Activities & Demonstrations
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, 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.
Pygora Social And Spin-in
Where: The Clackamas Hall, Canby, Oregon
Hosted By: The Northwest Pygora Goat Club
A potluck style taco dinner
Goat Obstacle Course
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! Goats must be secure in a halter or sturdy collar.
’Make and Take’ activities take place 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
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.