• 2018 FAIR AND FIBER ARTS FEST. SATURDAY WRISTBAND; FREDERICK, MD

    8521

    All 2018 FAIR adult entry pre-orders for this item will receive a single day wristband for the Maryland FAIR and Fiber Fest on June 2-3, 2018. This single day wristband includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations, including Fiber Fest, 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 shipping 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 May 21, 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: 8521

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR AND FIBER ARTS FEST. SUNDAY WRISTBAND; FREDERICK, MD

    All 2018 FAIR adult entry pre-orders for this item will receive a single day wristband for the Maryland FAIR and Fiber Fest on June 2-3, 2018. This single day wristband includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations, including Fiber Fest, 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 shipping 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 May 21, 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: 8522

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR AND FIBER ARTS FEST. WEEKEND PASS; FREDERICK, MD

    All 2018 FAIR weekend wristband pre-orders will receive a wristband for the Maryland Fair and Fiber Fest on June 2-3. 17-18, 2018. Weekend wristbands includes access to all exhibits and workshop presentations, including Fiber Fest, 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 Jan. 29, 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 May 21, 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: 8523

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR AND FIBER ARTS FEST. WEEKEND 2-PASS PACKAGE; FREDERICK, MD

    OUR MOST POPULAR OPTION!

    The weekend pass package includes two weekend wristband passes for the Maryland FAIR and Fiber Fest on June 2-3, 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 Jan. 29, 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 May 21, 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. FAIR passes and the Mother Earth News Archive USB 1970-2017 may ship separately. 

    Item: 8524

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR PREFERRED SEATING PASS; FREDERICK, MD

    All 2018 FAIR Preferred Seating Pass orders will receive a ticket for the Maryland FAIR and Fiber Fest on June 2-3, 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, Fiber Fest or Uncapped 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 workshop. All weekend wristband pre-orders placed before Jan. 29, 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 May 21, 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: 8525

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: CLAY BUTTON (SATURDAY); FREDERICK, MD

    Polymer Clay Button Making

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.

    You will learn 4 basic clay techniques for making: texturing and overlaying, using molds, twisting and basic caning, along with lots of sub-skills like conditioning clay and mixing colors. For each technique, I will demonstrate several options for applying the technique, then allow time for participants to choose ONE of the options and create their own button. We will bake as we go, and participants will leave with 3-4 finished buttons, and if time, a matching brooch or earrings.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8788

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: CLAY BUTTON (SUNDAY); FREDERICK, MD

    Polymer Clay Button Making

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.

    You will learn 4 basic clay techniques for making: texturing and overlaying, using molds, twisting and basic caning, along with lots of sub-skills like conditioning clay and mixing colors. For each technique, I will demonstrate several options for applying the technique, then allow time for participants to choose ONE of the options and create their own button. We will bake as we go, and participants will leave with 3-4 finished buttons, and if time, a matching brooch or earrings.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8789

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: DROP SPINDLE; FREDERICK, MD

    Drop Spindle Spinning

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.

    Learn how to use a drop spindle to spin your own yarn. This class will include the use of simple drop spindles and locally sourced fibers. Open to anyone age 7 and above. (If under 12, a parent/guardian must attend with child.) You will have the option to purchase the drop spindles used in class.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8787

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: FELTED ANIMAL; FREDERICK, MD

    Needle Felted Animal

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Sunday, June 3, 3:00 p.m.

    Learn to needle felt by making a cute little bunny. Needle felting uses needles with tiny barbs on the end to catch fibers and tangle them with other fibers to produce felt. This method can be used to make 3D sculptures. In this needle felting class learn how to sculpt core wool and angora rabbit fiber into the shape of a simple bunny. The class will include 1 felting needle, 1 felting pad, core wool, angora fiber, and instructions.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8805

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: FINGER CROCHET; FREDERICK, MD

    Finger Crochet: Chair Pad

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Saturday, June 2, 1:00 p.m.

    Learn how to crochet a chair pad using rug yarn locally processed in Walkersville, MD. You will learn how to crochet a circular chair pad – or purchase more rug yarn to make a larger rug. Anyone age 12 and up. One bump of rug yarn for chair pad is included.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8786

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: LOOM WEAVING; FREDERICK, MD

    American Peg Loom Weaving

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Sunday, June 3, 1:00 p.m.

    Learn to weave a rug using an American Peg Loom. This class will show you how to warp and weave a traditional American Peg Loom. Looms will be available for purchase as well as the wool rug yarn that is processed in Walkersville, MD. A fun and easy way to create a rectangular or square rug. Anyone age 12 and up. Fee: $75.00 (includes one bump of rug yarn to make a square) Optional: Additional bumps for rectangular or runner lengths $35.00 each (purchase day of class) Looms will also be available to purchase day of class.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8790

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: NATURAL DYE (SATURDAY); FREDERICK, MD

    Naturally Dyeing Homestead Yarn

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.

