More than 120 fiber-artisans from New York and New England will be participating in this weekend celebration of keeping fiber arts and natural fiber production alive and well.
New this year is the Handspun Skeins Show and Sale, sponsored by Sutherland's Petworks, the Alpaca Fleece Show and Sale, sanctioned by the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association and the Fiber Related Photography contest.
Every aspect of fiber will be represented from fleece to finished goods. In addition, there will be handcrafted spinning wheels, drop spindles, knitting needles, soaps, baskets, and bags. For a second year the addition of workshop and classes or offered. From novice to expert, here is the opportunity to hone your skills. These classes require pre-registration and a listing can be found on the festival's website, www.adkfiber.com.
For the kids and kids of all ages demonstrations include sheep shearing, sheep herding, weaving, felting, spinning, Kool-Aid dyeing, and Rug Hooking.
Musical entertainment, Puddles the Clown, and an assortment of Festival foods will round out the day.
Fiber animals including a variety of sheep breeds, alpaca, llama, cashmere goats and angora rabbits will be exhibited by their owners.
The Washington County Fairgrounds is located on Route 29 in Greenwich, N.Y. Vendors will be located indoors so the
Admission is $5 for adults, children under 14 are free. Parking is free.
For the safety of the animals, vendors, and festival participants, we ask that you leave your pets at home. This year's festival is sponsored by The Washington County Fair, Sutherland's Petworks and Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill.
Additional information including a full schedule, hours, a complete vendor list and directions to the Fairgrounds can be found at www.adkfiber.com.