Annual Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival helps to connect fiber artists
The Annual Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival is hosted by The Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild (New York) at the Hemlock Fairgrounds in September each year. The festival includes on-the-hoof shearing demonstrations of sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. Ready-to-spin fiber is available from a number of vendors. Horse-drawn wagon rides and free demonstrations are an attraction at the event, which is open to the public. Booths featuring other area fiber guilds offer a way for new spinners to connect locally and provide opportunities to follow up after workshops.