Goat Obstacle CourseCome join us in the picnic area by the llama barn Saturday at 1pm for an amazing 2015 goat obstacle course! This is a challenging course for the handler and the 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! Goats must be secure in a halter or sturdy collar.
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 upstairs in the main pavilion:
Focus on Fiber series—Teeswater sheep will be in the barn this year.
- 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
- The Metropolitan Knitting Machine Guild will be demonstrating machine knitting.
Sunday 9 am until finished. The Festival shearer, Correy McAtee, will offer sheep shearing services to exhibitors in Bay 7 (behind the livestock barn). Prices are posted and payable to the shearer. Visitors are welcome to watch!
Parking Lot Fleece SaleThe parking lot fleece sale is Sunday, 9-3, in the Rosebrook Arena. Sell some of those “extra” fleeces you have hanging around or pick up fleeces for a winter project.
- 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.
Spinning/Fiber Crafter's Circle
Sit under the maple tree and share the enjoyment of your craft with others. All handcrafters are welcome.
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. If your Guild would like to be present at the Festival, please contact Kristy Bellavita