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Whether it is taking a break from shopping and workshops, Michigan Fiber Festival Strives to have activities and events for everyone! In addition to our fiber related demonstrations attendees can enjoy live bands, kids activities, antique tractors, and the historic village on the fairgrounds all offer unique entertainment for the whole family!   

And lets not forget the eats.

Music Saturday & Sunday

Kazoo Prairie Dogs (Saturday)Kazoo Prairie Dogs

 

Four guys that play a bunch of string instruments Take some rock
and roll, some country, soul,blues and throw a little bluegrass in ..that's
The Kazoo Prairie Dogs

Members include
Paul Wells -------Fiddle,mandolin, guitar,and vocals
Jon Barnard------Slide guitar,and vocals
Dan Denov-------Bass guitar and vocals
Paul Eagle------ Guitar and vocals


Brook Farm String Band(Sunday noon to 3PM)

 

 

Brook Farm String Band known for their driving yet emotive Celtic music and high energy Appalachian string band music from the 19th century includes Kent Fisher on fiddle, known for his driving and authentic sound, Deborah Fisher on concertina or banjo with a unique blend of melody and rhythm and Pete Humphreys on guitar adding texture and depth to the music, and he is a mighty singer.

 

Traditional Songs and ballads, ancient jigs and reels, polkas, slow aires, hornpipes and waltzes will be presented for your enjoyment.  These musicians are deeply involved in the melodies and rhythms of traditional music and have been playing their energetic and infectious music for over twenty years at ceilidh, festivals, dances, community events like Art Hop.  Their many talents have kept Brook Farm String Band Truly a favorite.

 

 

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.

 

Kids’ Activities

 


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.

 

We will be making:
Saturday
10:00 Weave beaded fish
12:00 Square knot bracelets 
2:00 To be announced
Sunday
12:00 Weave beaded bumblebees
2:00 Square knot bracelets 

 

Sheep shearing

Heading Dog Demos

Demonstrations