FIBER FESTIVAL

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

HALLOCKVILLE FIBER FESTIVAL is a unique day on the farm. We attempt 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 a fun-filled day of demonstrations and workshops that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit all day for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products! There is something for everyone.

The setting for the Fair is like nowhere else on Long Island- the various activities and demonstrations take place throughout the picturesque Hallockville Museum Farm campus and in the historic buildings that date back to 1765.  Take a moment and walk our Sustainability Trail or make a reservation to visit the Hallock Homestead while you are here. Food vendors sell a variety of freshly-prepared lunch items for guests to enjoy while relaxing in the picnic area shaded by apple trees.

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

Demonstrations and Activities Include:

Basketweaving– Learn how plant fibers are woven into baskets and other functional pieces.

Spinning– See raw fiber being de-tangled and teased apart to prepare for the next part of the process, spinning. Watch spinners at their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn!

Dyeing– Learn how natural and chemical dyes transform fleece and wool into every color under the rainbow.

Knitting– Watch knitters up close as they work on a variety of wearable pieces. Plus pick up new techniques you can use on your own projects.

Needle Felting– Learn about how you can create sculptures from wool felt with this interesting technique.

Rug-Hooking– Watch and learn as skilled rug hookers demonstrate this craft.

Weaving– The Hallockville looms will be on display to see how fiber can be woven into cloth, and other pieces such as shawls and tapestries.

Quilting– Quilting artisans will demonstrate this technique and you can even try it out yourself!