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Welcome to the Barter Faire Online Community! This site is created and maintained for (and by) the barter faire community of the pacific northwest. I hope you will check out the forum and say hello. There is a new blog as well for your reading pleasure! Please help keep this site updated by sending dates, directions, and information about upcoming barter faires, trade circles, gatherings, and similar events to Megan at megan@barterfaire.org so I can post it here! I am always willing to answer questions to the best of my ability, but please keep in mind that I don't organize these events, I just run the site and attend & volunteer at some events.

Barter Faires, Gatherings, Festivals & Other Events – 2012

Following is a list of barter faires, rainbow gatherings, music festivals, and related events in the Pacific/Inland Northwest and Northern California. This information comes from the barter faire family and is subject to change. Thanks to everyone who sends dates and helps keep the site current! Submit your event dates and information, or any innacuracies, to megan@barterfaire.org. Please alert me if any of this information is incorrect and check with the web sites provided below for more information.


  • August 29 – September 5: Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, NV
    Every year, tens of thousands of participants gather to create Black Rock City in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, dedicated to self-expression, self-reliance, and art as the center of community. They leave one week later, having left no trace. 2012's art theme is "Fertility 2.0". Burning Man is an unforgettable and completely unique experience. For more information, see BurningMan.com, and be prepared by reading the First-Timer's Guide – this is NOT your average festival!
  • September 8 & 9: Santa Barter Faire near Santa, Northern Idaho
    Santa is one of the only free faires, and a great family-friendly experience in a beautiful place! Don't forget to bring something for the potluck! Directions: The site is 75 miles S.E. of Coeur D' Alene ID, 85 miles S.E. of Spokane WA, and 60 miles N.E. of Moscow ID. There will be signs from St. Maries and the turnoff will be well marked. This is a free event. There is no entry cost for vendors or campers, but donations are greatly appreciated and make this faire possible! For more information, see the page on Facebook.
  • September 13 – 16: Pacific Fire Gathering on the Oregon Coast
    Pacific Fire is a NorthWest regional Flow Arts gathering. Our focus is fire-dancing: poi, staff, hoops, fans, whips, object manipulation, or anything that gets you to a state of flow! It takes place at a picturesque camp in the forest along the Oregon coast. Come focus on your art and leave the distractions of the busy world behind. Information and tickets available at PacificFireGathering.com.
  • September 30: Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest in Boise, Idaho
    Boise's Hemp Fest, the Idaho H.O.P.E. (Hemp Offers People Everything) Fest will be held in Ann Morrison Park, Boise, Idaho Saturday September 30. For more information, visit IdahoHempFest.com.
  • September 28 – October 7: Libra Festival at the Flowery Trail Fair Site Near Usk, WA
    Guidelines: Pack It In/Pack It Out. Dogs On a Leash at All Times and Only if You Must. Fires in Approved Containers Only (Weather Permitting).
    Bring Your: Drum, Water, Fire Pit. Please NO: Guns, Violence, Drugs, Alcohol, Bad Attitudes.
    For event info, find Flowery Leader on facebook.
    Directions from Spokane: Head North on Highway 2 toward Newport to Highway 211 Junction. North (left) on Highway 211 toward Cusic, Metaline Falls to Junction with Highway 20 (Usk). Left on Highway 20 about 3 blocks to Mckinzie Road. Left On McKinzie Road. (There are signs that point to the ski area, and maybe one that says "To Flowery Trail Road".) Stay on the paved road 8-9 miles. You'll see the encampment on the left.


  • October 12 – 14: Okanogan Family Faire near Tonasket, WA
    The date for the 2012 Okanogan Family Barter Faire has been set for the 2nd weekend of October. The gate opens at noon Thursday for Vendors to setup. The gate opens for campers and other Faire attendees at 8am Friday. No dogs, drugs, or alcohol are allowed at this family-friendly event. More information is available at OkanoganFamilyFaire.net and on facebook here.
    Directions (from West - Wenatchee): Head North from Wenatchee on Highway 97 for about 2 hours to Tonasket. Turn right at the flags onto Highway 20 towards Republic and proceed about 13 miles. Take a Left on Cayuse Mountain Road (there will be signs) and proceed up the road to the faire.
    Directions (from East - Spokane): Take Highway 2 West from Spkane to Grand Coulee, then Omak. From Omak take Highway 97 North for 23 miles to Tonasket.
  • October 15 – 22: The "After Faire" Healing Gathering at Howell Canyon Estate near Tonasket, WA
    Join us for the second Annual After Faire this October 15 – 22 2012 at Howell Canyon Estate. Camping available starting October 15, 2012 right after the Okanogan Family Faire. We will have a concert Festival Friday and Saturday October 20 and 21. Band lineups are to be announced. See Music at the View for more information.


  • Community Roots Market in Spokane, WA
    Please join us every Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm at Fresh Abundance, located at 2015 N. Division, for the Community Roots Market. There is always farm fresh organic produce, meats, dairy, and crafters. For more information or to become a vendor, please call Brightspirit at 509-435-5210.
  • Barter By The Bay Community Barter Fair in Waldport, OR
    We are starting up a new barter fair on the central Oregon Coast: Barter By The Bay Community Barter Fair. Trade what you have (or can do) for what you want/need: crafts, goods of all kinds, produce, services, tools, etc. This will be held the last Saturday of every month beginning September 26, 2009. Hours will be from 10 AM–4 PM. Held in the vacant lot by The Flounder, right on Hwy 101 in Waldport, Oregon – look for the banner. Per space, a $5 cash or canned food donation for Lincoln County Food Share or the Animal Shelter is requested. E-mail Barter by the Bay for more information.
  • Please send any information you have on faires & events to Megan.

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