Junior Spinning Contest


When: Saturday at noon
Where: Central Lawn
Entry: Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita
Fees: This contest has no fee.

This contest is open to all young people who are beginning spinners (have been spinning less than one year). Accomplished spinners over 13 years of age are not allowed to participate in this event. Both wheel and spindle spinners are welcome.

You must bring a spinning wheel or spindle.
Carded wool is provided.

Contestants will spin for 15 minutes. The resulting yarn is skeined and entered in the category of the contestant’s choice:


Class 1: most even yarn
Class 2: fattest yarn
Class 3: lumpiest yarn
Class 4: skinniest yarn
Class 5: longest yarn (all yarn for this class is measured)

Awards: Prizes awarded to 1st through 5th place in each class. The Best Overall entry is awarded a spinning wheel (there must be a minimum of six competitors for the wheel to be awarded).

Note: From 11:30am to noon before the competition, the judging criteria is reviewed to provide information that will help contestants place their finished skeins in the correct category and to allow them to warm up their wheels or spindles.

Strategic Spinning


When: Sunday at noon
Where: Central Lawn
Entry:Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita
All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.
In this competition, spinners must determine the best weight to spin the given fiber, spin all the fiber within the hour and produce the maximum yardage.
  • Each contestant must supply a spinning wheel or spindle.
  • Spinners are given one ounce of mystery fiber.
  • Spinners must spin ALL fibers within one hour.
  • Contestants not finished within the allotted time are disqualified.
  • Winner is determined by the maximum yardage from the
  • given fiber.
  • Prizes and ribbons awarded through 5th place.

Team Spinning


When: Sunday at 1:30 pm
Where: Central Lawn
Entry:>Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.
The goal is to be the first one over the finish line!
Each team must supply a spinning wheel.

One person treadles
Another person stands and drafts—pulling backward (the yarn does not wind onto a bobbin)

The winning team is the first team to cross the finish line 50 feet away. Prizes and ribbons awarded through 5th place.

Spinners' Triathlon


When: Sunday at 2:00 pm
Where: Central Lawn
Entry:Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita  All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.

This is a three-part competition:

  • Competition 1: Spin for 2 minutes
  • Competition 2: Spin for 2 minutes wearing rubber gloves (gloves provided)
  • Competition 3: Spin for 2 minutes blindfolded (blindfold provided)

In each competition, points are awarded based on the length of the yarn: 1st – 25 pts; 2nd – 20 pts; 3rd – 15 pts; 4th – 10 pts; 5th – 5 pts.
After completing all three competitions, contestants are placed according to their total accumulated points.
Contestants must supply a spinning wheel or spindle.
Contestants must complete all three competitions.
Prizes and ribbons awarded through 5th place.

Photo Contest


When: Entries are accepted Friday, Sept. 22 from 1-6 pm at the main gate information desk.
Where: Photos are displayed during the Festival upstairs in the main pavilion
Entry: Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita
This contest is open to all amateur photographers; professional photographers may not enter. All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.

Help make a beautiful, interesting gallery of photography

  • Class A: Color Photographs
  • Class B: Black and White Photographs
  • Class C: Digital Photographs and Computer Enhanced
General Rules:
  1. Photo must have been taken by the entrant within the last year.
  2. Photo must relate to a fiber producing animal, plant or process.
  3. Minimum print size 5” x 7”
  4. All photos must be framed or mounted on poster board with a recommended means of hanging.
  5. Name, address and phone number must be written on the back of all entries. Indicate if photographer is under age 12.
  6. Entries will be judged at 8 pm Friday.
  7. Judging is based on composition and quality.
  8. All photos unclaimed at the Information Desk by 6 pm on Sunday become the property of OFFF.

Prizes And Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place ribbons with special prizes in each category! Prizes can be claimed at the main gate information desk.

2018 OFFF Logo Design Contest

We need a T-shirt/catalog design for the 2018 Festival. Diamonds are the Festival symbol. Our celebrated livestock for 2018 is Jacobson sheep and our celebrated handcraft is felting. It’s nice if the logo can incorporate the features, but it’s not mandatory. Full entry details.