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.
Sunday, March 260
Art of Shearing, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington CT
While our sheep are being shorn, Hill-Stead Museum will welcome fiber artists and vendors demonstrating skirting, carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting; storytelling; and more. There will be free hayrides to and from the barns, food vendors, and craft activities. The festival runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
More information can be found at https://www.hillstead.org/event/the-art-of-shearing/.
Saturday, April 29
2023 Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival
Live and in person at the North Haven Fair Grounds, 9:00 – 4:00. Visit the festival website for more details.
Saturday, May 6-7
50th Annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Saturday 8:30 – 6:00, Sunday 8:30 – 5:00
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven.
More information can be found at http://www.sheepandwool.org/
Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival
Live and in person this year, 9:00 – 5:00. More information can be found on their Announcements web page.
Saturday May 27 and Sunday, May 28
Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair
The festival is held Saturday, 7:30 am-4:30 pm, 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 3 and Sunday, June 4
Maine Fiber Frolic (TBD)
9:00 – 4:00
Windsor Fair Grounds on Rte. 32, Windsor ME
More information can be found at http://www.fiberfrolic.com/.
Saturday, August 12
9:00-4:00 rain or shine at Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA. More information is available on their website.
Saturday, September 23
Ellington Farmers Market
9:00 – 12:00 at Arbor Park, Main Street, Ellington, CT. More information is available here.
September 30 – October 1
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 21 – Sunday, October 23
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 3 and Sunday, November 4
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 the Fiber Festival website.
For a comprehensive list of world-wide fiber events, check out the Knitter’s Review web site.