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Schedule of Events


This schedule is a work in progress; please check back for changes and details.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Noon-2:00pm ~ Meet and greet, Open Forum
2:00pm-3:30pm ~ 

2:00pm-3:30pm ~ 

4:00pm-5:30pm ~ 

4:00pm-5:30pm ~ 

6:00pm-7:00pm ~ Dinner
7:00pm-8:00pm ~ 
7:00pm-8:00pm ~

8:00pm ~ Fire building - with Fyre Trybe


Saturday, July 28, 2018

8:00am-9:00am ~ Breakfast
8:00am-10:30am ~ Hog Processing - with Arianrhod (See warning below)
10:00am-continuing all day ~ Customized Intro to Blacksmithing - with Paul
11:00am-Noon ~ 
11:00am-Noon ~ 
Noon-2:00pm ~ Lunch
1:00pm-3:00pm ~ Goats 101 & 201 - with Arianrhod

3:30pm-5:00pm ~ 

3:30pm-5:00pm ~ 

5:30pm-6:30 ~ 

5:30pm-6:30 ~ 

7:00pm-8:00pm ~ Dinner -- Community Pitch-In (Bring a dish to share. Vendor kitchen will be closed.)
8:00-9:30pm ~ 
Dark ~ Campfire Stories - with the Indiana Homesteaders Community


Sunday, July 29, 2018

8:00am-9:00am ~ Breakfast
9:00am-10:30am ~ 
9:00am-10:30am ~ 
11:00am-Noon ~ 
11:00am-Noon ~ 
Noon-2:00pm ~ Lunch
2:00pm ~  GATES CLOSE


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Workshop Descriptions


Fire Building
Join Garrett and River for a "from the ground up" demonstration and discussion of building and maintaing a fire.

Customized Introduction to Blacksmithing
Paul will be setting up the forge and teaching interested attendees about the smithing process. Come visit the forge when you have a chance throughout the day to work on a project and learn about the forge.

Hog Processing
For this workshop, come learn how to process a live hog from start to finish. Be warned that live ammo will be used to put the animal down. This workshop will begin at the main pavilion and then move to two other locations on the grounds for the complete processing. Please join Arianrhod promptly at 8am in the Main Pavilion in order to move as a group to the first location. The hog being processed will be roasted for the community pitch-in the same evening.

Goats 101 & 201
Join Arianrhod and some of her cloven-hoofed friends for a discussion and presentation that includes care, milking, and health, housing and addresses production of goat milk-based goods. 

Campfire Stories
Bring your funny, scary, and/or thought-provoking tales of survival, prepping, or homesteading. We'll share a pleasant communal fire and each others' company.
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Now Seeking Presenters


Are you interested in presenting a ritual, workshop, or performance at the Indiana Homesteaders Festival? Click here to submit a presentation proposal.



What we are looking for


Some of the things we are hoping to present this year and at future events include:


-Soap making

-Canning, Both cold packing and pressure canning

-Bat, bird and bee husbandry

-Tanning (tawing)




-Wintering plants

-Plant propagation


-Basket making



-Campfire cooking



-Chicken coops

-Chicken keeping

-Pest identification and control

-Urban farming

-Container gardening





-Small cabin construction

-Food preservation

-Cold weather survival

-Methane as a bio-fuel

-Solar paneling

-Wild edibles

-GMO & Heirloom

-What is the grid?

- and MORE in this spirit!



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