Saturday, March 18, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton, TN will come alive once again on
Saturday, March 18, 2017 for its annual Fiber Fair. On that day many of the most talented
fiber artists of the region will come together to share their talents and their wares. Weavers
will throw their shuttles, spinners will ply their yarns, and botanists will transform tough
plant stalks into silky fibers.
Visitors will be invited to try their hand at a loom or a spinning wheel! Knitters and
crocheters will answer questions and give helpful hints about their craft. A children’s craft
table will be available. Guild members will work with both children and adults to create
felt balls from wool.
In addition, many area vendors will be selling fine hand-made items throughout
the day. Natural yarns, beautiful jewelry, hand-made scarves, house-wares, mittens, goat
milk soap and roving will be for sale.
Refreshments are available all day through
Powers Coffee – for breakfast, lunch or
For visitors interested in learning to weave, guild members will offer a chance to sign
up for a beginning weaving classes during August 2017. The classes will be held each
Saturday and Sunday in August. A sign-up sheet will be at the OMWG information desk
at the Fiber Festival.
The Fiber Fair is sponsored each year by The Overmountain Weavers’ Guild from
Kingsport. It is part of the Guild’s mission to keep alive the time-honored skills of
the fiber arts.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Come and enjoy a fun and educational day
with the entire family.
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643