@ The Homestead Education Center
Thank you 2019 Presenters & Vendors!
We are so excited for our second Homestead Day. Our goal is to connect local residents with resources to improve their health, home, and community through intentional living. Last year’s attendees gave wonderful feedback on the presentations, and we can’t wait to see what this year holds. Thank you for sharing your passions in a receptive and interactive way.
If you are interested in presenting, please fill out the Presentation Form. Your information will be shared in a Homestead Day Resource Guide PDF that will be emailed to members and shared on the website.
Presentations will begin every hour from 10AM-2PM and last 45 minutes, including Q&A.
The schedule of presentation times and locations will be posted on the main event page prior to the event. Confirm your presentation details on the FINAL schedule posted onsite when you arrive.
Three locations will be used: the upstairs living room, the outdoor stage, and the downstairs family room. The images below show locations. Please specify when you register if you need a specific location ie. kitchen, garden, bee hives, etc.
Please do not “sell” during your presentation. You may describe your business and products, but your vendor booth is where people will go to pay for your goods or services.
Come prepared with any necessary handouts.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR presenters & VENDORS THAT SPECIALIZE IN:
Gardening: Orchards, natural fertilizers & pest control, container gardens, herbs and wildcrafting, composting, local planting and harvest schedules
Animal Husbandry: bee keeping, backyard chickens, goats, pasture raised beef, pork & poultry
Foods: fresh, minimally processed, no additives, non-GMO, organic, pastured, preserves, herbal tonics
Home: solar power, energy conservation, home repairs, rain barrels; homemade products such as soaps & natural cleaners
Holistic Childbirth Support: midwifes, doulas, LLL, baby wearing, drugless therapies, self-care
Bring your own tent, table, chairs, and materials to set up.
Arrive at 9am to set up. We will have a group waiting at 9AM to help you unload. As there are multiple vendors, we ask that you pull up in front of the Homestead, unload, and then move your car so that the driveway remains clear.
To give you some inspiration for table/booths, below are a few images from Homestead Day 2018.
Vendor fees are $25 for cottage industries, $75 for businesses, and free for Keep It Local Sponsors. Payment can be made via PayPal or credit card.
There is a Facebook event for Homestead Day which you can share to promote the event.
In addition, if you have a Facebook page, we can create an event specific to to your presentation. You will be added as a co-host allowing you to edit the event details and add it to your page’s calendar.
Invite your network and post the event to your Facebook page. This is a great way to draw an audience for your talk.
If you feel your practice, service or products support homestead living, and you wish to connect with community residents, consider becoming a sponsor of this event.
$300 – PARTNER includes vendor booth along with advertising at Homestead Day and in media ads
$150 – SUPPORTER includes vendor booth and website advertising
If you have questions, contact Andrea Anderson Bhatia via Facebook or email TheHomesteadMS@gmail.com
The Homestead address is 402 Lake Valley Rd, Starkville, MS 39759. Follow the rooster Homestead logo signs to get there.
On site, look for one of these faces to help you out or any of the Homestead Board Members:
We look forward to a great event!