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The field is mowed, the tents are up, the dog trials course is laid out, the weather IS going to cool off, and vendors will start setting up on Friday.  That means, it's festival time!

The Festival is THIS WEEKEND, October 5 & 6, 2019, across from James Madison's Montpelier, in Montpelier Station, VA (near Orange.)  Map and directions are here.

Find all the details here on our website at Also, Like our Facebook page or join our Ravelry group for updates.  Be sure to use #fallfiberfestivalvato tag us on Instagram.  Here are a few reminders:

Festival during setup on Thursday
  • The deadline to register for workshops has been extended until the Festival! Registration after September 27 is by PayPal only. Find class and registration info here.
  • Click here to sign up to volunteer at the festival or participate in fiber arts demos on our SignUpGenius page.
  • Find the updated vendor list here.
  • Food vendors are here.
  • The festival schedule of activities is here.

If you have any questions, check the Festival FAQ's, or email

We are entirely volunteer-run, and over the years many people have contributed to our success, from the organizing committee members who work year-round to plan the festival, to the individuals and groups who help on festival days to make it all happen!

Click here to sign up to help at the festival on our Sign Up Genius page.

Click here to sign up to participate in fiber arts demos at the festival!

We are always looking for new faces to fill spots on the committee. The Fall Fiber Festival committee meets once a month, either by conference call or in Charlottesville.  If you are interested in helping us out in any capacity please email us at

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks to our 2018 Cover Artwork Winner Katelyn Mumford!

Katelyn has donated her 2018 winning artwork for the festival to raffle as a fundraiser to support music and children's activities at the festival.

See this lovely needle-felted artwork in the display at the Info Tent, and meet the artist on Saturday and Sunday. Raffle tickets are available at the Info Tent and will be $3, or 2 for $5. The drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon and you do not need to be present to win!

Katelyn's art will also be used on our catalog cover and 2018 t-shirts and totes - look for them at the Info tent at the Festival. Also see more of her artwork in a display at the Info Tent.  Katelyn is a self-taught fiber artist who primarily creates lifelike needle-felted animal portraits using wool and alpaca fiber. She especially loves to portray animals with innocent, endearing expressions such as dogs, sheep, and cattle as well as scenes from farm life.The daughter of an artist, Katelyn has been creative all her life, and taught herself to needle-felt at the age of twelve. Katelyn has been making custom pet portraits for the last five years under the business name of Fancifelt. Katelyn is new to Virginia and is looking forward to exploring it further. She hopes to begin teaching classes to share the joy of needle-felting with others. She resides in the upper Shenandoah Valley surrounded by farmland with her family and many pets, including three alpacas.