The Richmond Register

July 10, 2013

Berea’s Whippoorwill Festival: Skills for earth-friendly living

Through Sunday at HomeGrown Hideaways on Floyd Branch

By Crystal Wylie
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — The third annual Whippoorwill Festival begins today at HomeGrown Hideaways, a farm on Floyd Branch Road owned by Jessa and Nathan Turner of Berea.

The four-day festival features more than 75 workshops to promote sustainable living in Appalachia by sharing earth-friendly living skills in a positive, healthy and family-friendly atmosphere.

Workshops include anything from learning basic bicycle maintenance to raising backyard chickens.

In addition to the workshops, the festival admission fee includes tent camping (RV site additional), home-cooked meals, guest speakers, plus Appalachian music, dancing and story-telling in the evenings.

Tickets are $25 per day and free for children under age 16.  

The Whippoorwill Festival is part of the Berea Festival of Learnshops. For details, visit