“We are happy to have Green Acres Market and Mill Creek Nursery, both of Pocahontas with us for the first time serving smoothie samples and selling plants, as an example of the many fine local businesses and individuals participating. We’ve had folks sign up to sell lotions and soaps made of goat milk and other natural ingredients, hand-made wood products, works of art, tactical bugout bags, removable tattoos, solar powered flashlights, T-shirts, flags, knives, heirloom seeds and many other products that all benefit the local economy” Slack said.
09 Oct 2015 1 Comment
Goat milk soap, hemp jewelry, smoked meats, organic vegetables, knit wool scarves and hats, books of local history and smoothies are among the many products exhibitors will have at the Go Green Self-Reliance Festival to be held in Thayer City Park, Thayer, Missouri October 17 and 18 according to event organizer Mike Slack.
“We are also happy to have several local authors and writers’ groups participating this year. The Oregon County Historical Society will have several books of local history available. The Oregon County Writers’ Group and the Stories Writers Group of Howell County will both be making writers and readers aware of their members. Science fiction author Ezra Manes, author of the Joseph series Karl William Reid, historical romance author Donna Brown and contemporary romance author Nichole Tillman will all have books for sale and will autograph their work” Slack said.
“Three local families will have raw local honey for sale. The Alton VFW Ladies Auxiliary will have Rada cutlery and will be raffling a quilt. The Friends of the National Rifle Association are raffling several guns. Local animal rescue organizations will have dogs in need of homes. Local musicians will entertain the crowd, kids will have games. Herbal medicines, chair massage, great food, kettle corn. Basically there is something here for everyone in the family, along with speakers every hour on diverse subjects all related to homesteading and improving self-reliance. Everyone is welcome,” Slack said.
The Go Green Self Reliance Festival is dedicated to promoting and supporting the local economy, sustainable living, agriculture, alternative renewable energy, preparedness, and positive community activities, held in Thayer City Park by the rodeo arena the festival averages 16 speakers, 150 vendors and 3,000 or more in attendance. Attendance is free, vendors are free and vendor spaces are still available. For information call 417-264-2435.