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Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) will host the nation’s largest and longest-running educational event about energy and sustainability from June 21 to 23 at Renew The Earth Institute, in Custer. Now in its 24th year, the Energy Fair boasts nearly 20,000 attendees throughout the weekend and features more than 200 workshops and 250 exhibitors to connect them with the products, ideas and information needed to lower energy bills and improve the effort toward living sustainably with the help of renewable energy.

Entertainment includes inspirational keynote speakers, children’s activities, building and gardening demonstrations and music. Locally produced food and beer produced with a solar-powered brew process are available for purchase. MREA has also coordinated long-distance bus travel arrangements, extended workshops, renewable energy tours and camping options for purchase, in addition to standard admission.

Cost: $15/day, $35/weekend or free for MREA members. Location: 7558 Deer Rd., Custer. For more information and to purchase additional options, call 715-592-6595, email [email protected] or visit

Read the full September 2021 Magazine