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New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY

  • Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6550 Spring Brook Avenue Rhinebeck, NY, 12572 United States (map)

I am excited to be a vendor at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, one of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the US. The festival was first held in 1972. It is attended by knitters, crocheters, handspinners, and growers of natural-fiber-producing livestock. The livestock includes sheep, goats, angora rabbits, llamas, musk oxen and alpacas. It also includes vendors of the materials and tools associated with each. In addition to the myriad vendors and demonstrations of fiber arts activities, the festival features several livestock competitions, sheepdog trials and a sheep to shawl contest.

Once you've purchased all the yarn you can carry, stop by my booth for the accessories you'll need, including penannular brooches, fibulas/safety pins, shawl pins, cable needles, stitch markers and buttons.