Homestead Fair 2023

Now Open Three Weekends

Join us for our 36th annual fair!
Watch a cow being milked, lend a hand at the old-fashioned timber frame barn raising and watch a master craftsman fashion a fine Windsor chair straight from a rough log! Afterward, sample one of the multicultural dishes from the food court or maybe lick a delicious maple pecan ice-cream cone while touring our farm on a horse-drawn hay wagon.


November 24-26
Friday, November 2410am – 8pm
Saturday, November 2510am – 8pm
Sunday, November 2612pm – 4pm

December 2-3
Saturday, December 29am – 8pm
Sunday, December 312pm – 4pm

December 9-10
Saturday, December 99am – 8pm
Sunday, December 1012pm – 4pm


608 Dry Creek Rd
Waco, Texas 76705
For map and directions, click here.

Craft Demonstrations

Each day in the craft pavilion and craft shops, you’ll find a wide variety of ongoing homestead craft demonstrations – woodworking with hand tools, pottery, sewing, quilting, spinning, weaving, broom making, basket making, leatherwork and more.


Make-Your-Own projects — dip a beeswax candle, felt wool, learn to cross-stitch, carve a wooden spatula, build a birdhouse or child’s boat, and more.


Gather under the music tent for gospel songs, bluegrass, and children’s choirs each afternoon of the Fair, as well as Friday and Saturday evenings.


Shop Christmas crafted gifts by amateurs and artisans whose work earns wide praise and national awards—featured on TV and in the White House permanent collection.


From food booths, kiosks and small stands around the grounds, taste the diverse flavors of scratch-made entrées—authentic Mexican gorditas and tamales, Indian curries, Israeli shawarma, brick oven pizza, cheeseburgers, smoked brisket, homemade ice cream, apple cider donuts, and more!


Homestead’s educational branch, The Ploughshare Institute, offers wide-ranging seminars on intentional community, homesteading skills, as well as related social, historical, and religious topics.


Watch agricultural demonstrations at Heritage Farm’s working homestead: • draft horse farming • sheepdog herding • cow and goat milking • butter and cheese making • brick-oven baking, and exhibits on beekeeping and raising poultry, farm animals, and more.