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Fall, Glorious Fall! Find a Fall Craft Fair Near You


Mark your calendars, crafters.

It’s time for our annual roundup of fall fiber festivals and craft fairs around the country.

From workshops with your favorite authors to early holiday shopping, fall brings an abundance of local events and day-trips, whether your passion is for knitting, crochet, spinning, or just appreciating beautiful, handmade goods.

Please be sure to check out the links for each event to confirm the date, time, and any registration fees.

Which events are you most looking forward to?

9/14–9/15: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair, Monument Mall, Scottsbluff, NE
9/14–9/16: Georgia Alpaca FiberFest, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
9/14–9/16: California Wool & Fiber Festival, Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, VA
9/14–9/16: North Country Fiber Fair, Coding County Extension Complex, Watertown, SD
9/15–9/16: Finger Lakes Fiber Arts and Crafts Festival, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, NY
9/15–9/16: Renegade Craft Fair London, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
9/15–9/16: The Midwest Festival of Fibers, Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH
9/21–9/22: Fiber Daze, Crowder College, Neosho MO
9/21–9/22: Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival, McGregor Conference Center, Detroit, MI
9/22–9/23: Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, OR
9/22–9/23: Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY
9/29–9/30: World Maker Faire New York, New York Hall of Sciences, Queens, NY
9/29–9/30: Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, Clarke County Ruritan Fair Grounds, Berryville, VA
9/29–9/30: Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival, Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, MI
9/29–9/30: Mt. Bruce Station Sheep & Wool Festival, Romeo, MI
9/29–9/30: Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival, Turnbridge Fairgrounds, Turnbridge, VT

10/3–10/6: American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA
10/5–10/7: North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival, Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, Ridgewood, NJ
10/5–10/7: Kentucky Wool Festival, Falmouth, KY
10/6–10/7: Lambtown Festival, Dixon May Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA
10/11–10/14: Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho
10/15–10/16: Stitches East, Hartford, CT
10/20–10/22: Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
10/21: SOAR: Spinoff Autumn Retreat, Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, CA
10/26–28: Vogue Knitting Live!, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL
10/26–10/28: Bead Fest Texas, Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, TX

11/2–11/3: The Girlie Show, Farmer’s Public Market Building, Oklahoma City, OK
11-2–11/8: World of Threads Festival, multiple venues, Oakville, ON
11/3–11/4: Fiber Festival of New England, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA
11/10: Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair, Union Market, Washington, D.C.
11/24–11/25: Austin Holiday Market, Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX



Mimi Loutrel September 19th, 2012

Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta, October 13-14, 2012
at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 North Santa Fe, Vista CA 92083

TracieLyn September 23rd, 2012

Here’s a great Craft Fair in Oregon City Oregon
Oregon City – Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 27, 2012. St. John’s the Apostle Catholic Church, in the Parish Center on 5th street and Center. There is no admission charge, and the building is handicapped accessible. There will be tables of craft exhibitors from the community. Come walk the event to find that one special handmade gift.



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