2022 Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials

Festival and Dog Trials CANCELLED Due to Hurricane Ian

white sheep on the green grass

It is with enormous sadness that we have decided to cancel this year’s festival due to the rain and winds of Hurricane Ian. We have determined that the weather conditions posed too great a risk to our animals, vendors, and volunteers. Thank you so much to everyone who helped prepare for this year’s Festival. In the coming days, we will reach out to individuals who have purchased tickets or classes with additional information. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions you might have and we look forward to seeing you in 2023!

The Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials

The Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials is a celebration of traditional fiber techniques and an opportunity to view working dogs at their best! Join our family-friendly event to learn all about fiber animals, shearing, spinning, weaving, and fiber arts. You can join one of our many classes, view a demonstrations, enjoy our lauded sheep dog trials, or submit your best fiber art in one of our many competitive divisions. We will have a variety of vendors selling artisan goods and food trucks to feed any appetite.

To help expedite the entry process, this year we are excited to offer advanced ticket purchases which can be procured at a discounted rate on our website.

The Fiber Festival is Held Rain or Shine!

We have many planned activities and will hold our festival regardless of the weather conditions, so be sure to come dressed appropriately. Additionally, there is limited seating available so feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to recline on as you watch our dog trials!


dog with brown faux fur headband

No Pets Allowed

Please remember that we have many working dogs and fiber animals at the festival. As a result, we have to maintain a strict NO PETS policy.


Support the Festival!

There are many ways you can support the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials. One of the most effective is to provide financial support by becoming a sponsor or through advertisement in our catalogue. Click the links below to learn more.


We are proud partners of Charlottesville Family and their sister company Wine and County.