Event Details


Days & Times

Friday, July 15th 
4pm-8:30pm for reserved plated dinner (100 person cap)

Saturday, July 16th 
8:30am-4:00pm for events, demonstrations, speakers, lunch & more


Common Questions


Is there a cost?  

No, the event is free and open to the public. There is a short Friday evening presentation and a plated dinner. Saturday is the main day: programming starts at 9am and ends between 3-4pm.  There are several tents with different presenters.

Do I need to register?    

No registration needed, except for the welcome dinner on Friday night, limited to 100 people.  

Will there be food?

 Yes, food will be available and is an additional cost.

Where do I park?  

We have onsite parking for both cars and buggies. 

Is the event family friendly?  

The event is family friendly and we do have a tent full of children's activities to keep the kids entertained.  

Are pets welcome?  

We encourage you to leave your pet at home.  

Are there restrooms?  

Yes, we have restrooms and porta-potties. There is also a family room for diaper changing and nursing.  


The Program

Visit our Program Page


Joel Salatin, Keynote Speaker

Joel Salatin (read full bio here) is a full-time farmer who grows “beyond-organic” produce and raises pastured beef, poultry, rabbits, pigs and more on his Polyface Farms in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He is the author of many books on sustainable farming, and his work was recognized and celebrated in the New York Times, the Atlantic, in the award-winning documentary “FOOD, INC” (2008), as well as prominently featured in food writer Michael Pollan’s Bestselling Omnivore’s Dilemma.


Joel's Friday Schedule  

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kick Off Dinner in the Barn

7:30pm
Evening Address: 
 "Modern Farming: What Happened with the Time we Saved?"

Joel's Saturday Schedule:

9:00am  
Salad Bar Beef - Grassfed Beef for Markets

10:00am  
Mulching and Cover Crops

12:15pm
Keynote Address:  "Good, Fast, and Cheap. You can pick two."

2:00pm  
Managing Pastured Poultry