Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival


Join us in beautiful downtown Erwin, TN for a day of FREE herbal classes and herbal product vendors.
Festival runs 9 AM – 3 PM and classes begin at 10 AM.
*If inclement weather, check here for updates on cancellation.

More info to come. Sign up to be notified so you don’t miss a thing!


If you plan to attend Saturday’s festival, please consider supporting this event by volunteering an hour or two- it’s FUN and pitching in makes lighter work for everyone! Help us bring this FREE event to our community! Sign up here to help out for a couple of hours.

SAFETY: COVID-19 is an ever-evolving global pandemic, and we will follow Center for Disease Control and/or Tennessee Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 at the time of the event.
*If inclement weather, check here for updates on cancellation.

Check back for the Workshop Schedule with Speakers.

Sassyfest 2022 Vendors
Cooking Dandelions
Milky Oats Tincture
Herbal Tea
Fresh vegetables and herbs


Whether you’re just getting started with forest farming, or looking to ramp up production for market, this conference has something for everyone. Join us for a day of classes and nearby field sessions offered in partnership with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) and Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD). This is a ticketed event, held rain or shine! For more details, click here

Our Hosts

The Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival is co-hosted by the Town of Erwin and HERBalachia, an herbal school connecting people, plants, and herbal medicine-making traditions of the southern Appalachians.

The Forest Farming Conference is co-hosted by the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) and Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD). The ABFFC is a network of forest farmers,forestland owners, universities, and governmental and non-governmental organizations that share a common goal of improving agroforestry production opportunities and farming capabilities among forest farmers. ASD is a non-profit that has been serving farmers in Appalachia since 1995. To learn more about the services ASD has available for forest farmers, check out ASD’s Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub and Agroforestry programs!

Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition
Appalachian Sustainable Development

Our Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

Don't miss out on HERBalachia programs, workshops, and events!

Thank you to all our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and guests for helping us
create our 2019 first ever Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival

Mimi Hernandez, director of American Herbalist Guild

Kathleen Moore, director of sustainability at ETSU

The fairy crown photo booth was done by Create Appalachia.

Packed house at Joe Hollis’s presentation: ‘Southern Appalachian Herbalism: Our Past and Our Future’

Chester Crain, ginseng presenter; Sarah Devault, nurse manager in Johnson City hospital

Media Coverage

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