In case you haven’t noticed, sustainable living is one of the biggest crazes this country has seen in a long time. And this trend isn’t just a fad that’s going to fade away. One magazine dedicated to this concept, Mother Earth News, is holding its second annual fair to show how sustainable living is an important issue the whole family can easily take on, and it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. The Mother Earth Fair at Seven Springs is a huge two-day event that will highlight some unique, fun, and exciting ways your family can join in on making positive changes to lead a healthier, simpler life for both yourself and our Earth.
I know what you might be thinking… you’re not into this whole tree-hugging, hippie-era health movement. Good news – you don’t have to be! You only have to be interested in simplifying your life, eating real foods, and maybe saving some money while doing so. I promise you’ll find plenty of fun things to do, delicious foods to taste, and an abundance of new information that you can use to make simple changes in your own life.
Mother Earth News Fair
Date: Saturday – Sunday, September 24 – 25
Time: Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Location: Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Drive
Seven Springs, PA 15622
Price: Weekend Pass: $25 pre-order; $30 at the gate; One-Day Pass: $15 pre-order; $20 at the gate (Children Under 17: Free)
Tickets: Call 800-234-3368 or click here
Lodging: Seven Springs Mountain Resort Hotel / Condo; Area Campgrounds
Exhibits & Workshops
With hundreds of exhibitors spread across the fairgrounds and workshops displayed on over ten stages, the Mother Earth News Fair is going to be a busy event! There’s bound to be a workshop or an exhibit to satisfy the interests of everyone in the family.
For the children, The Kid’s Tree House Stage will be offering workshops on gardening, making ice cream and other events to teach the younger generation that healthy living can be fun and tasty as well! Interested in renewable energy? Attend a workshop on solar heating, electric cars, or just how to save money on your home energy bills! Want to learn more about healthy eating? Visit the workshops on the art of stir-frying, cooking winter vegetables, or incorporating more raw food into your diet. The workshops are organized by stage, so browse the workshops link for a more detailed list.
If you’re more interested in checking out the exhibits than attending a workshop, you could easily make an entire day out of it. Many booths will be selling natural, bio-friendly products, ranging from clothes to cleaning supplies to beauty products. If you’ve ever been curious on trying some of these items out, this is the perfect place to find them. Personally, I can never pass up raw honey – it’s a unique taste that you have to try for yourself! For more information, click the Exhibitors link to find out all of the assorted items that will be on display. We think your kids will love the alpacas, bee keeping exhibit and specialty breeds of chickens and rabbits.
Mother Earth News
“The Original Guide to Living Wisely”
In addition to hosting fairs throughout the country, Mother Earth News magazine is one of the largest and longest-running environmental lifestyle magazines in the world. Over the past 40 years, the magazine has gained a readership of over three million individuals, all interested in some aspect of natural living. The aim of the magazine is to help people live “healthier, simpler, and more satisfying lives.” That’s something that everyone can certainly relate to. The Mother Earth News website also boasts an extensive collection of articles, blogs, and forums on various topics including green transportation, organic gardening, renewable energy, natural health, and much more. It’s a great resource to check out whether you’re looking for more information on Mother Earth News itself, starting your own garden, canning your own jam, or creating new and exciting recipes with organic ingredients.
Check out all the other fun things there are to do at Seven Springs while the weather is still warm and before it’s time to hit the slopes.
Jessica LaRosa is a fitness and Pittsburgh enthusiast trying to balance life as a newlywed, athlete, and an office dweller. You can follow her healthy living journey at For the Fun of Fit.