1042 Four Mile Rd, Viola, ID 83872, US

(208) 882-8307

Grazing Hills Fiber Arts Festival

Welcome to Grazing Hills Fiber Arts Festival

OUR 2ND ANNUAL FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL!

July 11 & 12 • Saturday & Sunday

9am-5pm (SATURDAY)

10am-3pm (SUNDAY)

Grazing Hills Alpaca Ranch, Viola ID

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND IS A FREE EVENT


Fiber enthusiasts are coming together for our 2nd annual Fiber Festival to promote the use of wool and other natural fibers to the general public!   


Think ALPACA-TO-A-PONCHO!


Workshops on felting, spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving, and carding will be held throughout the weekend.  CLICK HERE FOR THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  (coming early 2020)


There will be more than 30 craft vendors in attendance, showcasing their products including: clothing, quilts, blankets, rugs, yarn, looms, spinning wheels, crafts, soaps, patterns, and more.

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, including a scavenger hunt!
  • Classes (knitting, weaving, crocheting, needle-felting and more!) will be held all weekend. Look at 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 Tickets for lots of great items available at the "Info Booth"! (Tickets will be available online soon!)
  • Craft demonstrations throughout the weekend
  • Live Shearing Demonstrations both days!


COME! 

Admission to the Fiber Festival this year is FREE! We gladly accepted donations to help keep it a free entry event.


*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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new for 2020..... a quilt show!

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QUILT SHOW AT THE VIOLA COMMUNITY CENTER!

HOURS:

Saturday, July 11th 9am-5pm 

SPONSORED BY:

Grammy G's Quilt Shop in Palouse, WA

visit her page on FB

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DINNER & DANCE, TOO!

There will be a dinner and dance, immediately following the Quilt Show!

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Find out more

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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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!

Grazing Hills Fiber Arts Festival

1042 Four Mile Rd, Viola, ID 83872, US

(208) 882-8307 GHFiberFest@gmail.com

2020 dates/times:

July 11 & 12, Saturday and Sunday

9am-5pm on Saturday

10am-3pm on Sunday

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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. 

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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!