Fibrefest 2016 – Our 21st Annual Festival of Fibre Arts

Fibrefest 2014


Lamb Race to End the 21st Annual Fibrefest September 10 and 11, 2016

Mark the weekend of September 10 and 11, 2016 on your calendars because you won’t want to miss the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 21st annual Fibrefest. The two-day festival of textiles and fibre arts will end this year with a Lamb Race. At 4 pm on September 11th, hundreds of wooden lambs will be thrown over the main falls in downtown Almonte, and the owners of the first three lambs to reach the finish line will win fabulous prizes. Tickets for the race will be on sale at the Museum well ahead of the event.

At two locations — the Museum, and the Almonte Arena,—visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits—a full two-day festival of fibre arts! Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.

That’s My Style, vintage clothing show and sale will have a large number of vintage clothing dealers will again give patrons the opportunity to enjoy and purchase a huge variety of vintage fashions in one location.

The Friends of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will again be providing tea room services, featuring homemade goodies, beverages and sandwiches all available at a reasonable price.

Admission to Fibrefest is $5.00 per day, which includes access to all sites.