Pumpkins to Pickled Eggs, Homestead Festival has it!


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.