WINDSOR – The fifth annual Maine Fiber Frolic, an agricultural tradition featuring a farm and fiber festival, will be held at the Windsor Fairgrounds June 11 and 12. The family-oriented event is designed to celebrate fiber animals and the fiber arts: spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing, rug hooking and knitting.

The Maine Fiber Folic presents the full circle of fiber production, from raising animals to shearing and finally to the creation of a fiber product. The event will offer 75 fiber-related vendors from around New England. It will include sheep dog demos, a llama fun show, fleece show and sale, juried fiber goat show, packing with llamas, herd management talks, expanded activities for children and the Maine Llama Drill Team.

The Maine Llama Association hosts this event. Farmers will demonstrate how to get started with fiber animals, raise, shear and produce items from their fiber. Fiber in many colors and forms, from raw fleeces to finished garments, will be sold.

During the Fiber Frolic breeders from around the state will share their experiences with their specific fiber animal: alpaca, goat, llama, rabbit and sheep.

There will be hourly workshops throughout Saturday and Sunday.

The Maine Sheep Breeders Association Wool Pool will collect thousands of pounds of wool and sell it to the highest bidder.

The featured guest this year will be Alden Amos, author of “The Big Book of Hand Spinning.” Alden will conduct two workshops Saturday, June 11. This two-part session will offer a comprehensive class in hand spinning, so people planning to attend are asked to bring their spinning wheels.

Gates will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Workshop participation is an additional cost and preregistration is suggested. For more information, go online to www.fiberfrolic.com /workshops.htm.

Camping will be available on the fairgrounds.

Admission: $3 for adults, $6 for a family and $1 for seniors. Children under 12, free.


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