FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL!

July 13 & 14, 2019 • 9am-5pm

Grazing Hills Ranch, Viola ID

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND IS A FREE EVENT


Fiber enthusiasts are coming together for our 1st annual Fiber Festival to promote the use of wool and other natural fibers and related products to the general public!   


Booth space is limited to exhibitors whose products and services are fiber-related. Handmade items are highly encouraged as well as demonstration of your craft. We want to promote the artists as well as their arts & crafts.  We are hoping for more than 30 exhibitors to be able to come, showcasing their products including: clothing, quilts, blankets, rugs, yarn, looms, spinning wheels, crafts and more.   



Workshops on felting, spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving, rug hooking and more will be held throughout the weekend.  CLICK HERE FOR THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE!

In addition to helping support local small businesses and also have a shopping opportunity with handmade items.... our Fiber Festival is a great educational experience for visitors to learn how animals contribute to the fiber industry through live displays of alpacas, sheep, goats, rabbits and more!

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES:

  • A Fleece Sale will be ongoing throughout the Festival and is open to all. Be the first in line to purchase a fleece! Those interested in contributing fleeces should click here.
  • Face painting and fun crafts for kids!
  • Classes (knitting, weaving, crocheting, needle-felting and more!) will be held all weekend. Look a the Classes page for info and to sign up!
  • Food vendors will be on-site with delicious food options for all!
  • Live music from several local bands!
  • Raffle items available at the "Info Booth"! (Tickets are also available online!)
  • Vendor demonstrations throughout the weekend
  • LIVE SHEARING DEMONSTRATIONS



COME! Admission to the Fiber Festival this year is FREE!


*PLEASE NOTE! Parking will be in our pastures and MAY require some walking to the actual event. See the MAP for more information!


Follow us here or head over to our Facebook Page to see and learn more about this event!  

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THE FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDERS:

WOOLY PINES FARM

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Wooly Pines Farm is a small farm on Moscow Mountain in Northern Idaho, owned by Christine Nauman. They raise chickens, pigs, Pygora fiber goats and French Angora bunnies. Christine is a very talented fiber artist who loves all things nature, and incorporates natural items into her pieces. She is very involved with local artisans and promoting fiber arts. Her 2 daughters are also creative and help with some of her designs. 

Follow her Facebook page to see her farm animals, crafts, and art. 

Website and Etsy page coming soon! Some items available for sale at the Grazing Hills Ranch Store!

GRAZING HILLS ALPACAS RANCH

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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 40 huacaya alpacas, assorted ducks, chickens, cows, and horses. A 3rd generation alpaca farmer, 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!

Follow her on her website or on Facebook  to keep up to date on all of their animals, events, and farm happenings! 

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6 RAFFLE ITEMS!

$5.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Raffle Items:

  • Grazing Hills Ranch: 2-night B&B Stay [$180 value]
  • Rugged Art Metal Art: Farm Sweet Farm [$60 value]
  • Leona's Needle Felted Art: GHFF Logo! [$80 value]
  • PAWS Vet. Clinic: 1 Canine Preventative Care exam + 3 vaccines [$80 value]
  • PAWS Vet. Clinic: 1 Feline Spay + Rabies Vaccine [$191 value]
  • PAWS Vet. Clinic: 1 Feline Neuter + Rabies Vaccine [$92 value]


Specify what raffle item you want to enter, and we will fill out the tickets for you!


*You do not need to be present to win.

*Drawing will take place Sunday, July 14th at 5:30pm.

*Raffle winners will be contacted Monday, July 15th. 

FESTIVAL GEAR TO PURCHASE:

Ladies Festival T-Shirt

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  • 100% ringspun cotton.
  • Soft and breathable.
  • More modern silhouette.


 Pick it up at the Festival INFO booth! 

Men's Festival T-Shirt

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  •  100% cotton for comfort and breathability
  • Lots of sizes to choose from!

Pick it up at the Festival INFO booth!


Pick it up at the Festival INFO booth!

Festival Tote Bag

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  • Non-woven polypropylene is lightweight yet sturdy
  • Reusable and a great alternative to plastic bags
  • Size: 16" H x 15" W

 Pick it up at the Festival INFO booth!  

Use it to hold all of your festival purchases! 

(Unless you purchase a spinning wheel or an alpaca...)

Subscribe

SUPPORT!

 

Support Grazing Hills Fiber Festival!

GHFF relies on volunteers, donations, financial sponsors and support to keep it running. 

 If you would like to contribute, please use the button below and you'll be taken to our PayPal site. Enter any amount you would like to contribute. 

We couldn't do this without the support of our amazing community on the Palouse!

Help support us! donate today!

a huge "thank you!" to :

OUR 2019 SPONSORS:

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Grazing Hills Fiber Arts Festival

1042 Four Mile Rd, Viola, ID 83872, US

(208) 882-8307 GHFiberFest@gmail.com

2019 dates/times:

July 13 & 14

9am-5pm

helpful info:

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No pets allowed!

Please leave pets at home. Only service animals allowed. 

Plan ahead and find the vendor who has what you need!

Search our online vendor list by to discover who has those special needles and soaps you like, etc. 

What to wear?

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.

Snacks for kids...

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. 

#ghfiberfest2019

Tag us in your shared photos and tweets! Let's see what you loved!

No smoking!

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!