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This weekend - Fall Fiber Festival in Montpelier, VA


Hours: Sat. 10-5, Sun.10-4
Admission is $5 per adult; kids are free

Note that this is NOTHING LIKE MARYLAND SHEEP AND WOOL in chaos, confusion, size or sprawl. This is a reasonably *small* fiber festival, where you can see everything on display twice, shop, and eat lunch all in about four hours. There is a fashion display area, a fleece sales tent, a crafting tent, and various vendors. There are also non-stop sheepdog "trials" (competitions) on both days that are not out in the way beyond, but just past the end of the *small* breeds display. Note that there is no pavement, so this is not terribly handicapped-friendly.

Places of note for you to see and shop:
Kid Hollow Farm
Misty Mountain Farm
My Favorite Yarn Shop
Peavine Hollow Farm - if you've ever lusted after my colored mohair yarns, here's the source for the dyed locks.

On Saturday, there is a special discussion about Cashmere goats and their fleeces from 3-5, and that seminar does not have any pre-registration requirements.

Cashmere Goats 3:00pm - 5pm
Cashmere Goats, essentials for understanding Cashmere Fleece
Terry Sim, from Warrnambool, Australia, will be conducting a workshop on Cashmere Goats, essentials for understanding Cashmere Fleece!
This is a rare opportunity to learn from a master the essentials for understanding cashmere fleece as well as the history of this luxurious fiber.
This workshop is FREE with no preregistration required.

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