Fiber Events & Festivals by Date

A full listing of knitting, spinning, weaving and other fiber events, workshops, retreats and festivals.

Recurring Events
Second weekend in September East Central Minnesota Sheep & Wool Festival
Mora Civic Center, Kanabec County Fairgrounds
Mora, MN
Contact: Pam Manthei (vendor info) Sharon Macy (class info)
classes available
Columbus Day Weekend Gunnison Fall Fair & Fiber Fest
Gunnison Multi-purpose building
Gunnison, CO
Contact: CSU Extension Office
Livestock exhibits, wool & skein show
Third weekend in October New York Sheep & Wool Festival
Rhinebeck, NY
Contact: Bob Davis
$7.00/adults $12.00/weekend pass children free
last week of march is our annual maple festival, our farm studio is also open thruout the year by appointment. Mountainspun Shetland Sheep farm & Fiber Arts Studio
Mountainspun Farm P O box 1002 jacksonville vt 05342-brochure & map handout during maple festival.
whitingham, VT
Contact: Bunny
Please email for more information
Maple fest offers sugar houses making syrup, visit many and taste! famous breakfast , craft & sugar house & farm tours! river winery open house also!
Annually, first weekend of April AlpacaPalooza 2004
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Monroe, WA
Contact: April Works
$2 or $1 with canned food donation
Two days of peace, love and livestock featuring hundreds of alpacas, halter and fleece show, a fashion show, fiber arts, educational seminars and demonstrations and much, much more.
Starting next year (2005) the event will be annually on the fourth Saturday in April. Up until now it has just been any ole’ Saturday in April. Stephenson County Fibre Art Fair
Jane Addams Community Center
Cedarville, IL
Contact: Suzy Beggin
$2 Admission
Over 20 vendors with raw and washed fleeces, roving, batts, yarns, books, soaps, baskets, supplies. Plus workshops and demonstrations.
First weekend in May Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds – West Friendship, MD
Glenwood, MD
Contact: Gwen Handler
No charge
sheep shearing, sheep shows, wool crafts, spinning, weaving, sheepdogs, gourmet lamb cooking (and eating), demonstrations and workshops to teach both kids and adults.
No pets
Annually, Mother’s Day weekend Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival
Washington County Fairgrounds
Lake Elmos, MN
Contact: Susan Paul
Free admission, free parking – fees for classes
Sheep shearing and displays, sheep and bunny wool shows, vendors, classes – held in conjunction with Llama Magic
8th Annual wool event, held the first Saturday after the 15th of May. Fiber thing
Shawano County Fair Grounds
Shawano, WI
Contact: Kitty Brady
Free Admission
Fiber related activities,classes,demonstrations, vendors, sheep shearing, fiber bearing animals, fleece & skein competitions.
Memorial Day weekend Heart of America Sheep Show and Fiber Fest
Vernon County Fairgrounds
Nevada, MO
Admission – Free to the general public
free parking available. On-site camping for tents and 110 hookups only. Restrooms, showers & electrical hookups are available. Campsites with 110 electrical hookups for campers, trailers and vehicles $15 per night; campsites with no electrical hookups $
every other year(even years) SW Montana Sheep & Wool Festival

Dillon, MT

vendors, lifestock show, work shops, seminars, very friendly and family oriented event.
every other year(even years) SW Montana Sheep & Wool Festival

Dillon, MT

vendors, lifestock show, work shops, seminars, very friendly and family oriented event.
Second weekend in June Estes Park Wool Market
Stanley Park Fairgrounds
Estes Park, CO
Free, $2 parking
Workshop dates: 06/10/6/11/2004, pre-registeration required. Exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and vendor booths, children’s tent
Third weekend in June Black Sheep Gathering
Lane County Fairgrounds
Eugene, OR
30th anniversary celebration,
Annually-Second weekend in September Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival-WI SpinIn
Jefferson Fair Park
Jefferson, WI
Contact: Jill Alf
$5.00/day $10.00 weekend pass
Fiber Art Classes, Sheep shows and classes,stock dog trials and border collie shows, fleece show and sale
Giant Country Store
annually Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
Clackamas County Fairgrounds
Canby, OR
Contact: Brandy Chastain
free, free parking
vendors, livestock show, work shop, seminars, contests, cook-off, lots of stuff for the kids, very nice historic facilty, great atmosphere and family event
Annual event always held the last weekend of September. THE Gathering
The Academy of Spinsters
Encampment, WY
Contact: Carol Lee
No fees, a free weekend
Every year we hold this free event. Come on out!
Always the 4th weekend in September Harvest Sheep & Fiber Festival
Salem County Fairgrounds
Pilesgrove Township, NJ
First weekend of October The Wool Festival at Taos
Kit Carson Park, downtown Taos
Taos, NM
Contact: Coralie
FREE entrance
Vendors, contests, demos, fashions, workshops (begin 9/27), auctions, music, and food are yours in Taos, NM.
Second weekend of October each year Saratoga County Fiber Tour
Saratoga County Farms
, NY
Contact: Kathy Bourgeois
This event is a driving tour of several Saratoga County Farms with events, prizes and items for sale
Annually, second weekend in November. Kid ‘N Ewe and Llamas Too
Kendall County Fairgrounds
Boerne, TX
(361) 729-41
Contact: Grady Ingle
Free Admission
This fiber event features vendors, competitions, workshops, demonstrations, and silent auction sponsored by Fiber Producers of Texas, Inc., Texas Cashmere Association, and the South Central Llama Association.
Annually on weekend closest to Veterans Day Wool Festival of the Southwest
McGee Park Convention Center and Fairgrounds
Farmington, NM
Contact: Lyn Brown
This year’s festival will add fiber animal show, fashion show and sheep dog trial (demos)
Annually, first Sunday in May Stitch n’ Soak
Ouray Community Center
Ouray, CO
Contact: Caroline Stoufer
Vendor Fees to be determined
We’ll have vendors of wonderful fibers, classes, demonstrations in a town with incomparable scenery and natural hot springs!