The Not-So-Simple Living Fair is a weekend of hands-on workshops and demonstrations celebrating rural living and homesteading skills at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville.

This 2-day event features workshops on topics as varied as seaweed identification, drip irrigation, basic construction and tool use, felting, cheese making, growing mushrooms, fermentation, passive solar pole house construction, home brewing, bottle bricks, bread making, seed saving, beekeeping, rodent control methods, herbal medicine, and so much more.


We took a year off to reflect on the last eight years and have made some significant changes for 2019.

We are excited to partner with Groundswell Community and Retreat Center to produce a smaller gathering the weekend of July 26-28th, 2019 on their beautiful land just south of Boonville. This year’s event will be limited to fewer participants, so purchasing tickets before the event will be necessary.

Save the Date and stay posted for updates regarding ticket sales and site details.