April 28-29, 2018
Want to learn how to have a more sustainable lifestyle? Grow and prepare your own food, raise backyard chickens, and save money on your utilities. Or just find ways to live simply. The big Mother Earth News Fair is held in five cities in the United States each year, and Asheville is one of them! It's held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, adjacent to the Asheville Airport. More than 15,000 people from around the country will attend.
The fair is a fun, family-oriented event featuring 200 practical, hands-on demos and workshops. Learn about renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, livestock, gardening, green building, natural health and more. Local and national experts on sustainable and rural lifestyles will lead the sessions.
Also meet 100+ hand-picked local and national exhibitors to bring you the best in organic food and drink, books and magazines, tools and seeds, green contractors, animal fibers, clothing and more. See livestock demonstrations, alternative energy vehicles and children will find plenty of activities for them.
The event is presented by the most popular and longest-running sustainable-lifestyle magazine, Mother Earth News. It provides wide-ranging, expert editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health and green building.
The Fair runs 9 AM-6 PM on Saturday and 9 AM-5 PM on Sunday. Pre-order a weekend wristband pass for $20 (includes all workshops), and wristbands at the gate will cost $30. Children 17 and under get in free. A limited number of VIP lanyards are available for purchase as well. VIPs receive priority seating at workshops, catered meals and other perks.
To purchase wristband passes, inquire about exhibiting or check programming, visit MotherEarthNewsFair.com or call toll-free 800-234-3368.
Address: Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
From Asheville: Take I-26 East to Exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit). Turn right at top of exit ramp onto Highway NC 280. It's immediately past the airport on the left.
From South Carolina on I-26 West toward North Carolina, after you enter North Carolina take exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit). Turn left at top of exit ramp onto NC 280.