2017 NY Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY
Come visit our tent booth on the lawn at the Maine Fiber Frolic on the first weekend in June. A family friendly event (children under 12 are admitted for free) with animals and demonstrations of fiber arts, sheepdog herding exhibition, many vendors selling fiber and finished goods, used equipment sale and more! We will have some of our new products and our favorite yarns and roving, both made from our own Icelandic wool and also blends with our friend’s alpaca fleece and wild silks, and our handmade sheep horn buttons. Stop by to visit our mama sheep and her lambs too!
June 2nd and 3rd at the Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor Maine
The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival will be held in Tunbridge, Vermont on the last weekend in September. We will have our booth set up in the “Animal Barn” as usual, and will have some sheep there as well. Look for our Frelsi Farm sign. This is a picturesque country fairgrounds and often the foliage colors are beautiful. We will have new products to offer and favorites to stock up on for your winter spinning and knitting projects. There are Festival Shepherd Workshops that are designed to educate owners – and future owners – of small ruminants. These talks are free and no registration is necessary. And Fiber Arts Classes; class options include a variety of full and half day sessions featuring fiber arts such as spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving. Register for a class and receive a free pass to the Festival!
September 29th & 30th Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, Vermont
The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, “Rhinebeck“, is one of the largest annual gatherings for fiber art enthusiasts in the country. It is always held the third full weekend in October. We love having a booth there! It is an amazing event! There are workshops for several days during that week before, and during the festival, sheep shows, live music, 100’s of vendors, beautiful foliage in the Hudson Valley and all sorts of family events. It is wise to book a reservation early if you plan to stay in the area. Our booth from 2017 is pictured above. We are in the lower level of the Horticulture Building on the left as you come in the big doors. If you have never been to the festival, you really should come at least once, and if you have been before, I hope to see you again.
October 20th & 21st Dutchess County Fairgrounds Rhinebeck, NY