West Virginia Homesteading Festival to Inspire Dreamers and Doers
CIRCLEVILLE, WV – The Mountain Institute’s (TMI) third annual Woodlands Homesteading Festival will celebrate Appalachian heritage in the shadow of West Virginia’s highest summit.
Neo-traditional skills workshops and boot-stomping musicians make this festival appropriate for homesteaders and enthusiasts alike.
Workshops and activities include dry-stack stonemasonry, Permaculture, meat-curing, Agroforestry, animal nutrition, mid-wifery, ballad-singing and goat activities for kids, blacksmithing, traditional music and dance, felting wool, a local farm dinner, and more.
Presenters include pioneer craft authority Rev. Charles McRaven, Doug Crouch of TreeYo Permaculture, and members of the Midwives Alliance of West Virginia.
The festival will be held the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd at The Mountain Institute’s Spruce Knob Mountain Center, a breathtaking 400 acre preserve surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest. Both camping and day passes are available.
Admission is $15 for each day and an additional $15 for camping. A local farm dinner will be served Saturday night for $15. All proceeds benefit The Mountain Institute’s outdoor education programming.
The Mountain Institute is an international non-profit organization working to conserve mountain environments, support mountain communities, and sustain mountain cultures. Through our programming in Appalachia, we strive to cultivate a love for the Appalachians and all the sustenance they can provide.