The Not-So-Simple Living Fair, a weekend of hands-on workshops and demonstrations celebrating rural living and homesteading skills July 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2017 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville!

Our History

Thirty some years ago in Anderson Valley the Simple Living Fair made its debut at the Boonville Fairgrounds. The driving force then was a group of back-to-the-land refugees from urban venues who had the desire and hope to make this agricultural work relevant; cooperating with and respecting nature; and moving a lot of dirt. In the summer of 2010, the Anderson Valley Foodshed  organized a retrospective and brand new version called the NOT So Simple Living Fair.

Our Mission

The Not-So-Simple Living Fair is a time and place for sharing, teaching, learning and celebrating practical sustainable homesteading skills, which encourage localization and the growth of community. A fun, welcoming and inspiring event, it brings like-minded people from Northern California together at the Mendocino County Fair Grounds in Boonville. Fueled by the volunteerism of organizers and presenters, it covers its own costs while being easily affordable.