Saturday, February 21, 2009

Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival Update!

Busy, busy, busy here at Wild Rose Farm! One of my side activities, just for fun(!), is my role as Craft Show Chairman for the Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival. The festival is now in our 6th year and we're growing. We're also moving this year ...... we're going to be at the Greene County Fairgrounds, since the festival dates were on the same weekend as the Waynesburg University Commencement. This is going to provide an opportunity for an indoor venue -vs- the street festival that we've been doing for 5 years. Anyway, I just flashed out a bunch of emails updating our past & future vendors on this change of venue.
For those of you FIBERHOLICS interested in attending the festival, the committee also adjusted the hours based on vendor feedback. We will move up the start time to 10am on Saturday & Sunday and finish at 5pm both days.
We'll need to get the application & times updated on the festival web-site!

Here's a picture from the 2008 Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival to get everyone in the mood!

Look at the eager border collie in the foreground .... was he part of the sheep herding demo?

Put this festival on your calendar if you knit, spin, felt, or crochet. If you're a yarn shop owner, here's a chance to add some beautiful local fiber and handmade yarns to your inventory. We'll have fleeces, prepared fiber, and yarn from various breeds of sheep as well as alpaca, mohair, angora, & cashmere.

The festival is also a source for local pottery, handmade baskets, local wines, and handcrafted soaps.

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