Held every eighteen months, this is a community celebration of capable, resourceful living! We're talking skills and information sharing, neighbor to neighbor across the North Country, all in one place at one time.

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Join in the fun for the many Local Living Festival workshops, demonstrations and exhibits on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in the heart of downtown Canton on the Village Green.  Workshops will be held indoors at venues surrounding the park and loads of serious fun and delightful education will also be featured in the park!


         Local Living Festival
~ A Celebration of Resourceful Living Skills~

               Saturday, September 26, 2015
           9:30am to 3 pm Exhibitors & Demo's
                  10 am - 5 pm Workshops

Downtown Canton, NY in the Village Green (Main at Park Streets, 13617)


Festival Theme Pavilions

Food * Cook, Eat, Preserve, and Dietary
Gardening & Farming,
Forestry & Woodlot
Healthy Hearth (wood heating)
Green Building
Living Simply
Animals* Milk, Meat and Fiber
Dirty Work (bio-diesel, tractor repair, bike maintenance, etc.)
Lost Arts & Forgotten Skills

and many more!
There will be non-stop children's activities all day.

Additional workshop presenters, skills demonstrators, exhibitors and Community Partners are sought to help make this an extraordinary community event.  Community Partners are businesses and organizations who help to coordinate a Theme area, such as Nature's Storehouse and North Country 350 Alliance, among others.

The Local Living Festival is a grassroots community celebration of local rural life skills.  It focuses on self-reliance through appropriate technology, energy independence, small-scale local agriculture, 'green' building, sustainable forestry and wood heating and more, for a vibrant local community. 

Local Living Festival  is organized by the coalition of the Local Living Venture and the Sustainability Committees of United Helpers and the Village of Canton and will be held in a new location, in the heart of downtown Canton on the Village Green, with workshops sprinkled through the surrounding churches, library and Historical Society facilities. 

Saturday, September 26th will feature skill-sharing demonstrations, numerous workshops, speakers, exhibits and vendors, children's activities, local traditional craft demo's, art, music, dancing, and good local food. 

The following week, on Saturday October 3rd, there will be a guided tour of 'green' homesteads, in locations from Adams, NY to Winthrop, NY. 

Through this educational and fun experience, Festival attendees will learn about low-impact methods and practical low-cost solutions they can incorporate into their own lives.  Festival presenters, demonstrators and exhibitors will share skills and local knowledge in order to boost our overall capability as a community - with ways to live more simple, less expensive and more environmentally friendly lives.

To view the constantly updated Local Living Festival listings of workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, please click here.


To volunteer before or during the Festival, please CLICK HERE

The Local Living Festival is held on a sesquiennial basis, every eighteen months, to catch both the Autumn and Spring skill-sharing seasons.
Following Festivals will occur on April 29, 2017 and then again on September , 2018.

Local Living Festival * September 26
Serious Fun * Delightful Education
Full LLV Events Schedule
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For more information, call the Festival hotline at (315) 347-4223 or check the website at www.LocalLivingVenture.org

The Local Living Festival 2015 is coordinated by the Local Living Venture, United Helpers and the Village of Canton.


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September 26th, 2015 9:30 AM   through   5:00 PM
Canton Village Green
Canton, NY
United States

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