Come visit an exciting range of fibers!
Producers from several states bring their best fleeces here for sale. There is something for everyone and a fleece to fit every budget. Knowledgeable and helpful volunteers are on hand to help you with any questions or difficult decisions!
If you are a spinner, a felter, or just curious about fleece, stop by the Fleece Sale and pick up some beautiful new fiber art!
We ask producers to “skirt” their fleeces (clean them of debris, vegetation, short-cuts from shearing and undesirable bits) and roll and bag them so you can carefully investigate them. If you are interested in purchasing a fleece but want to be certain of its quality, we will carefully unfold it for you to take a closer look.
We try to discourage shepherds from entering fleeces that are defective but can’t promise that we catch all of these in the hectic process of registering the fleeces.
Fleeces are divided into seven classes:
• Class A- Fine Wool
• Class B- Medium Wool
• Class C- Long Wool
• Class D- Double-coated/Primi1ve Wool
• Class E- Camelid Fibers (Alpaca, Camel, and Llama)
• Class F- Goat Fibers (Cashmere, Mohair, cashgora, and pygora)
• Class G- Felting Fleeces
Our aim is to provide the consumer with beautiful healthy, clean fiber suitable for hand spinning.
The GHFF is run completely by VOLUNTEERS. Please keep this in mind when you are interacting with the VOLUNTEERS at the show. This fleece show and sale happens solely through the kindness of those VOLUNTEERS. Thank you.
Each exhibitor is allowed a maximum of 10 entries.
The price of each entry is $8.00.
PURCHASE AVAILABLE SOON!
We accept most major credit cards when paying for your Fleece Entry Ticket.
PRINT YOUR BAG TAGS - After you have completed your payment, please print one unique sheet for EACH entry you have in the sale.
Fill it out and insert inside of the fleece bag with the side showing the name of the exhibitor, information, etc. so it can be read.
Fleeces entered must be well-skirted and placed in a CLEAR PLASTIC BAG. The clear bags should be large enough to show the fleece to its best advantage. DO NOT TIE THE FLEECE OR THE BAG. Fleeces heavily contaminated with vegetation or other debris will not be accepted for sale.
No products used to enhance the fleece may be used. The committee will inspect each entry and the decision of the Festival manager is final. Rejected fleeces will have entry fees refunded.
If you wish, you may place a business card or contact information under the fleece at the bottom of the bag. There is no commission on the sales.
No sales tax is collected. You are responsible for reporting your own taxes.
All sales are final.
While every attempt will be made to provide for security of the fleeces at the sale, the Festival will not be held liable for items lost or stolen while on display.
The sale will be held in ________________ on the Latah Fairgrounds and can be reached by using the ___________ entrance. Please refer to the festival map of the grounds for directions.
FLEECE DROP OFF
ONLY Pre-entered fleeces will be received for show and sale on FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2023 9:30am - 3pm.
While we will make every attempt to process payments quickly, please allow 30 days to receive payment for your sold fleeces.
FLEECE SALE HOURS
Sale begins at 9am on Saturday, July 8, 2023. Sale ends at 3pm on Sunday, July 9 2023.
PICK UP YOUR UNSOLD FLEECES
Unsold fleeces may be picked up between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm on Sunday after checking in with the show manager.
Fleeces remaining after 4:00 pm become the property of GHFF.