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Thrivalists Self-Sufficiency Fair 2024 – WA

May 26 - May 27

This year, we will host the fourth annual Thrivalist Fair.

When: May 26-27, from 8 – 5 pm, with bonus night classes and activities the evening of the 26th.

Where: The mountains outside of northeastern Washington. The fair is held at 1716 Swiss Valley Road in Addy, Washington.

Who: we are Ben and Janelle Komorowski, a regular couple who wanted to fulfill our dream of living off-grid and becoming self-sufficient as much as possible.

Why: Our great-grandparents weathered the depression because they were accustomed to a lifestyle of saving and planning ahead. They thrived on being self-sufficient and knowing how to do as many things as possible. We started the fair because we wanted to learn to provide for ourselves like our ancestors did, and to build community with others who seek a more self-sufficient and satisfying lifestyle.

We are busy finalizing the 2024 schedule! While you are waiting to see the final schedule, you can take a look at last year’s schedule below to give you an idea of the range of topics we feature each year. We are excited to announce that Rosemary Gladstar, an internationally known herbalist, will be speaking and leading hands-on herb walks. We also have Jessica Carew Kraft, who will answer the question “Why would anyone want to learn the wild skills of our ancient ancestors today, when our lives are full of advanced technologies, quick conveniences, and the joys of instant communication? What could their Paleolithic wisdom have to offer us when a blockchain digital utopia is on our horizon?”

That is the opening paragraph of the book Why We Need to be Wild: One Woman’s Quest for Ancient Human Answers to 21st Century Problems and are the questions that author Jessica Carew Kraft sets out to answer during a five-year research project.We are planning medical skills workshops, suturing classes, primitive fire building, homesteading skills, tours of the underground greenhouse, tiny house tours, and much more!


Thrivalists Camp
1716 Swiss Valley Road
Addy, WA 99101 United States
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