If you haven’t attended a Fiber Festival, make this the year you start! Here are a few great ones!
Estes Park Wool Market:
Since 1992, the spectacular town of Estes Park, Colorado has hosted the Estes Park Wool Market. One of the premier places to show off and to buy or sell fiber animals, this fiber festival features an annual fleece competition, informative demonstrations, great workshops and classes, and an indoor vending area for all types of fiber and fiber equipment.
2019 Workshops June 6-7 at Estes Park High School, Wool Market open June 8-9 at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, Colorado. Entrance is FREE, but there is a charge for parking.
Land to Hand: Fiber Arts in the San Lois Valley Festival
For the second year, the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting a fiber festival, From Land to Hand: Fiber Arts in the San Lois Valley. The area is rich in wooly history, with a long tradition of sheep and wool being raised in the Valley. It’s located at historical Fort Garland, the site of Colorado’s only and decisive Civil War battle, where living history events take place throughout the year. Vendors, contests, and demos will last all weekend.
The 2019 Festival will take place from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 22 and from 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday, June 23. It is located at the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, 29477 Highway 159, Ft. Garland, Colorado. There is a $5 entry fee for non-museum members over 18.
Salida Fiber Festival:
Since 2012, Salida, Colorado has hosted the Salida Fiber Festival. This gorgeous mountain town has plenty of outdoor activities nearby, as well as a beer garden at the Festival — to keep everybody happy! Textile arts vendors and demos will keep any fiber enthusiast learning and buying.
The 2019 Festival will take place at Riverside Park, Salida, Colorado on Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, September 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Entrance to the Festival is FREE.
The Taos Wool Festival
Since 1983, the northern New Mexico town of Taos and MAVWA (Mountain and Valley Wool Association) has hosted their premier outdoor fiber festivals. Workshops and classes, demos, contests, shows, juried vendors, excellent food vendors, and local musicians will keep you busy all weekend.
The 2019 festival takes place at Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico on Saturday, October 5th from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, October 6 from 9 am to 4 pm. Entrance is FREE.