Fall Fiber Festivals

Sheep and wool festivals mark the shearing of sheep to turn the fibers into clothing and other wool products. Check out the fiber festivals, where natural fibers free from environmentally harmful dyes will no doubt be present. If your skin doesn’t react well to the chemicals used to dye cotton clothing, you should be able to pick up a wardrobe at a fiber festival.

Choose from these fall fiber festivals in September and October to celebrate the artwork, clothing and producers of animal and natural fibers:

Southern Indiana Fiber Arts Festival - Corydon, IN - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Vendors, food, workshops all for you to attend and enjoy.

Alpaca Fest - Dimondale, MI - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
An alpaca show at The Summit Sports and Ice Complex.

Salida Fiber Festival - Salida, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Featuring vendors focused on all aspects of textiles, including fiber-related activities and demonstrations, a make-and-take activity tent, a silent auction tent featuring a variety of goods donated by vendors and Salida businesses, and a tree-shaded beer garden offering local beer, wine, and distilled drinks.

Sheep & Fiber Festival - Lambertville, NJ - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
A large animal show with four show stage buildings. Include various sheep contests and judging, plus demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and more. Great fun for adults and children of all ages.

Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival - Harford, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Breed display, free demonstrations, workshops, contests and silent auction.

North Country Fiber Fair - Watertown, SD - Sep 17 to Oct 3, 2021
For 2021, three weekends of virtual programming to enjoy. Normally: Annual event for 20+ years on the 3rd weekend of September that provides educational and marketing opportunities for producers, fiber artists and consumers of natural fibers. Held at the Codington County Extension Complex.

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival - Berryville, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
For 2021, both virtual and in person events. Normally: Head to Clarke County Ruritan Fair Grounds for a fiber festival full of fun, instruction and demonstration, fiber sales, juried fleeces and fiber, plus animals like alpacas, goats, llamas, rabbits and sheep.

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival - Greenwich, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Over 120 vendors bring festival foods, demonstrations, workshops, fleece, yam, roving, sheep herding demonstrations, patterns and kits, photo contests, and various other animals for viewing. Additional types of artisans are now involved, including pottery, jewelry, culinary arts, leather, paper crafts, photography and more.

Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival - West Branch, MI - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
The last weekend in September each year at the beautiful Ogemaw County Fairgrounds. Their slogan: the Friendliest Little Fiber Festival Around! Sheep shearing school on Friday, plus over 80 booths of yarn/fiber and food vendors, fiber classes, sheep and pasture management sessions, and a pasture tour. Free admission and parking. Since 1998.

Wool Festival - Falmouth, KY - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Wool tent, food, live entertainment, crafts, sheep shearing & herding and more

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival - Sequim, WA - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Interactive fiber arts festival with exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, hands-on projects for adults and children, marketplace, lectures, and more. Activities located at Sequim Museum & Arts Center, Sequim Open Aire Market, and the Dungeness Schoolhouse.

Sycamore Shoals Quilt Fest - Elizabethton, TN - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
This three-day exhibition, sponsored by the Sycamore Shoals Stitchers, features a show and demonstrations by local quilters. Bed quilts, wall hangings, holiday and baby quilts, miniatures and antique quilts will be on display.

Wool Festival at Taos - Taos, NM - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Wool market, live animals, demonstrations, workshops, contests, food vendors, kid’s activities and more. Held in Kit Carson Park and sponsored by the Mountain and Valley Wool Association.

Fall Fiber Festival - Montpelier Station, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music, sheep dog trials, demonstrations, animal exhibits and more.

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival - Tunbridge, VT - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Annual event for over 30 years. Marketplace, workshop, fiber arts classes, contests, animal barn, fleece show & sale, cashmere goat exhibit and floral hall.

Fiber Expo - Ann Arbor, MI - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
The biennial event returns once again with all manners of fiber (wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more) from the plant or animal all the way through the finished product! Admission is cash only, $4 for one day or $6 for both, with children 12 and under free!

Fiber Festival - Leland, MI - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Annual event held at the Old Art Building with wearable art, weaving, textiles, knits, and exhibits. Admission is free.

Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival - Camdenton, MO - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Annual event in the Lake of the Ozarks area with workshop, fiber arts display and vendor booths. Free admission. Held at Community Christian Church and sponsored by the Lake Area Fiber Artists.

Pacific International Quilt Festival - Santa Clara, CA - Oct 14 to Oct 17, 2021
Explore quilting arts from around the world, plus competions, special exhibits, workshops, vendor market, and more.

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event features fleece show and sale, demonstrations, livestock displays, kids activities, competitions, and workshops.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair - Fletcher, NC - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2021
Fleece show, workshops, demonstrations, shopping, contests and more. Held at the WNC Agricultural Center. Children under 13 are free.

Flock and Fiber Festival - Canby, OR - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2021
Demonstrations, workshops, livestock shows and kids’ activities. Since 1997.

Fiber in the Boro - Murfreesboro, TN - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
Free annual fiber festival with children’s activities, animals, shearing, food, and lots of yarn and fiber

Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip - Vicksburg, MS - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2022
Two days of fiber arts including knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning, with vendors and classes, plus music

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival - Edgerton, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
Wool classes, sheep shearing demos, country store and more. Located at the Jefferson County Fair Park.

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival - Hemlock, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
Held at Hemlock Fairgrounds, with plenty of vendors selling everything you need for different fiber arts (including roving, spinning, needle felting, knitting and crochet, weaving, plus dyes and yarn), plus one-of-a-kind finished items, in addition to demonstrations and workshops.

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