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1st ANNUAL East Tennessee Homestead Alliance  Festival                                           July 12 & 13 (1)
1st ANNUAL East Tennessee Homestead Alliance  Festival                                           July 12 & 13 (1)

Fri, Jul 12



1st ANNUAL East Tennessee Homestead Alliance Festival July 12 & 13 (1)

Do you long for the sustainable ways of your grandparents? Would you love to learn traditional skills to create more resilience during these unprecedented times? Join us as we embark on a homestead journey.

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Time & Location

Jul 12, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Jul 13, 2024, 5:30 PM EDT

Townsend, 7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882, USA

About the event

Step into the charm of simpler times at our upcoming East Tennessee Homestead Alliance Homesteading Festival.

There's a gentle tug into the rhythm of rural living, a nostalgic pull drawing us back to the land where nature's bounty meets the warmth of community. In a world bustling with screens and schedules, it's the homestead that offers a tranquil sanctuary, a place to reconnect with the land and each other.

Amidst the backdrop of rolling fields and rustic barns, located in the peaceful side of the Smokies, the East Tennessee Homestead  Alliance Festival beckons with promises of learning and embracing a thriving and growing community.  Whether you're a seasoned homesteader or simply curious about the lifestyle, there's something for everyone to embrace and learn.

As the modern pace quickens, there's a growing yearning to return to the timeless wisdom of our ancestors. Joel Salatin says, "It's a Homestead Sunami." Our festival celebrates the age-old practices of community-sufficiency,  and individual resilience, from heirloom gardening to handcrafted goods.

Ever dreamt of preserving your own jams, or perhaps mastering the art of bread-making? Our workshops offer a hands-on experience where you can learn traditional skills from seasoned experts. It's not just about learning; it's about preserving heritage and passing down knowledge to future generations.

Picture yourself swaying to the melodies of folk tunes, surrounded by kindred spirits under the vast sky. Live music adds a delightful backdrop to our festivities, weaving together the threads of camaraderie and joy. We hope you'll pull up a chair and enjoy singing and dancing under the moonlight. Just like the old days. 

In today's fast-paced world, economic pressures often push us to seek solace in the simplicity of rural living. The homesteading lifestyle isn't just about escaping the rat race; it's about creating a sustainable future, one where we're in tune with the land and mindful of our resources.

We're thrilled to host nationally renowned speakers, like Joel Salatin and more, who will share their wisdom and insights into the art of homesteading. From best practices to personal anecdotes, their talks promise to inspire and enlighten.

Indulge in the treasures offered by our vendors, where you'll find everything from handmade crafts to organic produce. Each item tells a story, a testament to the dedication and passion of those who embrace the homesteading way of life.

So, whether you're a seasoned homesteader or simply curious about the charms of rural living, we invite you to join us at the East Tennessee Homestead Festival. Let's gather beneath the open sky, share stories, and celebrate the timeless treasure of life on the land.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and let's embark on this journey together! 

See you at the festival!

Steve & Sandy Eplett

Founders East Tennessee Homestead Alliance

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