Homestead Fair Celebrates Traditions of Community Craftsmen & Educational Festival

The 26th annual Homestead Fair is celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend from November 29 to December 1 at Brazos de Dios, in Elm Mott, outside of Waco. The Homestead Craft Village event is a fun and educational festival with activities for the entire family. Help milk a cow, lend a hand to raise a timber frame barn or watch a master craftsman fashion a Windsor chair from a rough log.

Experience an exposition of fine crafts and heirloom skills, multicultural food dishes, a tour of a farm on a horse-drawn hay wagon, or one of several make-your-own projects and demonstrations and agricultural exhibits.

Live gospel and bluegrass music will be performed at the music tent each afternoon and Friday and Saturday evenings. Enjoy wholesome foods and browse the craft booths that include handcrafted items such as a hand-painted stoneware oil lamp, a hand-stitched baby quilt, sweet-smelling lavender soap and more.

Activities run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., November 29 and 30, and from noon to 5 p.m., December 1. Admission is free and parking is $10 at the gate; discounted parking passes are available online.

Location: 608 Dry Creek Rd., Elm Mott. For more information, call 254-754-9600 or visit


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