    The scope of the class covers using natural plant dyes to dye yarn. Participants will have hands on experience mixing dyes, mordants, and modifiers. Washed fleece and sample skeins of yarn will be provided.

    Dyes used may include, onion skin, Pokeberry, Marigold, tree barks, black walnut, turmeric, assorted green herbs and weeds, avocado, black beans, and others. The availability of dye material at the time of the workshop will determine which dyes can be used. Every effort will be made to produce a range of beautiful shades of color from nature.

    Each participant will have samples and written materials to take home after the session.

    While nothing used in the class is inherently dangerous, any substance can be irritating to eyes and lungs when used as a dye. Safety goggles and masks will be provided. If you are sensitive to plant materials, aluminum, washing soda, or vinegar, please note that these substances will be used in the class.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8782

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: NATURAL DYE (SUNDAY); FREDERICK, MD

    Naturally Dyeing Homestead Yarn

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Sunday, June 3, 1:00 p.m.

    The scope of the class covers using natural plant dyes to dye yarn. Participants will have hands on experience mixing dyes, mordants, and modifiers. Washed fleece and sample skeins of yarn will be provided.

    Dyes used may include, onion skin, Pokeberry, Marigold, tree barks, black walnut, turmeric, assorted green herbs and weeds, avocado, black beans, and others. The availability of dye material at the time of the workshop will determine which dyes can be used. Every effort will be made to produce a range of beautiful shades of color from nature.

    Each participant will have samples and written materials to take home after the session.

    While nothing used in the class is inherently dangerous, any substance can be irritating to eyes and lungs when used as a dye. Safety goggles and masks will be provided. If you are sensitive to plant materials, aluminum, washing soda, or vinegar, please note that these substances will be used in the class.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8783

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: NEEDLE FELTING; FREDERICK, MD

    Portrait Needle Felting

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Saturday, June 2, 3:00 p.m.

    This class will teach you how to take a photo or a picture from a magazine or a famous painting and create it in wool. Learn how to blend colors and create texture to bring your wool piece to life. Bring a picture you would like to re-create along to class. All other supplies will be provided. You will leave with supplies to finish your masterpiece if time runs out! Open to anyone age 7 and above. (if under 12, a parent/guardian must attend with child.) Supplies included.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8785

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: PUNCH NEEDLE; FREDERICK, MD

    Oxford Punch Needle Pumpkin for Beginners

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.

    This class will feature a basic introduction into Oxford Punch needle rug hooking. Simple for beginners and fun for those that may already be familiar with punch needle rug hooking. We will be creating this quick little Pumpkin ornament using hand dyed wool rug yarn and the size 10 regular Oxford punch needle. We will finish the ornament in class. Kit will include pattern on monk’s cloth, yarn and embellishments. Frames and Punch needles will be available for class use and purchase.

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8791

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR FIBERFEST: TAPESTRY; FREDERICK, MD

    Simple Weaving Tapestry

    Note: FiberFest classes can only be accessed by weekend passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass to the Maryland FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this class. You will check in with the number of reservations purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Saturday, June 3, 1:00 p.m.

    Learn how to warp a simple loom and weave a small project during the class. Learn about warp and weft and how to add interesting texture to your own creation. All supplies will be provided. You will leave with a small completed tapestry style woven project. Open to anyone age 7 and above. (If under 12, a parent/guardian must attend with child.) Small looms used in class are available for purchase. Price includes all supplies

    All FiberFest classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8784

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: BUTTER MAKING; FREDERICK, MD

    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 Maryland 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!

    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 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: 8819

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: HAND-STITCHING LEATHER; FREDERICK, MD

    Hand-Stitching Leather

    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 Maryland 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!

    Learn three leather stitches – blanket, saddle and whip stitch and the times when each of the stitches are used. Participants will receive a kit that includes the leather pieces to make a 4-inch by 6-inch pouch, needles, artificial sinew and instruction on how to sew the pouch together using the three different stitches.

    A ticket is required to participate in 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: 8826

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: HERBAL BONBONS; FREDERICK, MD

    Herbal Bonbons

    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 Maryland 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!

    Enjoy herbal medicine in a tasty, satisfying snack! In this workshop, Maria Noel Groves will show you how to mix and roll herbal powders into nut butter and honey. Learn how to easily craft your own bonbons for energy, stress support, longevity, vitality, heart health, cognition, nutrition, and more!

    A ticket is required to participate in 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: 8821

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: KIMCHI; FREDERICK, MD

    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 Maryland 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 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: 8820

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

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