• 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: GARDEN GIFT BASKET; ALBANY, OR

    Garden Gift Basket with Janice Cox

    Sunday, Aug. 4 10:00 – 12:30 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    When it comes to gift giving, there are three simple rules: Give what you would like to receive, personalize your gift, and be creative! In this extended hands-on class, Janice Cox teams up with Mountain Rose Herbs and shows you how easy it is to create your own body care products for home use and gift giving. Learn how to weave your own basket out of recycled and found materials, and then fill it with handmade products. Create a cleansing Luffa Soap Bar, Rosemary-Mint Hair Spray, Summer Roll-On Perfume, and Soothing Foot Soak. Cox shares simple recipes, gift-giving ideas, and packaging tips from her newly revised book Natural Beauty for All Seasons.

    Limited to 60 participants. All extended workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9717
  • 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: WOOL: FROM FARM TO FIBER FOLK; ALBANY, OR

    Wool: From farm to fiber folk with Deborah Niemann and Deborah Robson

    Friday, Aug. 2 9:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Whether you’re a shepherd or a fiber worker, wool—in all its diverse forms—can enrich your life. This full-day session focuses on connecting, and creating better communication between, the people who produce wool and those who use it, in all its multiple varieties.

    9:00 a.m. Selecting Fleeces: Spinner, non-spinning fiber artisan, or shepherd, you’ll improve your encounters with wool by understanding how fleeces grow and how to select a good one.

    10:15 a.m. Evaluating Fleeces: Let’s get real! For this hands-on session, you—whether you’re growers or buyers—can bring us fleeces for evaluation. Are you a shepherd who wants to put a better product out there? Are you a fiber person who’s bought (or been given) a fleece that you can’t figure out how to use? Bring it on.

    12:00 p.m. Lunch

    1:00 p.m. Upping Your Income: Value-Added Wool Products: Whether you are a shepherd or a fiber artist, you can increase the value of wool with each step of processing. You'll discover how the price of wool increases from a raw fleece to washed fleece to roving to yarn and then to finished garments and other products.

    2:15 p.m. Connecting Fiber: Where Suppliers Can Sell Products and Artisans Can Find Them: Most people immediately think of Etsy when it comes to handmade or homegrown products, but there are so many marketplaces available, from individual websites or farm stores to farmers markets and retail stores. Whether you’re selling or buying, we’ll help you find channels to locate what you need.

    3:30 p.m. Warm Conversations: Using Social Media in the Fiber World: No, you can't just ask your neighbor's teenager to handle your Facebook page. Learn the pros and cons of the various social media outlets, as well as how to use them to increase sales, find supplies, or even just engage in informative dialogue.

    Limited to 60 participants. All extended workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9671
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: DEMYSTIFYING MISO; ALBANY, OR

    Hands-On: Demystifying Miso with Kirsten Shockey

    Saturday, Aug. 3 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Miso provides plenty of flavor and some pretty mind-boggling health benefits. In this hands-on workshop, Kirsten Shockey talks about why this top-shelf ferment is so incredible, why it develops so much flavor, and how to make it. Leave with a jar of your own, along with the skills to make more at home.

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9685
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: DIY BEER AND MEAD; ALBANY, OR

    DIY Beer and Mead with Jereme Zimmerman

    Saturday Aug. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Experience the simplicity of capturing and cultivating wild yeast for creating your own naturally fermented meads, ales and sodas. Participants will create a honey-based wild yeast starter to bring home for starting their own home-brewed batch of mead, ale or soda. Techniques and recipes for myriad flavoring and alcohol-level possibilities will be discussed, and participants will be provided with handouts with instructions or recipes for creating their own natural brews at home.

    Limited to 60 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9687
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: EASY ELDERBERRY SYRUP; ALBANY OR

    Easy Elderberry Syrup with Crystal Stevens

    Saturday, Aug. 3 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    An amazing immune-boosting herbal remedy, elderberry syrup offers support during cold and flu season. Herbalist and farmer Crystal Stevens leads this syrup-making workshop. Stevens, author of Grow Create Inspire, also shares how to grow elderberries in your own backyard. She discusses the medicinal properties of not just elderberries, but also echinacea, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Make your own elderberry syrup to take home! 

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9745
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: GETTING STARTED WITH A DROP SPINDLE; ALBANY, OR

    Getting Started With a Drop Spindle with Deborah Niemann

    Saturday, Aug. 3 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Is learning to spin on your bucket list, but you’re not sure about investing a few hundred dollars in a spinning wheel? Attend this one-hour, hands-on workshop and get started spinning with a drop spindle. Deborah Niemann provides the spindle, wool, and instructions so that you leave the workshop with your very own handspun yarn.

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9684
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: HAND-STITCHING LEATHER; ALBANY OR

    Hand-Stitching Leather with Dennis Biswell

    Saturday, Aug. 3 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Learn to make three leather stitches: blanket, saddle, and whip stitch (and find out when each is used). Participants receive a kit that includes the leather pieces to make a 4-inch-by-6-inch pouch, needles, artificial sinew, and instruction on how to sew the pouch together using the three stitches.

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9683
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: LAVENDER BREAKFAST; ALBANY OR

    Lavender Breakfast with Janice Cox

    Sunday, Aug. 4 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Start your day at the fair with an uplifting “Lavender Breakfast.” Discover Oregon Lavender destinations, meet local farmers, and enjoy a delicious culinary meal. The menu includes lavender baked goods, herbes de provence Quiche, fresh seasonal fruits, greens, sparkling drinks, coffee and herbal teas. You will also make a Lavender Bath Mix and Lip Balm to take home. This event is hosted by Janice Cox, Natural Beauty from the Garden (Ogden), Norwood Lavender Farm, Barn Owl Nursery, and the Oregon Lavender Association.

    Location: The west side of the Building and Energy Stage.
    Menu:

    • Fresh Lavender Scones, with Oregon Marionberry Preserves and Whipped Cream
    • Northwest-inspired Seasonal Fruit Salad
    • Quiche with Herbes de Provence
    • Lavender Brownie Mousse Parfait
    • Lavender Shortbread Cookies
    • Lavender Coffee
    • Lavender Iced Tea
    • Lavender Lemonade
    • Lavender Blueberry Mimosa Sampling

    Limited to 60 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9716
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: SOURDOUGH STARTERS; ALBANY, OR

    Sourdough Starters with Victoria Redhed Miller

    Sunday, Aug. 4 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Experienced sourdough baker Victoria Redhed Miller, author of From No-knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread, leads this hands-on experience where attendees take home their very own sourdough starter. Miller also demonstrates basic breadmaking techniques and answers your questions about sourdough breads.

    Limited to 60 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9718

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