The DIY Homesteader Festival is presented by:
Home Hardware Selkirk

Two days of hands-on workshops and presentations on the farm!

Become a part of the fest family as a Crew Coordinator or Member!

An overview of our new ticket pricing.

The best little homesteading event on the prairies... Aug 10 & 11!

Hello from Cityfolk Farm, home to the DIY Homesteader Festival and our hands-on, small group workshops. We welcome you to our prairie homestead – 80 acres of forest, marsh, and meadow, a stone’s throw from Lake Winnipeg, near Thalberg, Manitoba, in Treaty 1. It’s a place where you can come to plant your feet on the ground, open your heart to the wide open prairie sky, and reconnect with skills of the past.
Why are we spending time creating shared space and educational events? We believe in connection. All the kinds. Connection to nature. As plant-lovers, homesteaders, farmers, builders; urban and rural. Connection to each other. Coming together to take the next step toward our individual homestead dreams, and the collective goal of leaving the earth a better place for future generations. We believe that it’s time for change. Time to stop viewing homesteading and farming through a narrow lens. We believe that all people should have the opportunity to reconnect. To learn how to grow good food. How to get down in the kitchen to prepare that food in nourishing ways. To identify, harvest and make magical medicine with plants. To ethically raise bees and animals. And so, so much more. We believe that it’s time for all of us to roll up our sleeves, grab a shovel, and dig into learning, growing, and reconnecting – together. We explicitly invite – and encourage – members of under-represented or marginalized populations to join in this community as teachers and learners: this includes, but is not limited to, LGBTQ2+ and BIPOC folks.


  • Where to begin? Well…. thanks! Thank you for spearheading an event that promotes wholesome values and a learning experience that inspires us to set goals and dream. Our minds are stirring with ideas and our bellies are full of happiness! We hope to see you next year.

    Kayla + Ian
    Festival Attendees
  • I enjoyed getting to meet other like-minded people, and learn from their experiences. The hands-on really helped solidify the learning.

    Cheesemaking Workshop Participant