Monday, May 4, 2015

Preppers Festival in New Castle, Virginia

My brother invited us to go to a Preppers festival in New Castle a few weeks ago.  I like learning survival skills, and I enjoy learning about homesteading.  So it seemed like a fun festival to attend. 


It was a very warm day.  The festival was a little smaller than we had expected.  This was only their second year.

There were many booths with survival gear of all kinds.  We liked watching the demo for some firestarters, below:

I enjoyed going in the little seed store and browsing.  They had tons of heirloom seeds, as well as other sorts of homemade goodies.

We also visited the Artisan center while there.  These black yeti are all over in Craig County, and will run you about $50.  Who knew we would see Bigfoot at the Preppers festival?

Paracord bracelets are always a big hit with the boys.  Those were the only things we bought.  The food supply buckets were intriguing, but very expensive.  You can make your own for much, much less. 

Overall, it was a fun day, but I think next year we'll head to the kite festival instead! 

24 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

Sounds interesting. I dunno, some kite festival is not gonna get you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse which is just around the corner!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a great old building - the Emporium. Nice photo. You'll have to show us more about those bracelets. Looks like the kids were fascinated by them. :-)

Out on the prairie said...

I would have liked to look through all those seeds.

Linda E said...

You never know when you go to something for the first time, what it will turn out to be. Even tho small, looks like the boys enjoyed it, and I know they would enjoy a kite festival. Happy Monday.

Monkeywrangler said...

Looks like a fun event.

Tanya Breese said...

that would have been fun to go to. i didn't know about it! my boys have been watching the prepper show on netflix and find it interesting!

TexWisGirl said...

i read your title as 'peppers' so it took me a sec to get with the program. :)

Montanagirl said...

Looks like fun, though!

Sandra Morris said...

Looks like an interesting event!
I would have liked the Heirloom Seeds!

Ginny said...

The first picture of the boys is SO cute!! A fun day, and I bet you had fun in the seed store. Nice to be at an event with your brother on a pretty day. Was the kite festival on the same day? Last Saturday we had many events going on at once. I hate when that happens! Now I wish I would have invited you all down here. There was Riverfest, with the birds of prey show and duck race and animal balloons. I think the boys would like that. I will keep you appraised of good events they may like. Maybe we will see you at the balloon festival again if the weather is good.

Enie Dub said...

Sounds interesting but I bet the kite festival will be more fun next year!

SweetMarie said...

I've seen those food buckets on t.v.. I have a few family members that have done some prepping. we just put food away and keep it rotating by date for any emergency.

Karen S. said...

I just love these kinds of things thanks for taking me along with these lovely photos!

alissa apel said...

That does sound like fun. I know my family would have enjoyed it as well.

Michael Manning said...

That does look like a fun, leisurely weekend, Lisa. The kite festival will no doubt be exciting!

Harry Flashman said...

There's a big festival at the community center in Chattanooga with all things survivalist on offer. We plan on going this year. We were all set up to go last year but something came up with the kids. The one you went to looks like fun, I love to plunder around somewhere like that.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds interesting and looks like you and the boys had a good time.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That was a very interesting place!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

I bought a paracord bracelet from the kids across the street. They had made a bunch and were selling them on the corner.

Small Kucing said...

It looks very interesting. would be wonderful to walk around there

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The seed store looks really cool. It would be fun to browse there.

Michaele said...

A nice event! What a fun shop! Better than a catalog I am sure.

Sally said...

Those sweet boys had a good time, and that counts for a lot. :)

mail4rosey said...

It is nice to get out and about. And a kite festival you say?? I'd love to go to one of those too.