The Taos Wool Festival Celebrates its 36th year!
A destination spot for weavers, knitters and all wooly lovers from near and far, who know that it is one of the best kept Autumnal secret for miles around.
After the San Geronimo Feast Day at Taos Pueblo, we can always count on the season to change. The trees turned color seemingly overnight and the air is filled during the early mornings, with the scent of pinon and cedar.
Think gorgeous Indian Summer days – though it can be rainy so bring rain gear – the scenic, driving routes into town from all directions, will dazzle you with spectacular fall color – just a great time of year to be here, and with everything else going on around town, and just across the street, all weekend, it promises to be a lot of fun!
Sheep, alpacas, goats, llamas, yaks and even baby bison and rabbits along with any other creature that produces the wools are often on display at the Taos Wool Festival. In fact anything that produces fiber essentially fits the bill, and with the animals at the event, basically you get to see who wore it first.
You will also see the best in hand spinning, wool and fleece, and many finished products, from hats and gloves to shawls, sweaters and even coats, featuring some of the best artisans in the region.
This year’s festival includes:
- A regional wool market featuring Juried Artists, Crafters and Vendors offering their wool, fiber, yarns,fiber arts-related tools and equipment as well as finished items and other artistic, fiber creations.
- Fiber Critter Corner that includes live sheep, alpacas, goats, angora rabbits, and more.
- Demonstrations of spinning, dyeing, shearing sheep and many other fiber related skills.
- Juried Shows for handspun yarn, hand dyeing, fleeces (wool and alpaca), and finished garments and home accessories.
- Silent Auction Saturday Oct. 5th, featuring many unique donated items.
- Hands-On Activities for kids of all ages.
And, of course, there’s the food. Vendors will feature a variety of beverages, snacks, lunch items and other delicious choices including goat cheeses and regional lamb. Top it all off with a festive, musical atmosphere that is fun for the whole family.
The Wool Festival will be in Kit Carson Park in Taos on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th & 6th
9:00-5:00 on Saturday
9:00-4:00 on Sunday
And did I mention it’s free?
For more information and the full schedule, please visit their site below
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