I get itchy this time of year because I know festival season is going to start soon. Animals, fiber, spinning, and friends all together usually at a fairground, I love it. In my mind the season opens with Maryland Sheep and Wool in May and it closes with the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair in October.
Here’s a list of some of the US festivals from May-August.
May 5-6 Maryland Sheep and Wool, West Friendship, Maryland.
May 11-13 Shepherd’s Harvest, Lake Elmo, Minnesota
May 12-13 New Hampshire Sheep and Wool, Deerfield New, Hampshire
May 19-20 Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, Lexington, Kentucky
June 2-3 Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival, Woodstock, Illinois
June 2-3 Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, Flagstaff, arizona
June 7-10 Estes Park Wool Market, Estes Park Colorado
June 17-19 Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, Ames Iowa
June 29-July 1 Black Sheep Gathering, Albany Oregon
August 15-19 Michigan Fiber Festival, Allegan Michigan
Then fall happens and we run to the fall festivals soaking up fall sunshine, friendships and buying fiber because we have to store it away like squirrels hiding nuts. I’ll list the fall shows in August.
If you know of a spring/summer show that has fiber animals, fiber for sale, has spinning classes, and is happening before September, put it in the comments and I’ll update this page.
Happy travels, happy shopping and happy spinning!
Maine Fiber Frolic – June 2-3, http://fiberfrolic.com/
Connecticut Sheep & Wool is next Saturday (April 28).
Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft, May 26 & 27
Powhatan Fiber Festival this Saturday (4/28), 10 am – 5 pm. About 20 miles west of Richmond, VA. Third year, over 80 vendors