Save the date for the 21st annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival!
Join us for shopping, classes, lectures, and demonstrations!
September 19 & 20, 2015
Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, NY
Saturday 10 AM-5 PM + Sunday 10 AM-4 PM
$7 per person, 12 and under free
The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival educates the public about fiber and its sources, promotes small farms, supports fiber artists and fiber-related businesses, and provides a venue for the public to interact with the fiber arts world.
By sharing skills and knowledge with the public through demonstrations and workshops, the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival is sowing the seeds for future generations of fiber artists and craftspeople.
Our festival features great vendors, with everything you need for fiber arts: raw fleece, roving, spinning supplies, needle felting supplies, dyes, yarns, items needed to knit, crochet, weave—and things you won’t know you need until you see them—not to mention unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade finished items!
Please note ~ pets are not permitted anywhere on the fairgrounds, including the parking lot.
The Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild began the festival and continues to be the main sponsor. The Guild welcomes new members and serves as a great resource for those who already spin, as well as a supportive environment for those wishing to learn, and we encourage you to join. Membership forms may be found at the information table, the GVHG guild booth in the Commercial Building, the Souvenir Booth, the festival booklet, and the website, and joining at the festival has the benefit of an additional four months of membership for free
Our festival is organized entirely by volunteers and the festival could not happen without the many people who generously give of their time each year. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Vicki Beighley. Volunteering entitles you to free admission for the day you volunteer (plus the opportunity to hang out with other fiber-loving people)!
We invite you to take a break from shopping to join us in the Firemen’s Pavilion to sit and spin, try out a wheel if you are new to spinning, and meet other spinners. Guild members will be on hand to answer questions about spinning and getting started on a wheel. Follow the colorful banners to find the pavilion.
A fantastic collection of fiber guilds will be on display in the Commercial Building. Please stop by to chat with guild members, see their work, and obtain more information on each guild.