Event Details


Time: September 16, 2011 at 5pm to September 17, 2011 at 4pm
Location: Reach Out for Christ Church
Street: 318 Johnson Rd.
City/Town: Freeville, NY
Website or Map:
Phone: 607-844-3921
Event Type: family, &, community, readiness, fair
Organized By: Tim Woods
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2011

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Event Description

The Freeville Readiness Fair is a free family friendly event designed to help people learn how to live better during difficult economic times and prepare for emergencies.  Hosted by the Reach Out For Christ Family Ministry Center, the event runs Friday, September 16th from 5 to 9 PM, and Saturday, September 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM. 


In addition to exhibitors and speakers, the fair offers free childcare, children's games, a talent show, petting zoo, raffles, bake sale, apple pie baking contest and a food concession.  Learn while having fun with the whole family.


Booths and presentations will provide information, resources, demonstrations, discussions and networking opportunities on such topics as:

Gardening & Composting

Food Preservation & Management

Small Scale Livestock

Energy Alternatives

Homesteading Arts

Survival Skills

Emergency Preparedness

Home Healthcare

Plus many other topics

 Exhibitor and vendor applications are welcome.


This is a Friday evening and all day Saturday event.  We would like as many speakers, information booths, demonstrations, discussion groups and related vendors as we can fit into our five acre fair area and indoor fellowship hall.  Please consider bringing your expertise and your materials to the fair to share them with the community.  We hope you bring your families to have fun, learn new things and network with friends at the Fair.

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Comment by Tim Woods on September 12, 2011 at 6:32pm
There will be speakers/demonstrations in gardening, canning, small animals, alternative power, survival skills, emergency planning.  We still need someone for all other forms of food preservation and Ithacan expertise!!!!!  Please call me at 607-844-3921.
Comment by IthacaNancy on September 12, 2011 at 4:53pm
Any updates?  Will there be a food preservation/management component, and do you need anyone to help with that?
Comment by Katie Quinn-Jacobs on August 16, 2011 at 11:43am


I have a Preparedness Basics presentation I can give, if you are looking for speakers on that topic.  See posts, Preparedness Basics Part One & Part Two.

Also, have a presentation connecting home food preserving to local foodshed dev't and food security. See, IthaCan.

And it would be great if we could have an IthaCan table at the event. It'd take some coordination with a few of us to take shifts "manning" the table though.

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