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Homestead Festival gets good response

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By David Meade

Williamston’s newest event, a “Homestead Festival”, appeared to be a hit for people from all over the Upstate.

The event, held Saturday in Mineral Spring Park, drew an estimated 3000 visitors and featured classes, exhibitions, information and a variety of “homestead type” items for sale including seeds, honey, live birds including guineas, chickens, quail, mushrooms, books and other farm and homestead related items.

Pumpkins to Pickled Eggs, Homestead Festival has it!

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The “Homestead Festival” is underway in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. The purpose of the new festival is to get people interested in becoming more self-sufficient and to provide classes for both experienced and new homesteaders, said SCOOL Director and festival organizer Rebecca McKinney.

The event features classes, exhibitions, information and a variety of items for sale from upstate vendors. Classes include wiregrass broom making; black soldier fly larvae bin construction (used to feed chickens, ducks and fish); blending an all-natural insect repellant from essential oils; raising backyard chickens; building a mason bee nesting site from bamboo and much more. There is also live music and barbecue. The event will go on until 6 p.m. Saturday.

New Homestead festival to offer classes, exhibitions

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A new “Homestead Festival” will be held this Saturday, October 5 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. The event will feature classes, exhibitions, information and a variety of items for sale from upstate vendors.

The purpose of the new festival is to get people interested in becoming more self-sufficient and to provide classes for both experienced and new homesteaders, said SCOOL Director and festival organizer Rebecca McKinney. “It also is a way for our local farmers and homesteading experts to showcase what they do.”

Homestead festival to offer classes, info – October 5

A Homestead Festival will be held on Saturday, October 5 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.

The SC Organization for Organic Living (SCOOL) will be sponsoring the festival in conjunction with the town of Williamston. The purpose of the new festival is to get people interested in becoming more self-sufficient and to provide classes for both experienced and new homesteaders, said SCOOL Director and festival organizer Rebecca McKinney.

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