Are you tired of amazing giveaways yet? Nah, me neither.
The second annual Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup (“pyew-AL-up,” for non-Washingtonians) is happening soon, on the weekend of June 2-3, and I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.
We went last year and it was fantastic. I saw Joel Salatin, who is my-kind-of-crazy, speak about environmentalism, government regulation, pastured animal rotation and how farmers can actually make money raising pastured beef, hogs and chickens.
There was a ton to see: lots of greeny vendors hawking their wares, 4H kids showing off their heritage goats, practical demos and informative lectures on hundreds of topics, historical re-enactors churning butter and grinding coffee by hand and more.
The Fair was good-ish for kids. The only problem we ran into was that the kids wanted to see the kid demonstration stuff (excellent!), but that meant we weren’t seeing the adult demonstration stuff (frustrating). Ah well, these are the small sacrifices we make for the family.
If you are in the area (and if you know how to say Puyallup without a pronunciation guide you are probably in the area) I strongly encourage you to go. I’ll be there both days, attempting to win a free top bar beekeeping hive or gorgeous grain mill by stuffing the drawing box when the vendors aren’t looking. Shhh – don’t tell.
Passes for the whole weekend, both Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd, are $30 at the gate ($25 if you pre-order) and kids 17 and under are free.
Let’s Go To The Fair!
Mother Earth News is offering NW Edible readers the chance to win a pair of full weekend tickets (both days – a $60 value) to the 2012 Puyallup Mother Earth News fair.
Here’s the deal: two tickets will be held at will call under the winner’s name. The tickets are not transferable, and they are not salable. So, please only enter to win these tickets if you can actually attend the fair in Puyallup on the weekend of June 2nd. I know we all like the chance to get free stuff, but let’s all play fair (hah! fair pun!) so that these tickets don’t languish unused.
To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you are most excited to see at the Mother Earth News Fair that isn’t Joel Salatin (because that’s too obvious). Not sure? Check out Mother Earth News’s event information page or the lineup of speakers that will be at the Fair to get a taste of what you will see and learn.
And if you go, please come say hi!
Contest closes 10 pm PST on Friday, May 18th. Winner will be announced Saturday, May 19th. If you are into giveaways, don’t forget to enter to win one of five reCAP Mason Jar Pour Caps, too. It’s open through Thursday, May 17th.
(You should know that Mother Earth News is providing me with comp tickets to the 2012 Fair. But I would have gone anyway and paid my own money to do so, just like I did last year.)
Update: Entries for this contest are now closed. Thank you to all who entered.