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I’m going to take just a second to say THANK YOU to all of the folks who are planning to attend the Alaska Homestead Expo. I’m trying not to get all mushy on you but the truth is you are helping me fulfill a lifelong dream!

You see, creating and building community, teaching and learning, and this homestead lifestyle are at the core of who I am. Put God and Family at the top of that list and it’s everything I need for a happy life. The heart of this Expo isn’t a business event, it’s not a money making scheme (good thing!), and it’s not even to build awareness of our farm (although that’s an awesome perk). Building community, having conversations with folks who are like-minded, learning new skills and refreshing our memory on old, forgotten skills, and just face-to-face memories being made while building hope for a bright and simple future – does it seriously get any better than that?!?!?

So – thank you. I hope this Expo is encouraging, enlightening, and that is helps you move closer to your lifestyle goals. Please stop me somewhere along the way and say HI and tell me what you hope to learn or gain from this experience. Heck, email me prior at and let me know so we can do our best to make sure it’s everything for everyone!

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In this blogpost:

  • Downloadable printable PDF of the packing list, schedule, program, and more!
  • Calendar link to the expo calendar and Facebook events
  • Video with packing list
  • Video with class descriptions
  • What to do about food during the Expo!
  • Super sad news about coffee – and a solution!


Now, let’s get on with the nuts and bolts of this thing! This post (and its attachments) are here to hopefully answer all of your questions about the expo, to build excitement of course, and to help you feel super equipped so you can just come and be without distractions like where to find food and trying to find a pen and paper for notes – or missing a class because you couldn’t find it!

You might want to bookmark this page or download the PDF and save it to your phone for future reference. We’ve included a PDF with several documents that we hope will also be helpful. Print or save whatever you need!

Link to the PDF

First, here is a calendar link. Add this to your calendar so you don’t double book! (I’m speaking from way too much experience doing exactly that!) Here’s the link to the Facebook event.

Curious what to bring to the Expo? We’ve got you covered! The downloadable PDF has a list but if a visual is better for you, here is a short video with all the info (and a little extra):

I’ve had several people ask about a class description. I completely forgot to mention the bluegrass worship service in this video – please plan to come to that at 10 am on Sunday!
A short summary of that is included in the PDF but here’s a video with the full details:

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Let’s talk about food for a minute. Truth is, FOOD is at the core of most gatherings, right? Think: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and even full scale events! Here’s the scoop on food:
We will have BBQ Babes and Big Papas parked at the Lions Club for the entire event. BBQ babes makes absolutely amazing BBQ and mac and cheese and all sorts of goodies. Their food is some of my favorite in the whole valley. It’s SOOO good! Big Papas is also a favorite of mine – let me tell you – they offer TOTchos which are nachos made with tater tots and they are – well, I’d say they are life changing. I’m sure you’ll see me scarfing down more than one basket of those during the Expo!

However, if bbq or Mexican aren’t your thing, there are a couple of other close locations to grab grub. Susitna Brewing is a gorgeous location with food that’s spectacular but it’s a bit on the pricy side. (Dinner for the family will cost quite a bit more than you spent on Expo tickets, just sayin’). But if you have allergies or food sensitivities, or even just want a little nicer spot to eat, Susitna Brewing is the place to be.

Floaters and Big Lake Family Restaurant are just downright good food. Burgers, sandwiches, pancakes, they both make super tasty dishes.

COFFEE – I have terrible news! We weren’t able to secure a coffee truck for the event! I’m such a slacker! I don’t drink coffee so I didn’t have that daily cuppa reminder to book one. However, all is not lost. Across the street and down just about a block is Brewed Oasis and they have coffee and baked goods and #alltheyummytreats. They also have things like mango smoothies and breakfast burritos. It’s less than a two minute drive and it wouldn’t take more than about 10 minutes to walk to it so all is not hopeless in the coffee department!

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Okay, I think that’s about it!


  1. Corby J. Petersen on April 29, 2024 at 12:30 AM

    loved the Expo. I learned a lot, but would it be possible to get list of contacts of all the presenters? There were some great handouts, but I missed some and I was invited to request some through email.

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