The Homestead Festival will make its debut on June 3-4 at Rory Feek‘s 100-acre historic farm in Columbia, Tennessee.
The two-day affair will feature musical performances from headliner Kevin Costner & Modern West, as well as lectures by prominent homesteading community leaders, such as Dr. Temple Grandin, Joel Salatin, Justin Rhodes, and others.
In addition to Costner’s stop on his “Tales From Yellowstone 2” tour, the lineup on the main stage will also feature The Isaacs, Jimmy Fortune, and the Brotherly Love project (Bradley Walker, Mike Rogers, Fortune, and Ben Isaacs), as well as other bands on a smaller stage. Passes for The Homestead Festival are on sale now.
Lectures and classes offered will vary from growing and preserving your own food, to keeping bees or baby chicks, to home birth and home-schooling. Attendees will also be able to shop at the Homestead Marketplace, featuring over 100 vendors, skilled artisans, local food trucks, and a demonstration area showcasing a variety of homesteading arts and crafts.
“We are all, of course, over-the-moon excited to have Mr. Costner and his band coming to join us for the event. But the truth is, we are just as excited to have all the incredible performers and speakers that are taking the time from their busy lives to come to Tennessee and share their knowledge and skills with individuals and families who too will be coming from all over to take part in this special weekend,” says Grammy-winning artist and New York Times best-selling author Rory Feek.
“The format for that Friday and Saturday will be homesteading classes and lectures throughout the day and music on the main stage in the evenings as the sun sets,” he continues. “Multiple tents here on the grounds will host simultaneous speakers sharing their vast experience of learning to be more self-sustaining and living closer to the land, which I think are very important things that aren’t being passed down to future generations the way they used to be, especially with the struggles we are all facing in the world today.”