What is there to do at the fest?

WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT THE FEST? Other than take in a few of the 30 workshops you can get tickets for? Grab a refreshing drink and settle in to scroll waaaaay down and take in all the offerings.

In addition to a stacked day of a’ la carte learning opportunities (seriously – check out the line-up and schedule at homesteaderfest.ca/workshops), your general entry ticket gets you access to:

  • Demo workshops & community experiences (see below for listing, 20-30 min each)
  • Market vendors (think weavings, wool, yarn, natural beauty products, hand-forged knives, honey, sourdough, soap and more!)
  • Live music
  • Food
  • Kids tent – kids get free access to activities and workshops in the kids tent with a ticket-holding parent or guardian
    • A paid option of a Foresthood session with Momenta
  • A day or weekend on the farm



🔥 Fire Cider with Shannon Bahuaud ($5 to make & take, free to learn)

⚒ Forging with Rootfire Wood and Metal

🌳 Tree Tapping with Rocky Lake Birchworks Ltd

⚙️ Backyard Appropriate Technology with Daniel Cowan

💜 Indigo Dye Vat with Pembina Fibreshed ($2 to dip & dye a small piece of fabric or cloth napkin you bring along)

🌅 Natural Pigment Paint Night with Aurora Farm ($49)

🌲 Guided tour of the Brokenhead Wetlands Interprative Trail with members of Native Orchid Conservation Inc and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. $10 donation to the trail/person.




🥃 Kombucha with Callen Froese

🍅 Canning with Aiming For More

⚙️ Backyard Appropriate Technology with Daniel Cowan

🌳 Tree Tapping with Rocky Lake Birchworks Ltd

🧵 Mend-In with Winnipeg Sews

👕 Screen Printing the fest print with Martha Street Studio – bring a t-shirt, tote or piece of fabric to print (min 10×10″) $8
*we are offering this in place of us ordering brand new merchandise with dubious origins to sell to you and add to your belongings!


WOW. Just typing this all out leads to a huge smile at what an amazing, inspiring community this event has! Can’t wait to share it all with you August 10 & 11.