Mother Earth News Fair Returns To Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. — Southwest Pennsylvania gets the beauty of simplicity, whether it’s the lessons Mr. Rogers taught or a straightforward pass play for a Steelers’ touchdown. It’s also home to the flagship event on living simply.

The 8th annual Mother Earth News Fair, the nation’s largest and longest-running sustainable lifestyle event, returns this fall to Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The Fair runs Friday, Sept. 15 from noon-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fairgoers can attend more than 100 hands-on workshops that cover food preparation and preservation, small-scale and backyard livestock, green building, organic gardening, natural health, renewable energy, homesteading, and other self-sufficiency-related related topics. Local and national experts will lead the sessions.

“Each year we’re blown away by our attendees’ thirst for advice and information, whether it’s on keeping chickens or building a green home,” says Andrew Perkins, the fair’s director. “This year attendees can learn homesteading skills firsthand with our new series of DIY workshops.”

In addition, the Fair will host children’s activities, heritage-breed livestock, country skills and vendor demonstrations, an alternative energy car show and hundreds of exhibitors.

Attendees can pre-order a weekend wristband for $20 or single-day passes for $15. Wristbands purchased at the gate will cost $35. Children 17 and under get in free.

To purchase wristband passes, inquire about exhibiting or check programming, visit or call toll-free 1-800-234-3368.