New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival – Day Trip

We love the southern New Hampshire fiber scene – from rare sheep breeds, to cute angora goats, fluffy rabbits and skillful sheepdogs, there’s never a dull moment at the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds. Always held on Mother’s Day Weekend, this year’s festival will be Saturday & Sunday, 10 and 11 May, 2008.

Textile Travel will be making the 1.5 hour trek north from the Boston Metro area early on the morning of Saturday, May 10th. Our mini-bus day trip will whisk fiber lovers to the Hopkinton, N.H. State Fairgrounds, where you can participate in educational programs, watch sheepdog trials and animal judging, enjoy the many excellent festival food choices, and add to your stash of yarn that’s locally-grown, spun and dyed. Enroute home we will stop in Manchester for dinner at the Puritan Backroom, and be back within Rte. 128 by around 8:00 PM.

Relax, enjoy a spring day outdoors, save on gas – join us for this fun and festive event – the essence of New England!

Tickets are $72 per person, which includes roundtrip transportation from one of 3 Boston Metro area hubs, coffee break and dinner (main course, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert).

Read more about the Day Trip to the N.H. Sheep & Wool Festival here.

Reserve your place and pay via PayPal or by check here.

Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Fest

Martha's Vineyard Fiber FarmWe are excited to be attending the inaugural Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Fest on April 19, 2008.

It’s being held at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, from 10 AM to 5 PM, and is the brainchild of Susan Gibbs, Shepherdess Extraordinaire of MV Fiber Farm, who has launched the wonderful CSA for non-vegetable products, to wit, fleece and spun yarns. See her story here.

Textile Travel will be hosting a house party during the weekend of April 18-21. We will host a cozy headquarters for fiber fans attending the Fest, with some surprises and free gifts! …watch this space for more information on how to join us! Or subscribe to our Email notification service.