Fiber Festivals March – April 2018

Here is the list for U.S. fiber festivals for March and April 2018. If you know of any that I missed, please let me know! Also, I will add festivals outside of the U.S. if you just let me know. I will edit this page if I find any more festivals, too. Hope this helps!

MARCH

March 1–4, 2018: Rose City Yarn Crawl, Portland, OR

March 9–10, 2018Jay County Fiber Arts Festival, Portland, IN

March 15–18, 2018: Knit North Yarn Crawl, Boston, MA 

March 16–17, 2018Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trails Weekend, Cedarburg, WI

March 16– 18, 2018Madison Knitters Guild Knit-In, Madison, WI

March 17, 2018Heartland Fiberpalooza, Winterset, IA

March 22–24, 2018Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Weekend, Baraboo, WI

March 23-24, 2018: Carolina Fiber Fest, Raleigh NC

March 27–31, 2018PlyAway, A spinnng retreat, Kansas City, MO

 

APRIL

April 5-8, 2018: DFW Fiber Fest, Irving, TX

April 5–8, 2018: Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop, Twin Cities region

April 6 – 8, 2018: Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

April 7-8, 2018: YarnCon, Chicago, IL

April 12–14, 2018: 18th Annual Garage Sale Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

April 12-15, 2018: Interweave Yarn Fest, Loveland, CO

April 13-14, 2018: The Fiber Event at Greencastle, Greencastle, IN

April 14, 2018: 22nd Annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair, Cedarville, IL

April 14–15, 2018: Fiber Expo, Ann Arbor, MI

April 19-22, 2018: The Fourth Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl, various towns in Nassau & Suffolk counties, NY

April 20-22, 2018: Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, Townsend, TN

April 20–23, 2018 Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners Conference, Manhattan, KS

April 21, 2018: The Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase, Germantown, NY

April 27–28, 2018: Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Tour, Bemidji, MN

April 27-28, 2018: Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta, Seguin, TX

April 27–29, 2018: Yarnover Minnesota Knitters Guild, Brooklyn Park, MN Click here for the brochure

April 28, 2018: Knit Michigan, Lake Orion, MI

April 28, 2018: Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival, Vernon, CT

April 28–29, 2018: Indiana Fiber & Music Festival, Clarksville, IN

April 28–29, 2018: Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Festival, West Bend, WI

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Fiber Festivals January – February 2018

Yay for Fiber Festivals!

On this list I only have festivals within the United States. I am more than happy to add festivals outside of the United States, just let me know! Also, if I have missed any that you know of, let me know that, too, in the comment section. Thank you!

JANUARY

January 5, 2018: Southwood Quilt and Fiber Festival, Tulsa, OK https://tinyurl.com/yctu3qap

January 6, 2018: 14th Annual Distaff Day, Orlando, FL http://orlandodistaffday.org/

January 13, 2018: Winter Wool Fest, Wamego, KS https://www.winterwoolfest.com/

January 17-18 (retreat only) and January 19-20, 2018 (classes): Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat, Prescott, AZ

https://www.arizonafiberartsretreat.com/event-schedule.html

https://www.facebook.com/arizonafiberartsretreat/

January 25–27, 2018: Fiber Fest Weekend Retreat, Claremore, OK https://tinyurl.com/ycyubtos

January 25-28, 2018: Fiber Arts Festival, Oxford, MS https://www.oxfordarts.com/events/fiberfest

 

 

FEBRUARY

February 9–11, 2018: Wool and Fiber Expo, Ocean City, MD http://www.woolandfiber.com/

February 10–11, 2018: Buckeye Alpaca Show, Tallmadge, OH http://www.buckeyealpacashow.com/

February 15–18, 2018: Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat and Yarn & Fiber Marketplace, Tacoma, WA

Retreat: http://madronafiberarts.com/    Marketplace: http://madronafiberarts.com/yarn-fiber-marketplace/

February 22–25, 2018: Stitches West, Santa Clara, CA http://www.knittinguniverse.com/West2018/

February 23-24, 2018: Stitch Up Chicago, Chicago, IL http://www.stitchupchicago.com/

February 23–March 11, 2018: Roving Indiana Yarn Crawl, Various towns http://rovingindiana.com/

February 23–25, 2018: Midwest Fiber Frolic, Milwaukee, WI https://www.midwestfiberfrolic.com/

 

Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

I was in Heaven when I went to the 10th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in Dickson, Tennessee. It was my second year to go. I was by myself, but still enjoyed every minute. I wish I had more pictures, but I was a bit sheepish (haha) of taking pictures because I wasn’t sure if the vendors would want me to. And, no, I didn’t ask because I didn’t want it to be a big deal. Maybe I’ll get the courage next year to do it.

