Connecticut and our neighboring states are home to a wonderful wealth of fiber events and happenings. Please check back here often for a listing of upcoming events.
March 26 – March 29
Stitches United 2020 – Canceled
The event includes talks and classes related to every conceivable fiber-related craft, gatherings and a style show, and of course a Market of vendors. Classes with nationally-known teachers fill fast. Held at the Hartford Convention Center and adjoining Marriott (Hartford, CT).
More information can be found at https://www.knittinguniverse.com/United2020
Saturday, April 25
111th Annual Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival – Canceled
Our state’s own Sheep and Wool Festival! The festival runs 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 (Rain or Shine) at the North Haven Fair Grounds (new location!).
More information can be found at http://www.ctsheep.org/sheep_and_wool_festival
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival – Canceled
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
Saturday 8:30 – 6:00
Sunday 8:30 – 5:00
More information can be found at http://www.sheepandwool.org/
Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10
43rd New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival – Canceled
The festival is held Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm at the Deerfield fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH, and features sheep shearing, fiber animals, dog herding demonstrations, sheep dog trials, youth shows and activities, fiber shows, spinning and weaving demonstrations, fleece judging and sale, breed displays, educational programs, special workshops and lectures, as well as, over 120 vendors.
Deerfield Field Fairgrounds
32 Stage Road
Deerfield, NH 03037
More information can be found at http://www.nhswga.com/index.php/sheep-and-wool-festival
Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 (not confirmed)
11th Annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair – Postponed
The festival is held Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm (each day) rain or shine at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901. The fair will feature two days of on-going demonstrations and activities include: sheep herding, sheep and llama shearing, livestock and animal displays, spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, needle arts, quilting, basketweaving, crocheting, historic tours, exhibits, fiber vendors and food trucks.
More info about the fair can be found at www.hallockville.com/fiberfair.
Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24
46th Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair – Canceled
The festival is held Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm at the Cummington Fairgrounds (97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, MA).
More information can be found at http://www.masheepwool.org/
Saturday June 6 and Sunday, June 7 (not confirmed)
Maine Fiber Frolic – Canceled
9:00 – 4:00
Windsor Fair Grounds on Rte. 32, Windsor ME
More information can be found at http://www.fiberfrolic.com/.
Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4
33rd Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
The festival is held Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds (1 Fairground Lane, Tunbridge, VT).
More information can be found at http://www.vtsheepandwoolfest.org/
Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 18
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck)
The festival is held Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm at the Duchess County Fairgrounds (6550 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY).
More information can be found at http://www.sheepandwool.com/
Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8
Fiber Festival of New England
The festival is held Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am-3:00pm at the Eastern States Exposition (875 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA).
More information can be found at http://www.thebige.com/ese/ESEEvents/Fiber_Festival.asp
For a comprehensive list of world-wide fiber events, check out the Knitter’s Review web site.