Schedule of Events
Goat Obstacle Course – Saturday at 4pm
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! The course includes obstacles that you may find in anyone’s backyard and more! Come Join the fun on Saturday at 4pm! Goats must be secure in a halter or sturdy collar.
Hands on Activities – Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
‘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 the cost of materials.
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. The following will take place in upstairs in the main pavilion.
Join us upstairs in the main pavilion for a look at the galleries and displays, including:
• Alpaca Association of Western Oregon 6th Annual Spin-Off Competition Results
• Creative Crochet display by members of the Oregon Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America,
Always in Stitches, featuring the latest trends in crochet
• Damascus Fiber Arts School tapestry and Navajo-style weaving demonstrations
• Invitational Artists Gallery featuring talented artists: Sari Peterson, Shelia January,
and Faye Frei
• Metropolitan Machine Knitting Guild
• Portland Handweavers Guild display by members featuring handwoven items along with braids,
bands and cords of all kinds, as well as the materials and tools used to make the items
• Pygora Breeders Association Fleece show and Goat skein display demonstrating fi neness and
versatility of Pygora
• Ravenstail Weaving
• Sally McCarrick Fiber Creations Gallery and Competitions
• Tigard Knitting Guild display of knit projects and fashions
Pygora Social and Spin-in – Friday at 7pm
The Northwest Pygora Goat Club invites you to a Pie and Ice Cream Social and Spin-In on Friday at 7pm in Clackamas Hall. The social is open to all who want to learn more about Pygora goats, their fiber, spinning, and the Northwest Pygora Goat Club. For more information, contact Erica Brown (503/329-1262)
Spinning/Fiber Crafter’s Circle
Sit under the maple tree from 9-5pm Saturday and 9-4 Sunday, and share the enjoyment of your craft with others. All handcrafters are welcome.
Festival Shearing – Sunday 9am to finish
The Festival Shearer, Correy McAtee, will offer sheep shearing services to exhibitors in Bay 7 (behind the livestock barn). Prices will be posted and payable to the shearer. Visitors are welcome to watch.
Parking Lot Fleece Sale – Sunday 9am-3pm
Held in the Rosebrook Arena, sell some of those “Extra” Fleeces you have hanging around or pick up fleeces for a new project.
Note: An eligible fleece is one that is raw or has been washed. Fiber processed in any other way is not eligible.
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 the 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.
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.