Celebrating 25 Years - June 20-22, 2014

Thank You to Our Energy Fair Heroes

A big THANK YOU to the many of you who helped make The 25th Energy Fair one of the best yet. This year we had:

*Over 13,000 Attendees
*227 Exhibit Booths
*318 Presentations
*315 Volunteers

We couldn’t have done it without your generous support! Save the date for next year, June 19-21, 2015.





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The 25th Annual Energy Fair June 20-22, 2014 - Custer, WI

Each year the MREA Energy Fair transforms rural Central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education. The Energy Fair brings over 18,000 people from nearly every state in the U.S. and several countries around the world to learn, connect with others and ready them for action at home. The Energy Fair is the nation's longest running energy education event of its kind.

The Energy Fair features:

  • Over 200 exhibitors - featuring sustainable living and clean energy products
  • Over 200 workshops - including introductory level to advanced hands-on education: solar, wind, green building, local sustainable food, and more
  • Clean Transportation Show - featuring demonstration vehicles and exhibitors
  • Green Building Demos - displaying sustainable building techniques in action
  • Sustainable Tables - including workshops, chef demos, and a farmers' market to bring sustainability to your dinner table
  • Inspirational keynotes, lively entertainment, great food, and local beer

Join us for The 25th Annual Energy Fair, June 20-22, 2014


Renew The Earth Institute
7558 Deer Road
Custer, WI 54423









Dates & Times:

Friday, June 20 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 21 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 22 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Energy Fair Admission Tickets

All tickets are individually priced:
Adult 1-Day Pass: $15
Adult Weekend Pass: $35
Senior 1-Day Pass: $10
Senior Weekend Pass: $20
Youth 13-18 1-Day Pass: $10
Youth 13-18 Weekend Pass: $20
Kids 12 and under: Free
MREA Members: Free

Save time at the gate by purchasing your tickets in advance. Advanced ticket sales will end on June 14, 2014 via the web and over the phone. After this date, tickets must be purchased at The Energy Fair. No refunds. 

North Wind Renewable Energy, Solar Farm Tour Tickets 2014

We're teaming up with North Wind Renewable Energy and the Wisconsin Farmers Union to offer a diverse tour of farms that utilize renewable energy. From CSAs to Potato Farms, learn from the experts about how solar technology is integrating into agriculture. Sign up online to secure your seat (add to your cart below), or register at the Marketplace before Saturday, June 21. Seating is limited. Tickets are $5.00/person.

Local Accommodations

Camping at Back 40 - Sold out for 2014
Camping reservations begin April 1, 2015 for next year's Energy Fair.

Please refer to Pine Ridge Campsites by phone for camping reservations: 715-321-1708.

Tent and RV camping are available at our Back 40 Campground during The Energy Fair. Sites cost $20.00 per tent or RV per night and are located just one mile from the Front Gate. Feel free to park your car for the weekend while you walk, ride your bike, or take the free shuttle to The Energy Fair. A shower trailer and portapotties are available for your use. Back 40 reservations are open

Local Shuttle Information

Every hour, starting on the hour, we have a free Local Shuttle going en route to The Energy Fair from the following locations in Stevens Point and Plover, Wisconsin:

Stevens Point

:00 Country Inn
:20 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
:30 Holiday Inn & Convention Center
:45 The Energy Fair

Long Distance Bus Tickets

MREA is managing a $10 round-trip Milwaukee bus for Saturday, June 21 this year. The Maidson bus will be available Saturday, June 21 and is managed by The Sierra Club. 


Trying to plan your Energy Fair weekend? We offer over 200 workshops from a variety of experienced presenters. No matter what sustainable living techniques you're hoping to learn, there is a workshop here for you!

Extended Workshops

2014 Extended Workshop ticket sales will begin on April 1, 2014 via the web and over the phone. Take a look at this year's offerings!

Videos of The Energy Fair

Thinking about coming to The Energy Fair, but don't know what to expect? Watch these shorts on the Energy Fair from years past:

Travel Green Logo Energy Fair Receives Travel Green Certification
The Energy Fair has been certified as a green tourist event by Travel Green Wisconsin. Travel Green Wisconsin is a pilot program the Wisconsin Department of Tourism sponsors to recognize tourism-related businesses that are reducing their environmental impact through operational and other improvements. To gain Travel Green certification businesses have to meet several goals including showing how they encourage staff and vendors to be environmentally aware and how they reduce their solid waste generation and energy consumption.

The Energy Fair was recognized for the following best practices:

  • All food is served on reusable or biodegradable plates and food waste is composted
  • Shower house for guests is heated by solar water heating system
  • Organic, local, and fair trade products are purchased

To learn more about Travel Green Wisconsin vist www.travelgreenwisconsin.com