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RI Fiber Festival and Craft Fair

The art of producing and working with natural fibers and traditional craft skills will take sheep-shearingcenter stage at the 10th Annual Rhode Island Fiber Festival and Craft Fair at Coggeshall Farm Museum on Saturday, May 19, from 10am to 4pm. 

Interested in volunteering at the Fiber Festival and Craft Fair? Email McKayla Hoffman for information.

Idyllyic Setting for a Fiber Festival

Situated on 48 acres of pristine coastal farmland, Coggeshall Farm is a living history museum reflecting the lives of tenant farmers in the late 1700s.

During the festival, interpreters dressed in 18th-century clothing will mingle with visitors as they explore the historic farmhouse and outbuildings.

gracesObserve craft demonstrations, purchase handcrafted items and natural fibers, and watch a master sheep shearer at work on Coggeshall’s own Gulf Coast Natives. Old-fashioned games, kids’ crafts, dance performances, acoustic music and great local food complete the scene.

Free admission for members

Admission to all of our major festivals is included with your membership (1 ticket for Individual members, 2 for Couples, up to 4 for Family Members and up to 6 for Sustaining Members). Non-members pay the regular weekend admission fee: $7/adults and $5/kids under 12, seniors 62+ and active-duty military. You can purchase your membership online or at the Festival. Non-member tickets are available at the gate.

Demonstrators, Vendors and Guilds

Vendors are lining up for this year's festival. We'll update this list periodically. If you're interested in being a vendor, email Eleanor Langham

2018 Vendors

Cedar Ledge Apiaries

Cobblerock Ridge Farm

Crios/Cross: Little Irish Weavings

Del's Lemonade

Dirty Water Dyeworks

Em & Ella Jewelry

Englishman Bay Trading Co.

GiGi Bonin Hand Dyed Yarns

Hedge Witch Labs

Home Tweet Home

Little Rhody Thummers

Loop By Loop Studio

Melville Grille

Maybe Tomorrow Farm

Mending Wall Farm

Play at Life Fiber Arts

Quilters by the Sea

Rag Hill Farm

Rising Sun Earthworks

Rhode Island Natural Soap Co.

Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative

Rhode Island Spinners Guild


T3 Jewerly

Bristol Historical Society