FLEECE & FIBER FAIR

MAY 19 & 20, 2018

10AM - 4PM BOTH DAYS

RAIN OR SHINE!

ROUND TRIP FARE ONLY $49.00

FAIR ADMISSION INCLUDED


The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region to bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There is something for everyone.

The setting for the Fair is like nowhere else on Long Island- the various activities and demonstrations take place throughout the picturesque Hallockville Museum Farm campus and in the historic buildings that date back to 1765. Food vendors sell a variety of freshly-prepared lunch items for guests to enjoy while relaxing in the picnic area shaded by apple trees.

Admission is free!

Motorcoach transportation includes admission to the fair.  Regular admission prices: $6 adults, $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 & under are free.   Family rate of 2 adults + 2 kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids is $15.

Demonstrations and Activities Include:

  • Animal Displays– Meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber needed to make fiber goods like yarn!
  • Basketweaving– Learn how plant fibers are woven into baskets and other functional pieces.
  • Sheep Herding– Watch expert herders and their trained Border Collies move a flock of sheep across the pasture.
  • Sheep & Llama Shearing– Learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer.
  • Carding and Spinning– See raw fiber being de-tangled and teased apart to prepare for the next part of the process, spinning. Watch spinners at their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn!
  • Dyeing– Learn how natural and chemical dyes transform fleece and wool into every color under the rainbow.
  • Knitting– Watch knitters up close as they work on a variety of wearable pieces. Plus pick up new techniques you can use on your own projects.
  • Needle Felting– Learn about how you can create sculptures from wool felt with this interesting technique.
  • Rug-Hooking– Watch and learn as skilled rug hookers demonstrate this craft.
  • Weaving– The Hallockville looms will be on display to see how fiber can be woven into cloth, and other pieces such as shawls and tapestries.
  • Quilting– Quilting artisans will demonstrate this technique and you can even try it out yourself!

Important Information:

  • Due to the nature of this trip, full payment is due at the time of booking.   $49.00 round trip per passenger.   Motorcoach transportation includes admission to the fair.   Reservations are non-cancelable and refunds or credits will not be issued.  
  • For the safety of all animals on display at the event, please leave your dogs and pets at home.
  • This special round trip fare is available only on-line.  Phone reservations can not be accepted.
  • Travel must be completed based on the reserved trip.  Trip reservations are final and non-refundable.   No changes in trip reservations can be made.   Please Note: Passengers will disembark their trip at Hampton Jitney's Calverton Terminal and transfer to a shuttle vehicle for direct transportation to Hallockville Farm & Museum
  • Passengers must return on the same day on the booked westbound trip.   A round-trip must be reserved in advance for each person traveling.   Space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.   Reservations must be made on-line.