A FAMILY-FRIENDLY FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL LOCATED IN NORTHERN IDAHO
This year's Festival was the best one yet!
We had over 1500 attendees, 40 vendors, live music, delicious food trucks, and more!
It was hot, but, we still had a fantastic year!
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A family owned and operated alpaca farm located in Viola, Idaho, Grazing Hills is settled in the rolling hills of the Palouse. Katie DeWinkle, her entourage of 6 daughters and her easy-going husband, Cory, manage and run their farm, the Country Store and their B&B. They currently raise over 50 huacaya alpacas, sheep, ducks, chickens, cows, and a few horses.
Grazing Hills Alpacas began in 1993, when Katie was just 6. She helped train, show, and run the farm in the middle of being a homeschooler entrepreneur.
Now, as a 3rd generation alpaca farmer and owner, Katie is passionate about raising awareness to the fiber arts, and the endless possibilities of the fiber industry. Not just as it relates to alpacas.... but how important it is to train up the next generation of fiber producers.
The idea behind the Grazing Hills Fiber Festival began in 2018, with the help of her friend, Christine Nauman of Wooly Pines Farm in Moscow. It took shape and was launched in July 2019 and again in July 2020, even during the COVID madness!
We strive to continue the event each July and build upon our mistakes and successes. We have been blessed with wonderful vendors, talented artists and teachers, and a great turnout of attendees the past 2 years. We hope to continue that and have another successful Festival this July!
Please leave pets at home. Only service animals allowed.
Search our online vendor list by to discover who has those special needles and soaps you like, etc.
Rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes as there is lots of walking. Layers are best. Dress appropriately with your favorite handmade items to show and tell. You can always snag a sweatshirt in our store!... Just remember this is a farm! Leave the Gucci's at home.
We do have food trucks coming! However...Lines can get long for food, so prepare to handle the young hunger pains with some simple snacks until the great festival food splurge finally happens.
Tag us in your shared photos and tweets! Let's see what you loved!
For the safety of our attendees and our livestock, no smoking is allowed in any of our barns or buildings. Please be responsible in the disposing of your garbage. The facilites will be dry, it's July!
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We couldn't do this without the support of our amazing community on the Palouse!