The Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival (formerly the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival) was established in 2008. Part of the Washington County Fair located in Greenwich, New York, the festival is a celebration of how agriculture plays an important role in arts. Through the production of natural animal fibers (wool and fleece) yarns are produced and made into beautiful arts and fashions. Specialty soaps, healing arts, craft beverages, photography, pottery, jewlerly, and more… All items have a start in agriculture or a connection to agriculture.
The Northeast’s thriving sheep industry is showcased and celebrated each year in this famous festival that draws a multitude of visitors from across the country to the lovely village of Rhinebeck. Prepare for a slightly scaled-back, hybrid event this October. Vendors will be placed throughout the property, both in buildings and outside, leaving room for proper spacing and distancing. Your day will include fiber artists and crafts galore, amazing sheep herding demonstrations, frisbee dogs, and a petting zoo.
The Fleece Sale, Breed Barn, Camelids & Cashmeres Barn, Equipment Auction, Sheep Sale, and (possibly) a few Fiber Competitions will also make a return to in-person activities this fall! We’ll also be welcoming back Merritt Books for various author talks and signings on-site.
Certain Festival favorites will be staying online this year. No in-person workshops will be taking place, but a curated selection will be available to take virtually on the Thursday and Friday of that week. You’ll also find demonstrations, farm tours, and other educational videos online, as well as a handful of Vendors offering virtual sales via our website.