian shows how to can Blueberry-Lemon Jam while teaching about the current guidelines for the safe preservation of food at home. Whether you’re canning mounds of homemade applesauce or small batches of jam, Adjemian has got the jar and recipe for you. Find out how easy it is to can and preserve fresh food.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8687

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: FACE CREAM; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Rosemary's Famous Face Cream

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    With simple ingredients and a blender you can whip up a fabulous facial cream that can be easily personalized for your skin type. Join Rosemary Gladstar as she shares her favorite face cream recipe and demonstrates how to mix and blend the ingredients so that they blend perfectly into a moisturizing, nourishing cream for face and body. Samples and recipes shared.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8689

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: KIMCHI; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Mastering Kimchi

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Who doesn’t love the hot and spicy kimchi at least that is what the food trends would lead you to believe. Kimchi is the Korean form of vegetable fermentation which has many faces and flavors. It is part of an ancient culinary art that is experiencing a renaissance in this country. Kirsten Shockey aims to demystify this safe technique for creating healthy nutrient dense delicious foods through preservation. We will follow a step by step process to make kimchi. You will learn how to make a kimchi that is just right for you taste buds—be it five-alarm heat or mild. Best of all you will take home your creation to watch ferment on your counter.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8686

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: MAYONNAISE; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Mayonnaise in Minutes

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Join Patricia Foreman for some delicious hands-on fun! Salad dressings make salads delicious and healthy. Once you make the basic mayonnaise, you are set to make any dressing of your choice: ranch, blue cheese, Caesar and more! Understand which oils, emulsifiers, herbs and spices are superior for human nutrition and taste. When you understand the basic food chemistry of emulsions and you are also enabled to make sauces, gravies, smoothies and other gourmet delights. By the end of this hands-on workshop you will have made mayonnaise to take home with you.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8690

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: MEAD; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Making Your Own Mead Starter

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Fermenting mead with wild yeasts offers myriad benefits to health and well-being. Learn how simple it is to capture and cultivate yeasts for your own batch of wildcrafted mead!

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8691

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: MUSHROOM CULTIVATION; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Oyster Mushroom Cultivation

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. He is the author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, published by Chelsea Green in 2014. Join Tradd in this interactive workshop on cultivating your own batch of oyster mushrooms.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8688

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: NATURAL CLEANERS; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Make Your Own Natural Cleaners

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Kate Kordsmeier examines why it's so important to make your own cleaners, covering the toxic and harmful chemicals found in commercial, store-bought cleaners. She'll also talk about how it's fun, easy and so much more affordable than buying green cleaners. Kordsmeier goes over the basic ingredients to keep on hand that help you make nearly every time of cleaner.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8695

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: SAUSAGE SPICE; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Mastering Spice Blends for Making Sausage and Dry Rubs

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Join author, butcher, and cook Meredith Leigh for an immersion into the world of flavor. In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to curate the perfect ratio for seasoning homemade sausage and dry rub, and then pick from a host of spices and herbs to create their own sausage seasoning blend. Then, one spice blend will be chosen for a live sausage demo and tasting during the class. Attendees will leave with ideas for new flavor combinations to try, knowledge about buying and storing bulk spice and herb, fail-proof ratios for curating their own seasoning blends and rubs, cooking tips, and pro techniques for marinating and sausage making.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8694

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: SOURDOUGH; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Sourdough Starters

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Sourdough starter, activated by wild yeast, can be used for making a lot more than just loaf breads and pizza! Join experienced and passionate sourdough baker Victoria Miller for a hands-on experience where you will learn to make and maintain your very own sourdough starter to take home and use for making bread or pizza.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8693

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

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