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July 12-13, 2024

Embracing Heritage Skills - Cultivating Community - Equipping the Next Generation

Located at

Townsend Visitor Center

Welcome to the peaceful side of the Smokies

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Organic Market

COMMUNITY FIRST

Cultivating a Thriving Community

At ETHA community comes first.

Cultivating community means fostering connections, supporting each other, and celebrating together. It's about building friendships, helping neighbors, and creating a place where everyone feels welcome and valued. By attending the festival you will find like minded individuals that you can lock arms with. Let's come together, lift each other up, and grow stronger as a community.

LEADING SPEAKERS

Joining us will be industry leaders, Joel Salatin from PolyFace Farms, Adam Martin from BEEingKept, Janelle Anderson from Haven Farms, Kerry Brown from Strong Roots Resources, and others sharing their invaluable experiences and roles in the homesteading community. You will learn from the best in the nation. 

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Swarm of Bees

WORKSHOPS

Learn as you go

Workshops are one of the most popular items at the festival. Immerse yourself in workshops designed to take you from curious to confident in your homesteading and emergency skills. Enjoy learning about sourdough, mushroom inoculation, chicken processing, soap making, fire starting, bee keeping, ham radio, and hat burning!

VENDORS

Shop til ya drop

We have a huge vendor list! Over 50 vendors!  Enjoy local crafts, food and more. 

Artisanal Soaps
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KIDSTEADERS 

Because Kids Matter Too! 

Tell those kids to get ready to learn and have fun! From bounce houses to ground toys to survival bag demonstrations to face painting we've got your kids covered! 

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ALL PASSES INCLUDE:

-Access to our "Workshops" filled with hands-on demonstrations

-The "Makers Alley" with 50+ vendors

-Access to Food Trucks and Vendors

-Live music with a Friday Night Concert

-Speaker Tents 

-Daily Demonstrations

-Passes are for full 2-day Weekend 

-Event is rain or shine and NON- Refundable

-Lawn chairs and coolers are not required, but are welcome 

(note alcoholic beverages are prohibited)

Live Blue Grass Music

Friday night from 6:30-8pm

Join us as this blue grass band entertains us with some  knee slappin', cloggin' music! 

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Joining us for some Singer/Song Writer Music 

Karlyn Hartman

5:45pm-6:15 pm Friday

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FESTIVAL SPONSORS

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