The Warren County Homesteading & Youth Fair has been set for Saturday, August 8th from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Warren County Fairgrounds, as well as the Soil & Water office and Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, all centrally located on Schroon River Road in Warrensburg.
The theme for this year’s fair is “homesteading.” Homesteading is a lifestyle based on increased self-sufficiency and food security. Examples, include raising your own chickens for meat and eggs, gardening and preserving your own fruits and vegetables.
By partnering with Soil & Water, the fair will be able to offer programs like soap/hygiene product making, beekeeping, gardening, small fruit production, portable sawmills, and small-scale livestock, and promote connections with small, local businesses.
Organizers are seeking vendors and exhibitors for this year’s fair (no vendor fees).
The homesteading fair will run in conjunction with the annual Warren County 4-H Youth Fair. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States empowering over six million young people to “learn by doing.” The program is open to any youth ages 5 to 19 years old with opportunities to learn through clubs, after school and school enrichment programs and through the variety of programs offered through the Cooperative Extension offices.
Call or email Cornell Cooperative Extension at the phone and email listed below if you are interested in being a vendor.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Warren County Homesteading & Youth Fair, or to become a vendor, call (518) 668-4881 and speak with John Bowe or email firstname.lastname@example.org.