The Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, established in 1997,
is a family-friendly fiber arts festival.
BIG NEWS FOR OFFF
First and foremost, the safety of our visitors and vendors is our highest priority, and we will ultimately be heeding the guidance of the CDC and the State of Oregon. Although the festival remains tentative at this time due to COVID, OFFF is happy to share the news that we are planning some big changes this year.
The winds have shifted significantly throughout the pandemic, and so will we. Oregon Flock and Fiber will be pulling up stakes for the first time, moving to the Linn County Fair Grounds in Albany, OR, and moving the dates forward to October 16th and 17th. Yes, you heard that right! New venue, new date, same beloved festival.
We would like to thank the Clackamas County Event Center for hosting OFFF for the past 23 years. We have loved the venue and will miss its charm. They have an opportunity to hold an extended drive through event that will provide them with crucial sustaining revenue, regardless of what COVID restrictions may be this fall, during the time we would normally hold OFFF.
The Linn County Fair Grounds was able to offer us the October week-end of the 16th and 17th on a tentative basis (per state guidelines on large gatherings at that time). If you have ever been to this venue, you know what a nice facility it is: a real barn for the animals, and enough indoor space for all of our vendors and classes. No more tents, and no more battling unpredictable weather. Some camping is available on site, and the Comfort Suites hotel is right across the parking lot. Here is a link to the website if you would like to look over the space: https://www.lcfairexpo.com/services.
Because of COVID, we are not able to make the call yet as to whether or not OFFF can happen in 2021. If this past year has taught us anything, it is how to be flexible. The OFFF Board will be making a final decision in early July, to allow visitors, vendors, and teachers enough notice to plan. We remain hopeful that we can move forward with the festival in this new space and at this new date.
Wishing you all good health, and hoping for progress in containing COVID,
The OFFF Board