Thank you for a great start to the Fair! See you tomorrow, Sunday, May 20th, at 10am to 4pm!

MAY 19 & 20, 2018

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

Do you want to help us promote the 2018 Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair? You’re the best! Click here to download a printable 8.5×11 poster!

Thank you to our 2018 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 Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is co-produced by Hallockville Museum Farm and Long Island Yarn and Farm. 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.

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!


Apply to become a DEMONSTRATOR at the 2018 Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair! Download and fill-out the application provided and we will be happy to review your submission!  This form is intended for GUILDS and formal fiber groups. Please read carefully all instructions and information.

2018 Participating Guilds and Groups:

  • Long Island Machine Knitters Guild
  • New York Guild of Handweavers
  • Paumanok Weavers Guild
  • Peconic Ruggers
  • Quilt and Stitch Group of Hallockville
  • Spinning Study Group of Long Island

Get Tickets for the 9th Annual Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair!

Purchase tickets in advance OR tickets will be available at the gate on both Saturday and Sunday! 10am to 4pm both days, rain or shine!

Ticket Prices: Adults (ages 13 and over): $6     |     Children (ages 5-12): $4

Children ages 4 and under: FREE

Family Ticket Package $15: 2 Adults + 2 Kids OR 1 Adult + 3 Kids

Adult6.00 USDGeneral Admission for 1 Adult (ages 13 and over)
Child4.00 USDGeneral Admission for 1 Child (ages 5-12)
Family Package15.00 USDTicket package for 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

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!

We are proud to announce that Hampton Jitney is our 2018 Fiber Bus Sponsor! For the first time ever the bus will be running form NYC to the Fair both Saturday AND Sunday. Chose from two departure and return times!