The Faire



When: September 15 & 16, 2018

10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun.  Sat Camping available for $10.

Where: Arcadia, a beautiful tree covered grassy land near Lake Whatcom.

2582 North Shore Road, Bellingham

Goals: Skillsharing is about teaching and learning all kinds of useful, handy, and practical skills. Years ago, lots of people knew how to repair and sharpen tools, make a braided rug, raise chickens, make soap, build a fence, make simple toys, and much more. The goals of the Faire are to help revive lost skills, showcase some new ones, and provide a place where all of us can come learn from folks in the community with experience in these crafts and trades. We welcome people from all walks of life – the more diversity in those who present and attend, the more we can learn from each other!

The “Barter” portion of the Faire is to allow folks to trade items (think hand crafted, home made, wild harvested, self cultivated, tools, building materials/supplies) that they have a surplus of, or do not need, for things they are in need of.

At the Faire you will find:

  • Hourly & on-going SkillShares (presentations/workshops/classes)
  • Music
  • Bartering
  • Beer garden
  • Food vendors
  • Fun and welcoming people from all walks of life!

Admission: $20/day or $35 for a weekend pass.

Camping: Available Friday, September 15 to presenters/volunteers only, and available on Saturday, September 16th to the general public. $10/person/night. Folks ages 16 & under may camp for free, if accompanied by an adult who is purchased camping. Camping is on the lawn under the large trees.

Bartering: The bartering zone is within the “grounds” of the Faire, so you must pay admission to gain access, and then you are free to casually wander with a basket of your wares & barter or put out a small blanket in the barter circle. An additional option for $20/day, is a reserved space to set up your own table and/or canopy to barter from a convenient home base.

Frequently asked questions: We have a FAQ page found via the menu, under “The Faire”

Other notes: This is a pack it in-pack it out, no-waste event. We have a no-dog policy.

Presentations for 2018 registered so far ! :

DIY Electric Bike

Pain/Anxiety remedies with Essential Oils

Fermentation and Pickles!

Freezing, Drying, Root Cellaring and Microclimate storage

Basic Metal Working Techniques

Structural Yoga Therapy: Joint Freeing

DIY Solar Home Heater from Trash

Willow Basketry

Holistic Self-Assessment

The Permaculture Paradigm: Ethics, Principles + Techniques

Making Lavender Wands

Making Medicinal Salves

One Of A Kind Potter

Forest First Aid – use whats here!

Water Bath Canning

All About Chickens and Ducks

Mason Bees Harvesting

Sheep Shearing

Cider Pressing,

DYI Mushroom Kits

Natural Pet & Homecare

Tree Medicine Walk

Yoga: Healing Easy Lazy Poses


Garden Seed Saving

Making Country Fruit Wines

Medicinal and Edible Plants Walk

Dehydration – Herbs, Fruits and More

And much more to come!

New workshops can and will be added at the Faire, so be sure to check the bulletin board for those!  Bring your wisdom and equipment to share your skills with others.


Presenter Schedule 2018 !