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This Fiber Fest is great. It goes on for Friday and Saturday and they have lots of vendors, goats, rabbits, sheep, and lots of classes you can take. I was only able to make it on Saturday but I took two classes.

The first class I took was how to make a traditional Appalachian hearth broom. It wasn’t exactly easy, but I did it. I thought it was such a neat class. We made hearth brooms the way they were made in Appalachia in the 1700’s. I bought supplies to try to make two more. I decided not to cut the ends off and use it as a decoration…if you want to use it, you just cut the bottom at an angle. Here is my broom:

The second class I took was Beginning Drop Spindle. I did pretty well until the plying…which for some reason is a big problem for me. This time it was because the fiber I had twisted into yarn was extremely thin at one part and it snapped apart during playing. I am going to keep trying, though!

Some pics of the various animals that were there:

If you want to information on Fiber Festivals from late May through August 2017, click here.

For information on festivals in September 2017, click here.

And for festivals from October – November 2017, click here.

If you know of one that I missed, please contact me so I can add it to the list!

 

Fiber Festivals October – November 2017

If you need to see the late May – August 2017 list, click here.

September can be found here.

Check back to this page periodically because I may have missed some Fiber Fests and if I did I will add them.

As always, if you notice that I missed a Fiber Festival, please message me and let me know so I can get it added. Thanks!

Fiber Festivals October – November 2017

October:

October 6-7, 2017: Knitters’ Day Out in Summerdale, PA

October 7, 2017: Kings County Fiber Festival in Brooklyn, NY

October 7-8, 2017: Fosston Fiber Festival in Fosston, MN

October 7-8, 2017: Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta in Vista, CA

October 12-16, 2017: Camp STITCHES in Coeur d’Alene, ID

October 14, 2017: Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival in Lake of the Ozarks, MO

October 14, 2017: Autumn Fiber Festival in Ashland, OH

October 21, 2017: Fiber in the Boro in Murfreesboro, TN

October 21-22, 2017: Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI

October 21-22, 2017: New York State Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY

October 27-29, 2017: Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Fletcher, NC

October 27-29, 2017: Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival in The Dalles, OR

November:

November 3-4, 2017: Ozark Fiber Fling in Steelville, MO

November 4-5, 2017: The Fiber Festival of New England in West Springfield, MA

November 10-11, 2017: Thumb Fiber Festival in between Port Sanilac and Lexington, MI

November 11-12, 2017: Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival in West Friendship, MD

Fiber Festivals for September 2017

If you need to see the May – August 2017 list, click here.

The October – November 2017 list is here.

Check back to this page periodically because I may have missed some Fiber Fests and if I did I will add them.

As always, if you notice that I missed a Fiber Festival, please message me and let me know so I can get it added. Thanks!

Fiber Festivals September 2017

September:

Sept 6-10: Fiber College of Maine in Searsport, ME

Sept 7-9, 2017: Georgia Fiber Fest in Columbus, GA

Sept 8-9, 2017: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair in Scotts Bluff (Friday classes) and Mitchell, NE

Sept 8-10, 2017: Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI

Sept 9-10, 2017: Garden State Sheep Breeders Sheep & Fiber Festival in Lambertville, NJ

Sept 9-10, 2017: Endless Mountains Fiber Festival in New Milford, PA

Sept 14-17, 2017: STITCHES Texas in Irving, TX

Sept 15-16, 2017: Fiber Daze in Mt. Vernon, MO

Sept 15-16, 2017: Manitoba Fibre Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sept 15-17, 2017: California Wool and Fiber Festival in Boonville, CA

Sept 15-17: Florida Fiber In in Orlando, FL

Sept 16, 2017: Fiber in the Park in Earlville, IL

Sept 16-17, 2017: Finger Lakes Fiber Festival  in Hemlock, NY

Sept 17-18, 2017: Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, OH

Sept 22-23, 2017: Paducah Fall Fiber Festival in Paducah, KY

Sept 22-23, 2017: Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, VA

Sept 22-24, 2017: North Country Fiber Fair in Watertown, SD

Sept 23-24, 2017: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, OR

Sept 23-24, 2017: Southern Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival in Greenwich, NY

Sept 30, 2017: East Side Fiber Festival in East Nashville, TN

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017: Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival in Tunbridge, VT

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017: Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival in West Branch, MI