The Skillshare Faire still has room for more Whatcom County skill presenters to share their practical skills. And volunteers are always welcome!
The Skillshare Faire features two full days of practical old-timey and new-fangled skill demonstrations. The focus of the Faire is to provide a forum for the teaching and learning of practical skills that improve our community’s resilience by increasing self-sufficiency. Years ago, lots of people knew how to repair and sharpen tools, make a braided rug, raise chickens, make soap, build a fence, make simple toys, and much more. While those skills are no longer essential in our modern world, learning to do-it-yourself brings satisfaction, helps families to save money and strengthens our community. The goal of the SkillShare Faire is to help revive those skills, showcase new ones, and provide a place where all of us can come learn from people more experienced in these crafts and trades. Put all those skills into a package with hot local musical talent, tasty local food, a local brewery beer garden and sunny August weather at beautiful Hovander Park and you have a family-friendly, must-go summer weekend destination. Learn more about the Faire at http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org