Celebrate all things fiber, yarn and fabric! Fiber Arts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 9 & 10 at Rheault Farm. The event will take place from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00-5:00 pm on Sunday.
Fiber Arts Festival will include two days full of demonstrations, exhibits, classes, and shopping. The featured artist this year is Leslie Granback. Granback will teach how to make felted clothing and accessories. There will be demonstrations on sheep shearing, spinning, knitting, felting, quilting and so much more.
If you are interested in getting some hands-on experience sign up for one of our classes held during the festival. Rug Hooking will be offered Saturday, August 9 from 1:00-4:00 pm and Beginning Crochet will be offered Sunday, August 10 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Some on-site registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration is encouraged.
New to the festival this year, North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producer Association along with American Lamb Board presents Taste of Lamb. On Saturday, from 11:30am-1:30pm, local shepherds will dish up samples of their favorite recipes. On Sunday, from 12:00-2:00pm, try different recipes from local chefs from Mezzaluna, the HoDo and The Blue Goose Cafe. Take home some of these delicious recipes and vote for your favorite. Concessions will be available for purchase from Bun Appetit.
The North Dakota Make It with Wool Contest Fashion Show will also be held in conjunction with the Fiber Arts Festival. This will take place on Saturday, August 9 at 1:30 pm. Other exhibits include a Sheep to Shawl Contest and People’s Choice Exhibit. There will be opportunity to shop for items such as yarn, spinning wheels, needle tools, looms, and more throughout the weekend, including a Fiber Frenzy Rummage Sale on Sunday, August 10.
Admission to this event is free. This event is sponsored in part by the Quilters Guild of North Dakota, Bremer Bank, Pepsi and Sunmart. Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo. For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fiberartsfest.com.