Activities & Demonstrations
Learn and Play at OFFF
Fiber arts demonstrations for lacemaking, spinning, knitting, and other activities take place on the central lawn of the fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday.
Livestock showing and judging is held for sheep, goats, rabbits, and camelid animals.
Each year, we offer a range of workshops and classes to help you learn a new craft or advance your fiber skills. Diverse class offerings have included knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, felting, fiber processing, dying, and other fiber arts activities. To browse and register for this year's classes, please visit our Workshop section here.
Activities And Demonstrations
Pygora Social And Spin-in
What: 2019 Oregon Flock n' Fiber Social
When: Friday, September 27th from 6-9 PM
Where: The Clackamas Hall, Canby, Oregon
Hosted By: The Northwest Pygora Goat Club
We would love it if you could stop by and have some tacos and desserts. The Northwest Pygora Goat Club will provide the taco meat, hard/soft taco shells, utensils and drinks. The rest is a potluck style dinner so please bring: condiments for tacos, and desserts. This year instead of it being a pygora goat spin-in, everyone is invited. And it would be great if you could bring business cards, pamphlets, and posters on your species, so we can create a display.
Thank you and I hope to see you there!
Lindsay Brown: 503-308-3217 or 503-329-1262
Goat Obstacle Course
2019 is the year of the 5th annual goat obstacle course at OFFF. This is a challenging course for handler and goat alike, but with a great sense of humor. Entries are judged on the partnership between goat and handler, showmanship and the flexibility of the handler as we know goats have a mind of their own! Come join the fun on Saturday at 4 pm! Goats must be secure in a halter or sturdy collar.
’Make and Take’ activities take place Saturday and Sunday from 1–3 pm in the Activities tent on the central lawn. Some activities may have a small fee to cover cost of materials.
These activities hosted by Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild
Fiber Craft Demonstrations
Watch for crafters and artisans sharing their specialties each day during the festival. You can pick up a daily Schedule of Events at the main gate information booth.
Knitting, spinning, weaving and lace – guilds of all kinds participate and contribute to the Festival each year. Demonstrating, sharing and teaching are only a few ways guild members contribute. The Festival thanks them for all they do at the Festival and in their communities. Look for some of these guilds on the central lawn and upstairs in the main pavilion. If your Guild would like to be present at the Festival, please contact Kristy Bellavita.
Spinning/Fiber Crafter’s Circle
Sit under the maple tree on the central lawn of the festival, and share the enjoyment of your craft with others. All handcrafters are welcome.
Parking Lot Fleece Sale
The legendary parking lot fleece sale is Sunday, 9-3, in the Rosebrook Arena. Sell some of those “extra” fleeces you have hanging around or pick up fleeces for a winter project.
OFFF provides space under cover in an arena with a sawdust floor. Bring a table, tarp or other protection for your fiber.
The seller registers at 8:30-9:00 am at the sale area and:
pays $10 for 1-5 fleeces, $20 for 6-15 fleeces or $30 for 16 or more fleeces,
is responsible for all transactions; OFFF is not responsible for transactions between buyer and seller
must have someone with their fleeces at all times during the sale
All further sales allowed only at vendor booths.
All fleeces must be removed at 3:00 pm.
Contact Kristy Bellavita with any questions.