FLEECE & FIBER FAIR

SAVE THE DATE: MAY 20 & 21, 2017
10AM- 4PM BOTH DAYS- RAIN OR SHINE!

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

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors! You help make this event special and wonderful!

The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region 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 two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! 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.  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.

Admission rate per day:
$6 adults/ $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 & under are free. Family rate of 2 adults+2kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids is $15.
All admission fees directly support the not-for-profit educational mission of Hallockville Museum Farm.

Demonstrations and Activities Include:

Animal Displays– Meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber needed to make fiber goods like yarn!

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

Sheep Herding– Watch expert herders and their trained Border Collies move a flock of sheep across the pasture.

Sheep & Llama Shearing– Learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer.

Carding and 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!

Get on Board…the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair BUS! 

Live in or near NYC? Do you want to enjoy the Fair but don’t want to make the long drive out to Eastern Long Island? We’ve got just the ticket…literally!

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
Depart NYC: 8:30am
Arrive at Fair: 10:30am (approx time, based on traffic)
Depart Fair: 4:30pm
Drop off NYC: 6:00pm (approx time, based on traffic)

Pick-up and drop-off in NYC
at 40th Street and 3rd Avenue

Tickets are $45 per person and includes: pickup from midtown Manhattan with round-trip transportation on a private coach directly to the Fair; admission to the Fair for one adult; plus a super swag bag filled with coupons, samples and other fun surprises!

Consider the Special Group Rate!
Purchase a group of 5 tickets for $175– that’s only $35 per ticket!
For groups of more than 5, please call 631.298.5292

There will be local food, beverages and plenty of fiber supplies and finished goods available for purchase on the site along with demonstrators, workshops, animals and much more!

For questions and more information please contact:
Lisa Pepe | 631.298.5292 | Lisa@Hallockville.com

Fiber Bus Tickets