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.
Fiber Events and Seminars
Saturday, April 28
109th Annual Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival
Our state’s own Sheep and Wool Festival! The festival runs 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 (Rain or Shine) at Tolland Agricultural Center, Route 30, Vernon/Rockville, CT. Members of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild will represent the guild.
More information can be found at http://www.ctsheep.org/sheep_and_wool_festival
Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
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 12 and Sunday, May 13
42nd New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival
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 19
Rhode Island Sheep & Fiber Festival
The festival is held 9:00am-5:00pm at the Coggeshall Farm Museum (Poppasquash Road off of Route 114 in Bristol, RI). Join fiber and textile enthusiasts from across the Northeast at Rhode Island’s only Wool and Fiber Festival. See crafts people demonstrate traditional and contemporary fiber arts; purchase your own textile supplies, equipment, and gifts to take home; watch the hand shearing of sheep, and help with 18th century textile and farm work. Activities include: Sheep Shearing; Sheep to Shawl Demonstration; See Lambs, Sheep, Rabbits, and other Fiber Animals; Spinning & other Craft Demonstrations; Vendor Raffle; Consignment Booth; Kid’s Crafts & Games; Hay Rides. 9:00am-5:00pm. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children (3-12); Children under 3 Free. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children (3-12); Children under 3 Free.
Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809
More information can be found at http://www.coggeshallfarm.org/sheep&fiber.html
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20
9th Annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair
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 26 and Sunday, May 27
43rd Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair
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 2 and Sunday, June 3
Maine Fiber Frolic
9:00 – 4:00
Windsor Fair Grounds on Rte. 32, Windsor ME’
More information can be found at http://www.fiberfrolic.com/.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Come and enjoy a day-long exploration of the fiber arts. Shop the vendors, learn a new skill, bring your knitting, your spinning wheel or your sock machine and enjoy a day of community with your fellow fiber enthusiasts. This is a BYOC (bring your own chair) event, so please remember to bring portable seating of your choice.
More information at http://www.fiberrevival.com/.
Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30
30th 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/
Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck)
The festival is held Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm at the Duchess County Fairgrounds (6550 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY).
More information can be found at http://www.sheepandwool.com/
Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4
The 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
Spinning Drop-In at The Quilted Ewe
Beginning in January, on the third Friday, and then on the first and third Friday going forward, there will be a drop in spinning day. Ten a.m. to four p.m. There is no charge. Bring your own beverage and lunch. Microwave available. The Quilted Ewe is located in Hurley Business Park at 37 Greenwoods Rd., New Hartford, CT.
More information can be found at The Quilted Ewe.