April 6-7, 2019
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall
1340 W Washington Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60607
YarnCon is Chicago's homegrown yarn-centric exhibition -- a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts. Our mission is to be the premier market for independent producers of yarn, fiber for spinning and weaving, tools, gadgets, books, patterns, instructions, and gifts related to spinning, knitting, crochet, and weaving.
More information at www.yarncon.com/
Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest
April 27-28, 2019
Washington County Fair Park, 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI
Vendors, halter show, fleece show display and spin-off displays, fiber sorting seminar, Alpaca 101 for Beginners, The Business of Fiber
Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival
June 1-2, 2019
McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098
Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival formerly known as Spring Fiber Fling is an educational event focused on fiber and the process from “Sheep to Shawl”. We will have 3 buildings set up for our crafters, Our instructors will be teaching spinning, weaving, quilting, sewing, knitting, and fiber animal management classes.
August 1-4, 2019
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
More information at https://www.knittinguniverse.com/stitches/
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival
September 6-8, 2019
Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549
The event is a function of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, a regional organization of sheep and fiber producers, fiber businesses, artists and educators. It includes fiber arts classes, youth activities, sheep shows, competitions, vendors, and auctions.
More information at http://wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com/