Whipporwill Festival (Berea)

The Whippoorwill Festival, located in the beautiful foothills of Appalachia in Central Kentucky, teaches earth-friendly and sustainable living skills in a joyful, healthy, family-friendly atmosphere. It celebrates our Appalachian heritage and traditions while helping prepare our minds and bodies for a future world of climate change and a decreased supply of fossil fuels.

Whippoorwill is an all-volunteer event featuring over 50 earth-friendly workshops, tent camping, healthy, home-cooked meals, and guest speakers, plus campfires, old-time mountain music, dancing, and story-telling in the evenings.

To support the local economy, The Whippoorwill Festival will feature booths and displays from local artists and craft workers from Berea, Kentucky's artisan capital.

The Whippoorwill Festival is low cost ($10-$20 per person per day). Children 12 and under are free.

Please leave your pets at home or visit Durham Kennels, just 8 miles down the road.

Registration Information Coming Soon!  See the Home Grown Hideaways Event Page for more information.

Location: HomeGrown HideAways 500 Floyd Branch Rd. Berea, KY

Confirmed Workshops, Speakers, & Special Guests:

Gatewood Galbraith
Joel Pett
Keith McHenry
Richard Olson
Carol Judy

Music & Entertainment
The Hot Seats
the 23 String Band
Randy Wilson
Tonya Adkins
Elizabeth LaPrelle
Shadow Theater

Edible Wild Mushrooms
Making Kefir
Making hula hoops (for kids)
Making Salve from Plantain and Comfrey
Mushroom Inoculation
Aromatherapy and Massage
Solar Field Trip
Deep Ecology
Dutch Oven Cooking
Home Schooling
Growing Fruit & Nut Trees Weatherizing Your Home
Worm Composting
Stick Tag
Natural Building – Cob and Earthbag
Waste Veggie Oil Conversion
Earth Ovens
Food Security
Basic Beekeeping
Hot Weather Greens
Sausage Making
Backyard Chickens
Alternative Transportation
Primitive Nutrition
Forest Gardening
Fiber Arts and Felt-Making
Fire Spinning/Poi
Composting Toilets
Basic Bicycle Maintainence
Fermenting Kim Che and Sauerkraut
Making Mead
Rocket Stoves
Basic Survival in the Woods
Edible and Medicinal Plants
Navigation by Sun, Moon, and Stars
Fire Building
Making String/Rope
Bicycle Touring
Edible and Medicinal Roots
Non-timber Forest Products
Connecting with Others
Bicycle Powered Generators


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