Mother Earth News Fair covers gamut of homesteading and green living topics, adds fiber arts competition
Jan. 24, 2013 — Puyallup, Wash.— Want to grow and prepare your own food, raise backyard chickens, or use green materials for your next remodel? 

Then mark your calendar for the 2013 Mother Earth News Fair.

Mother Earth News, the largest and longest-running publication about self-sufficient lifestyles, will hold its third annual Mother Earth News Fair June 1-2, 2013 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. The Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

“The Fair grew tremendously last year, and we can’t wait to bring another top-notch lineup of workshops to Puyallup,” says Andrew Perkins, the Fair’s director.

Visitors can attend more than 150 hands-on workshops that cover organic gardening, food and food 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 lifestyle experts will lead the sessions.

The Fair will host its first fiber arts competition, too. Categories include spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting in adult and youth classes. All entrants will receive free entry to the Fair. Participants must register online by May 24. The competition is sponsored by Mother Earth News, Wild Fibers Magazine and Storey Publishing

In addition, the Fair will host an heirloom seed display, children’s activities, vendor and livestock demonstrations, a green shopping pavilion, and local and organic food options. Tickets cost $15 for the weekend or $10 for a one-day pass until Jan. 31. 

Tickets will increase to $20 and $15, respectively, Feb. 1 and will cost $35 and $25 at the gate. Children 17 and under get in free. The event also 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.The Puyallup Mother Earth News Fair is sponsored by Botanical InterestsBrinseaEarthineerMary’s Gone Crackers and Mountain Rose Herbs.

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