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Schedule of Events 

MICHIGAN FIBER FESTIVAL 2017
Allegan County Fairgrounds
Parking Free
Admission:  Sat & Sun. $5.00 per person
No Admission fee Friday
~ children 8 or under free
Weekend pass per person $8.00 ( Sat. & Sun.)
NO PET ANIMALS ALLOWED ON GROUNDS

Wednesday August 16 thru Sunday August 19, 2017
8:30 am  CHECK-IN OPENS FOR  WORKSHOPS
9:00 am - 4:00 pm = Full day workshop
9:00 am –12:00 pm = ½ day morning workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm = ½ day afternoon workshop
 
Thursday August 17, 2017
8:30 am  CHECK-IN OPENS FOR  WORKSHOPS
9:00 am - 4:00 pm = Full day workshop
9:00 am –12:00 pm = ½ day morning workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm = ½ day afternoon workshop

9:00 am -  9:00 pm  Vendor Booth set up for Expo Bldg and Outside
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Vendor Booth set-up for Bldg 8B


Friday, August 18, 2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm  Fiber Goat & Sheep check-in  
10:00 am -5:00 pm  Vendor booths open for business (Expo Bldg, Outside and 8B)
NO GATE FEE FOR FRIDAY ONLY

Podcast Meet n’greet: Live podcasting and ravelry/facebook/friends meetups. Look for the Tent in front of the Expo Building
10:30am - 12:30pm Location 2  Mini Workshop: Continuous strand cowl weaving on the new Craftsanity kindred hat loom
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm = Pygora Goat check-in Expo Bldg
5:00 pm -  9:00 pm = Vendor booth set-up Bldg 8A
5:00 pm FESTIVAL CLOSED FOR THE DAY
6:00 pm -  8:00 pm = Wool Fleece entries & Angora Rabbit check-in                          

Saturday, August 18, 2017
7:30 am to 9:00 am  Vendor booth set-up
8:00 am Pygora Fleece delivery deadline
8:00 am -  9:00 am Angora Rabbit check-in, Mohair & Fiber Goat Fleece registrations
8:30 am  - 9:30 am Wool fleece Entries deadline & Skein Competition registration Bldg 7 North
9:00 am -  5:00 pm GATES OPEN for all vendors and food vendors,Podcast Meet n’greet: Live podcasting and ravelry/facebook/friends meetups, Antique Tractor Display and Historical Village Open 
9:00 am -  11:00 am Angora  & Pygora Goat: Fleece, Skein and Garment show registration
9:00 am  Wool sheep show in Sheep Arena
10:00 am Wool Fleece, Pygora Fleece Judging begins, Fiber Goat show begins, Youth followed by open class, Wool Fleece Judging
12:00 pm Angora Rabbit Fleece & Garment Judging
1:00 pm Skein Competition (not angora) begins
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Location 1  Mini Workshop: Intro to Spinning on a Drop Spindle
Location 2  Mini Workshop: Controlling Color Changes while spinning/plying
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm wool fleeces for sale
2:15pm to 3:15 pm  Location 1  Mini Workshop: Learn Needle Tatting
Location 2  Mini Workshop: Lock Spinning with Suri cloud
2:30 to 3:30 pm Pickup unsold Wool fleece
3:30pm to 4:30 pm Location 1  Mini Workshop: Felt covered soap bar
Location 2  Mini Workshop: Silk-wrapping textured core spun yarn
4:00pm to 5:00 pm pick up skeins from competition
5:00 pm FESTIVAL CLOSED FOR THE DAY

Sunday August 20, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm  GATES OPEN, All festival and food vendors open, Podcast Meet n’greet:  Live podcasting and ravelry/facebook/friends meetups all day  
10:00 am Mohair Fleeces for sale Youth Showmanship Class (wool sheep)
10:30 am -  11:30 am Location 1  Mini Workshop: Blending Board Primer
Location 2  Mini Workshop: Wet felted phone case
11:00 am Angora Goat Judging
11:30 am Sheep Costume Parade
11:45 am -  12:45 pm Location 1  Mini Workshop: Touchscreen gloves
Location 2  Mini Workshop: Mini cowl weaving on a Craftsanity kindred hat loom
12:00 pm Pick-up unsold Mohair/Goat Fleece
1:30 pm -  2:30 pm Location 1  Mini Workshop: Introduction to card weaving
4:00 pm All animals and Fleeces pick-up
 
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT
FESTIVAL CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 2018