Activities And Demonstrations

Pygora Social And Spin-in

The Northwest Pygora Goat Club invites you to a Pie and Ice Cream Social and Spin In on Friday at 7 pm in Clackamas Hall. The social is open to all who want to learn more about Pygora goats, their fiber, spinning and the NW Pygora Goat Club. Bring your spinning wheel and join in the fun. For more information, contact Erica Brown at 503/329-1262.

Raising Pygora Goats Book Signing

Terri L. Kistler, author of Raising Happy, Healthy Pygora Goats, will be at the east end of the main pavilion porch on Sat. from 1-3 pm to sign her book. Accepted into the Library of Congress, the full-color book covers all aspects of raising Pygora goats. Terri, the owner of Whistlekick Pygoras, in WA state holds a Masters of Agriculture with a focus in Animal Science from Oregon State University and is a former Pygora Breeders Association president. For the last several years, she coordinated the PBA-sanctioned Pygora fleece show and Pygora goat show at OFFF. The book will be available at this booth during the Festival.

Image courtesy of Whistlekick Pygoras 2016

Barbara’s Designs Book Signing

Barbara Keller, author of Barbara’s Designs, Hats and Scarves, will be signing her book at her booth at the east side of the main pavilion porch on Sat. and Sun. from 11-1 (it may be possible to catch her at the booth at other times). The book is a collection of patterns from plan to whimsical, practical to fanciful. The patterns were created for alpaca yarn, but can be worked with your favorite fibers. All are easy to knit or crochet. The book will be available at this booth during the Festival.

Goat Obstacle Course

2017 is the year of the 3rd 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! Come join the fun on Saturday at 4 pm! Goats must be secure in a halter or sturdy collar.

Hands-On Activities

’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.


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.

Spinning/Fiber Crafter’s Circle

Sit under the maple tree and share the enjoyment of your craft with others. All handcrafters are welcome.

Parking Lot Fleece Sale

The 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 all 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.

Contact Kristy Bellavita with any questions.