The Whippoorwill Festival 2014 – Skills for Earth-Friendly Living

The Whippoorwill Festival 2014 – Skills for Earth-Friendly Living
Event on 2014-07-10 13:00:00

The Whippoorwill Festival, located in the beautiful foothills of Appalachia in Central Kentucky, teaches earth-friendly and sustainable living skills in a joyful, healthy, family-friendly atmosphere.  Over 75 workshops taught during the four days of the festival.   

To see a list of workshops for 2014, go to

To see the workshop schedule for the 2013 festival, go here 

Evening music features Big Maracas from Lexington, Nashville folk duo Jeni & Billy, songstress Maggie Lander and Eric George from Vermont.  Thursday night will have an extended open mike session and Saturday night is a contra dance with caller Joe Wilkie. 

Pie auction Thursday night and there will be a cake walk Saturday night. 

Admission ticket includes all workshops and tent camping. 

Breakfast and dinner are served – lunch is on your own.  The Rolling Oven food truck will be on site serving wood-fired pizza and sandwiches.    

RV spaces are available for additional charge.  RV sites have water and electric, no septic.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discount or purchased at the gate; however we cannot accept credit cards at the gate.

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  What to Bring:

Tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth and pillow

Flashlight or headlamp

Coffee cup or go cup

Refillable water bottle or Nalgene – please do not bring disposable plastic water bottles



Musical instruments


Trade blanket items

Your camping chair (there are a few at the campground)

A family-friendly attitude

Any knitting and crocheting supplies for those workshops

Please do not bring your pet!

About the Festival Site: HomeGrown HideAways is a 100 acre farm located 12 miles from Berea, Ky in the hills of Red Lick Valley. We offer an ecological retreat for folks interested sustainability, conservation, and the beauty of the natural environment.  

 We have RV hook-ups (water and electric, but no septic) and our bath house employs energy & water conservation features such as low-flow shower heads, compact flourescent lighting, and a water heater blanket for our solar-heated showers.

  There is a large pavillion that will be the center of activity for the festival.  We have a nice stage and excellent sound system.  For entertainment, we have hiking trails, bird-watching, mushroom hunting, a nearby reservoir for fishing & swimming, campfire cooking, star-gazing, and a pool table. What we do not have: cell phone service, internet, or television.


HomeGrown HideAways cares about the environment. Recycling and Food Waste bins are provided, but please plan to take your trash with you since we do not have garbage service at our farm. Help us keep the farm beautiful and remind your friends and family to put materials in their appropriate containers – no ifs, ands, or (cigarette) butts!!

No Pets!  Please leave your pets at home or visit our friends at Durham Kennels

at HomeGrown HideAways
500 Floyd Branch Rd
Berea, United States

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