• 2019 FAIR WEEKEND WRISTBAND; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All 2019 FAIR weekend wristband pre-orders will receive a wristband for the North Carolina FAIR, April 27-28, 2019. 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 15, 2019, 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 15, 2019, 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: 9178

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR WEEKEND PASS PACKAGE; ASHEVILLE, NC

    OUR MOST POPULAR OPTION!

    The weekend pass package includes two weekend wristband passes for the North Carolina FAIR, April 27-28, 2019, plus the complete MOTHER EARTH NEWS Archive USB 1970-2018: 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 15, 2019, 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 15, 2019, 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.

    Item: 9179

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR WEEKEND WRISTBAND PASS PACKAGE; BELTON, TX

    OUR MOST POPULAR OPTION!

    The weekend pass package includes two weekend wristband passes for the Texas FAIR, Feb. 16-17, 2019, plus the complete MOTHER EARTH NEWS Archive USB 1970-2018: 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 Feb. 4, 2019, 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 Feb. 4, 2019, 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: 9174

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR PREFERRED SEATING PASS; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All 2019 FAIR Preferred Seating Pass orders will receive a ticket for the North Carolina Fair on April 27-28, 2019. 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 15, 2019, 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 15, 2019, 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: 9180

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR PREFERRED SEATING PASS; BELTON, TX

    All 2019 FAIR Preferred Seating Pass orders will receive a ticket for the Texas FAIR, Feb. 16-17, 2019. 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 workshop. All weekend wristband pre-orders placed before Feb. 4, 2019, 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 Feb. 4, 2019, 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: 9175

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR VIP PASS; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Enjoy the following benefits when you go VIP at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Seven Springs, Pa., FAIR on Sept. 13-15, 2019:

    • Private hospitality lounge fully catered with delicious food and beverages, much of it sourced locally, on Saturday and Sunday. (Snacks available on Friday.)
    • Access to seating in the front rows of all workshop areas. 
    • The complete MOTHER EARTH NEWS Archive 1970-2017: Classic Edition on USB (a $49.95 value!). 
    • A coupon for 20% off at the FAIR bookstore.

    Each 2019 FAIR VIP order placed before August 26 will receive a ticket and information by mail. The ticket is exchangeable for a lanyard at the entrance. The USB archive will ship separately. Orders placed after August 26: VIP passes will not by shipped by mail after August 26. Please print off your order confirmation or show your order confirmation on your mobile device to exchange for a VIP lanyard at the gate.

    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. 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 August 26 will be required to show order confirmation at the entrance. All VIP orders include one lanyard, one copy of the USB archive and a 20% bookstore coupon. For orders placed after August 26, please pick up your coupon from the FAIR information area located in the FAIR Bookstore. Guests, including children, will also be required to purchase a lanyard to access the VIP amenities. Check out our family VIP package!

    Please note: All VIP sales for the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Seven Springs 2019 are final and non-refundable.  No pets allowed other than certified service animals.

    Item: 9196

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR WEEKEND PASS PACKAGE; FREDERICK, MD

    OUR MOST POPULAR OPTION!

    The weekend pass package includes two weekend wristband passes for the Maryland FAIR, June 1-2, 2019, plus the complete MOTHER EARTH NEWS Archive USB 1970-2018: 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 May 20, 2019, 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 20, 2019, 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: 9184

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: MUSHROOM CULTIVATION; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone with Tradd Cotter

    Sunday, April 28 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, here’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will get you growing, and you’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. You’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners, and many commercial ideas to expand on.

    This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production! Topics include: life cycle of fungi; mushroom behavior and intuitive growing; choosing, buying, and storing spawn; woodland mushroom farming (logs, wood chips, and composts); indoor production (small and large scale); converting existing structures into grow rooms (barns, chicken houses, storage containers); marketing your mushrooms (trends, demand, strategies); organic pest management; alternative product development (powders, extracts, composts).

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9373

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: TRIANGLE LOOM WEAVING; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Triangle Loom Weaving with Les and Patty Fuller

    Friday, April 26 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    Weave along with artisans Les and Patty Fuller of Poplar Hill Alpacas & Studio in this introductory-level workshop. This basic weaving style is fun, creative, easy, and quick! The process is simple to learn and suitable for weaving beginners. All materials will be provided, including the loom, so you can make dozens of other projects from the comfort of your home after the FAIR. Each participant will make a one-of-a-kind work of art, completing a beautiful fashion scarf. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9388

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: WHOLE HOG BUTCHERY; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Whole Hog Butchery with Meredith Leigh

    Sunday, April 28 2:00-5:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    Learn how to butcher and hone your skills as you break down a half hog with a partner. As we go we will also discuss snout-to-tail cooking, what makes quality meat, knife holds and knife care, slaughter practices, and value-added processing. Leave with your head full of knowledge and your hands full of delicious cuts of meat!

