While it seems that fall has been here in New Jersey for a few weeks now, summer officially comes to a close this weekend. I must say the fall is my favorite time of year with the crisp air, the beautiful leaves and of course…fiber festivals!
On October 24 and 25, the Woods Edge Wool Farm will host its fiber festival on their farm at Stockton, NJ. Admission is free and parking is $5. The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood will hose its First Annual North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival Friday evening October 2 and Saturday October 3. Amazing fiber artist Leslie Nelle-Urinyime of Wool Mountain Studio will be there with her wonderful freeform hats!
One event I look forward to every year is the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. The festival is the weekend of October 17th and 18th and isn’t to be missed! I always go on Sunday by taking a bus ride from Jill Deal Yarn in Milford, PA. It is a great way to get to the show and not have to battle traffic or a long car ride.
There are always smaller, local craft and fall festivals and it is a great way to spend a day enjoying the wonderful weather of the fall.
If you know of a festival I haven’t listed here, please share by making a comment and let everyone know about the event!