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Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

June 2, 2023 - June 3, 2023


The event is held at the Higgins Fairgrounds in Sparta, NC.

Admission is free! Hours are 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day.

We will have classes, demonstrations and events galore! Plus lots of great vendors for your shopping pleasure.

History of the festival

The first annual Blue Ridge Fiber Fest was held in Sparta, North Carolina on June 2 and 3, 2018.   This area of northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia is deeply steeped in the tradition of the fiber arts.  Set among the mountains, just a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Sparta offers a small town quaintness, not far from bigger cities and a more metropolis-like atmosphere.  

The Mountain Homespun Fiber Guild is a great support for the fiber fest. The guild provides demonstrations of the fiber arts; runs the complimentary yarn winding station, and contributes art pieces to raffle off.  The guild generally coordinates the volunteers for the fiber fest and creates hand made fiber gifts for each vendor and instructors. In 2019, Fiber Friend-zees were given to each vendor. Each Friend-zee had a word attached that had something to do with the fiber arts. Patrons (and a lot of kids) hunted the words on their game card, and when completed, turned it in for an additional door prize ticket. We are always thankful to the guild for their great support of our festival.

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June 2, 2023
June 3, 2023
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Justice Carlisle Higgins Fairgrounds and Agricultural Center
1375 US-21
Sparta, NC 28675 United States
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