Back to Basics

 15th Annual

February 20-28, 2021

Co-hosted with the Pine River-Backus School Community Education

Back to Basics is the premier sustainable living event of north-central Minnesota and our longest running event. One of the best parts of Back to Basics is the community of people around the event. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, B2B is going virtual! Take in a virtual keynote presentations that are sure to inform and inspire. Stay connected by watching informative workshop presentations at your leisure from the comfort of your own home. Shop online from a variety of vendors offering services and locally made/grown goods of a sustainable nature. Build your resilience during these challenging times! 

Select a Category Below to Find Out More

  • Workshops

    Learn more about participating virtually & read descriptions for all 36 workshops to plan your experience! 

  • Vendor/Exhibitors

    Explore the Virtual Vendor Fair!  Support your community & shop small this Holiday Season! More to come, check back soon!

  • Keynotes

    One good thing about this year? We will have TWO inspiring keynote presentations! Amy Quarberg & Dave Freeman!

  • Present at B2B

    Share your knowledge, experience, and expertise with Back to Basics participants - virtually!

  • B2B Enthusiasts

    We would not be able to do this event without our supporters, promoters, sponsors, and volunteers! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in sponsoring Back to Basics? With a variety of levels, we’ve got the right opportunity for you.


Thank you to our Event Friends for their support! 

The Black Pine Beach Resort's sponsorship is on behalf of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens in Cross Lake. Make sure to check out both Lakes Area destinations! 

Stifel DG Wealth Management Group is a long-time Back to Basics supporter.  Find out how they can help make your unique financial vision a reality!