Homesteading Fair


By Ed Prevost

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Location: Lewis County Fairgrounds, Lowville, NY

Phone: 315-376-5270

Email: n/a


Event Description

Ever wanted to cook with maple or grow mushrooms, harvest honey or stock a root cellar, make your house more energy efficient, or raise sheep, pigs, goats, cows or turkeys? The 2013 Homesteading Fair at the Lewis County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 6 from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, September 7 from 7am to 5pm in Lowville, NY, is the place to learn from those who know how. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Lewis County and the Mother Earth News are sponsoring the event with more than 40 educational workshops. 
 Admission on Friday is free to enjoy vendors, food booths, and musical entertainment. On Saturday, 45-minute workshops throughout the day starting at 9am will focus on six major areas: sustainable energy, backyard poultry, livestock, maple and forestry entrepreneurship, growing your own food, and using live horsepower.

Presenters include veterinarians, a horse chiropractor, commercial scale on-farm food processors, a beekeeper, solar energy equipment provider, the Northern New York Regional Local Foods Specialist, and Jean O’Toole of the NY Beef Industry Council

Demonstrators include the Monday Morning Knitters and Safety Specialist Robert Coscomb with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Live animal exhibits include the award-winning draft horse hitch of Randy Nichols of Copenhagen, NY. Nichols will be presenting on draft horse driving.

Hours, rain or shine, are Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 7am-5pm, workshops start at 9am; breakfast at American Maple Museum booth 7am-9am. 
Parking is free. Saturday $10.00/person by advance sale, $15 at gate, children under 17 are free with paying adult. Tickets available at CCE Lewis County and Lewis County Chamber of Commerce in Lowville. Purchase online at and by credit card through CCE Jefferson County, 315-788-8450.
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