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9374

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: ALL-NATURAL DEODORANT; ASHEVILLE, NC

    All-Natural Deodorant with Kimberlee Bastien

    Saturday, April 27 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    Avoid the chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and other questionable additives in most commercial deodorants. Learn to make (and take home!) your own using inexpensive, all-natural ingredients.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9369

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: DEMYSTIFYING MISO; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Hands-On: Demystifying Miso with Kirsten Shockey

    Saturday, April 27 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    This “top-shelf” ferment is the basis of so much flavor and some pretty mind-boggling health benefits. In this hands-on workshop, Kirsten Shockey talks about why miso is so incredible, why it develops so much flavor, and how to make it. Leave with a jar of your own miso along with the skills to make more at home.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9371

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: FARMHOUSE CHEESE WHEEL; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Hands-On: Farmhouse Cheese Wheel with Claudia Lucero

    Saturday, April 27 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    Follow along with Claudia Lucero, author of One Hour Cheese, and make your own, custom-flavored wheel of farmer's cheese to take home and enjoy. There are many versions of this simple and delicious cheese enjoyed around the world. It makes a wonderful base for your favorite flavors; spices, herbs, hot peppers - you choose, you're the cheesemaker now!

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9389

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: HAND-STITCHING LEATHER; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Hand-Stitching Leather with Dennis Biswell

    Saturday, April 27 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    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.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9370

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: NATURAL BEAUTY FROM THE GARDEN; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Natural Beauty from the Garden with Janice Cox

    Saturday, April 27 5:00-6:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance 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!

    Plants make us happy, healthy, and beautiful. Learn to plant your own healthy skin care container garden full of useful herbs and flowers that can be made into body care products such as shampoos, toners, lotions, and bath products. Get caught up on seed-starting basics and create your own Earth-friendly pots using recycled newspaper. Discuss DIY beauty basics and make a fresh parsley toner, lavender hair rinse, and herbal bath salts to take home!

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9372

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR PARKING PASS; ASHEVILLE, NC

    Note: The location for permit parking at the 2019 North Carolina FAIR has changed from previous years. NO PARKING will be available at Gate #1 on Fanning Bridge Road. 

    Special permit parking for the Asheville, N.C., Fair, April 27-28, 2019. A limited number of parking spots will be available by permit only inside the perimeter fencing of the WNC Agricultural Center, just south of the FAIR. These spots are closer to the FAIR than the general parking lot.

    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 #6 off Boylston Hwy/Airport Rd. Please preorder your FAIR wristbands and have them on and ready to be checked when entering the gate. Children 17 and under get in free and do not require a wristband. All other traffic will be directed to general parking.

    Directions: Westbound and Eastbound traffic on I-26: Take Exit 40 and turn south onto Airport Rd. In approximately 2 miles turn left at Gate #6 of the WNC Ag Center.


    Last year’s parking permits sold out fast! Order today!

    Item: 9224

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR PREFERRED SEATING PASS; ALBANY, OR

    All 2019 FAIR Preferred Seating Pass orders will receive a ticket for the Oregon FAIR, Aug. 3-4, 2019. 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 workshop. All weekend wristband pre-orders placed before July 22, 2019, 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 July 22, 2019, 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: 9190

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR PREFERRED SEATING PASS; FREDERICK, MD

    All 2019 FAIR Preferred Seating Pass orders will receive a ticket for the Maryland FAIR, June 1-2, 2019. 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 workshop. All weekend wristband pre-orders placed before May 20, 2019, 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 20, 2019, 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: 9185

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR PREFERRED SEATING PASS; TOPEKA, KS

    All 2019 FAIR Preferred Seating Pass orders will receive a ticket for the Kansas FAIR, Oct. 19-20, 2019. 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 workshop. All weekend wristband pre-orders placed before Oct. 7, 2019, 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 Oct. 7, 2019, 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: 9202

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2019 FAIR PREMIUM PARKING PASS; FREDERICK, MD

    A limited quantity of premium parking permits for parking inside the fairgrounds are available for advance purchase for $10 per vehicle. The lot is located at Gate #6 off of E. Patrick St. on the southwest side at fairgrounds.

    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 #6. All other traffic will be turned away.

    Limited availability! Order today!

    Item: 9277

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

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