Farm Aid 2017 will be in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Get all of the details here.
We are pleased to announce that Farm Aid 2017 will take place on Saturday, September 16that KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA. For 32 years, Farm Aid has celebrated farmers, eaters and music coming together for change. The festival season offers valuable opportunities to connect the work of local food and farm groups with those working across the country, including several avenues to elevate the work of your organization and the stories of the farmers and food & farm system changemakers in your network.
Read on for how you can get involved in Farm Aid 2017. [Please note: this email contains URLs and codes that are intended for you and farmers or members in your network only. Please do not share widely.]
We hope you can join us at Farm Aid 2017. We’ll send additional details for events and logistics in the coming weeks. In the meantime, grab your tickets and check out the attached social media guide & graphics to spread the word to folks in your network!
As always, please be in touch if you have any questions. See you in PA!
Alicia, Laura, Jessica and all of us at Farm Aid!
Farm Aid 2017: Get Involved
We reserve a limited number of tickets for farmers and farm group and organization staff. Please order by Sept 1st at www.farmaid.org/concert/farmer-ticket-registration using the code: farmaid2017. Tickets are limited, so please do not share this code widely. Contact Don Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
FARMER MEDIA www.farmaid.org/farmermedia
The annual Farm Aid festival is an invitation to media outlets to shine a spotlight on the inspiring stories of family farmers. In the weeks preceding Farm Aid 2017, opportunities will emerge for farmers and farm activists to tell their stories. If you or a farmer, activist or advocate you know would make a good spokesperson, register for media opportunities by Aug 4th.
FARM AID’s HOMEGROWN VILLAGE
If Farm Aid’s stage is the heart of the festival, the HOMEGROWN Village is its hands. In the HOMEGROWN Village, food and farm groups from across the country exhibit their work and invite festivalgoers to learn about good food and family farmers through art, games and hands-on activities.
Main Tent: We are looking for 20-25 organizations to run exhibits that engage festivalgoers in the world of food and farming in a fun, interactive way. Click here to apply online. Applications are due by July 14th. Contact Laura Brookshire at email@example.com with questions.
HOMEGROWN Skills Tent: Our HOMEGROWN Skills Tent features 30-minute hands-on workshops for festivalgoers. Skill demos have featured curing bacon, foraging, papermaking, beekeeping, cheese making, composting, growing shiitake mushrooms and making friendship bracelets from local wool. Contact Jessica Kurn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in leading a demo.
FARMYARD: The FarmYard provides a community space where farmers can come together with farm organizations and concertgoers to explore pressing farm issues and interests. Stay tuned for more details.
Farm Aid is pleased to be working with Hotels for Hope to coordinate hotel accommodations for Farm Aid 2017. Every night booked brings a $2 contribution to Farm Aid! We have a block of rooms set aside for farmers and farm group staff at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Airport (8402 University Blvd, Coraopolis, PA 15108) for $89/night + taxes. You must book these rooms using the links below by August 15th:
Farm Aid works closely with folks on the ground to host local activities and events preceding the show. Stay tuned for details on this year’s Farm Aid Eve and other events. Contact Alicia Harvie at email@example.com for more info.
FARM AID APP www.farmaid.org/app
Attendees can access the entire Farm Aid experience through the official Farm Aid 2017 mobile app, which will be available in mid-summer for iPhone and Android devices. Fans will be able to view the entire Farm Aid 2017 schedule and add artists, workshops and artist briefings to make their own personalized agenda for the day.