Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's Fair Time Again, Spring Shows Starting with my Fav at Hallockville, Long Island

I love this Spring Show on the North fork of Long Island! Make a weekend out of it, visit the show, tour a vineyard and sample some of the local cuisine, great for the kids. Maine Coon Crafts will be Setting Up Shop, 

Come on down and say Hello!

Save the Date!

May 17 & 18, 2014

10 AM to 5 PM both days

6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead

The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region to bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There is something for everyone, new and experienced fiber artists alike!  Enjoy lunch in the picturesque picnic area shaded by the apple trees. Maple Tree Catering will have a variety of local food and beverage items available for purchase. Martha Clara Vineyards will offer wine tasting, and the Hallockville Bake Shop will be offering delectable homemade baked goods, coffee and smoothies.

** For the safety of all animals on display at the event, please leave your dogs and pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation. **

Animal Displays-meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas, and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber used by fiber artists!
Sheep Herding-watch experts and their dogs move the sheep!
Llama Obstacle Course- watch an exhibition of animal footwork!
Sheep & Llama Shearing- learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer!
Carding-see raw fiber being de-tangled and “teased” apart!
Dyeing-learn how dyes transform fleece and wool into colorful fiber!
Spinning- watch how spinners and their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn!
Knitting- learn the basics of how to knit your own finished pieces!
Felting- see how you can create your own fiber art pieces using this interesting technique!
Weaving- see the Hallockville looms in action turning fiber into cloth!
Quilting- watch demonstrations by quilting artisans and try it out for yourself!

The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is Co-Sponsored by Hallockville Museum Farm and Long Island Livestock Company. All proceeds support the educational mission of the non-profit museum farm.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the Hallockville office at 631-298-5292 or e-mail

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