Saturday, September 24 – Sunday September 25th, 2016
Goat Obstacle Course – Saturday at 4pm
2016 is the year of the 2nd annual goat obstacle course at OFFF. This is a challenging course for handler and goat alike, but with a great sense of humor. Entries are judged on the partnership between goat and handler, showmanship, and the flexibility of the handler, as we know, goats have a mind of their own! The course includes obstacles that you may find in anyone’s backyard and more! Come Join the fun on Saturday at 4pm! Goats must be secure in a halter or sturdy collar.
Hands on Activities – Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
‘Make and take’ activities take place Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 pm in the activities tent on the central lawn. Some activities may have a small fee to cover cost of materials.
Fiber Craft Demonstrations
Watch for crafters and artisans sharing their specialties each day during the festival. You can pick up a daily schedule of events at the main gate information booth. The following will take place in upstairs in the main pavilion.
- John Beard demonstrates Ravenstail weaving, a craft tradition of the native culture in SE Alaska until about 1830.
- Portland Handweavers Guild Display
- Damascus Fiber Arts School weaving demonstrations
- Metropolitan Knitting Machine Guild will be demonstrating machine knitting
Pygora Social and Spin-in – Friday at 7pm
The Northwest Pygora Goat Club invites you to a Pie and Ice Cream Social and Spin-In on Friday, September 23rd at 7pm in Clackamas Hall. The social is open to all who want to learn more about Pygora goats, their fiber, spinning, and the Northwest Pygora Goat Club. For more information, contact Erica Brown (503/329-1262)
Spinning/Fiber Crafter’s Circle
Sit under the maple tree and share the enjoyment of your craft with others. All handcrafters are welcome.
Festival Shearing – Sunday 9am to finish
The Festival Shearer, Correy McAtee, will offer sheep shearing services to exhibitors in Bay 7 (behind the livestock barn). Prices will be posted and payable to the shearer. Visitors are welcome to watch.
Parking Lot Fleece Sale – Sunday 9am-3pm
Held in the Rosebrook Arena, sell some of those “Extra” Fleeces you have hanging around or pick up fleeces for a new project.
Note: An eligible fleece is one that is raw or has been washed. Fiber processed in any other way is not eligible.
- OFFF provides space under cover in an arena with a sawdust floor. Bring a table, tarp or other protection for your fiber.
- The seller registers at 8:30-9:00 am at the sale area and:
- pays $10 for 1-5 fleeces, $20 for 6-15 fleeces or $30 for 16 or more fleeces
- is responsible for the transactions; OFFF is not responsible for transactions between buyer and seller
- must have someone with their fleeces at all times during the sale
- All further sales allowed only at vendor booths
- All fleeces must be removed at 3:00 pm.
Knitting, spinning, weaving and lace – guilds of all kinds participate and contribute to the Festival each year. Demonstrating, sharing and teaching are only a few ways guild members contribute. The Festival thanks them for all they do at the Festival and in their communities. Look for some of these guilds on the central lawn and upstairs in the main pavilion.