Whether it is taking a break from shopping and workshops or having a spot to have family members go to instead of following the fiber person all over the fairgrounds. The Michigan Fiber Festival has activities for the entire family.
Saturday will be Whiskey Before Breakfast playing Irish traditional dance music, jigs, reels, hornpipes and all manner of toe tapping tunes and songs. Comprised of Cora Lieurance on flute, whistle and button accordion, Jim Clawson, octatve mandolin, Dave Marlatt on fiddle, Aaron Miller on bodhran, Jeff Sarnacki on guitar and vocals, and Klay Woodworth on concertina and vocals. Whiskey Before Breakfast has been performing throughtout southwest Michgan since 1994. Appearing at locations like the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival, Coopers Glen Music Festival, LVD’s Concert Hall, Celery Flats Shakespeare Festival just to name a few.
Sunday will be Brook Farm String Band featuring Kent Fisher, Deborah Fisher, & Peter Humphreys. Music features Fiddle, Banjo, English Concertina and Guitar. When these fine musicians ply their talents to old time string band music, ballads, waltzes and Celtic Traditional music a superior time is had by all
Old Tractors R Us Tractor Club Display
Ladies, have you come to Festival dragging a reluctant husband along with you? Men, have you come to Festival being dragged through miles of yarn and roving? Do not grumble any more because there is a tractor display that would like your attention. This year will be the 7th year that Old Tractors R-Us Tractor Club (a local tractor group) will be at Festival with a variety of tractors and activities on display for all to enjoy. Also, this year the tractors will be on display for both Saturday and Sunday! They are looking forward to meeting and greeting the many people that will attend Festival this year.
Please stop by to ask questions and to see the corn shelling and grinding demonstrations. If you have questions or would like to bring a tractor in for display, please contact Fred Banks (269-673-3080) or Denny Hammer (269-673-8295).
Historical Village on the Fairgrounds
Don’t forget about the Historical Village on the fairgrounds. They will be open for your enjoyment Saturday and Sunday. Check out the buildings, talk to the volunteers about the site or enjoy your lunch in the common area.
Committee Chair: Karen Cote
We try to have some make and take it activities available for the young budding fiber artist among us. The committee is offering two projects this year for the Kids Activities. The children will have the opportunity to either make a felted hot pad holder or a woven coaster. Check the general schedule to see when each of the projects are offered. The Kids Activities area is in the Expo Center. The times are listed in the general Schedule.