Fibre Festival Moving to Red River Ex Grounds

Fibre Festival Moving to Red River Ex Grounds

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A wooly festival at Red River Exhibition Park will bring out farmers and craftspeople alike over the span of two days this fall.

The third annual Manitoba Fibre Festival will showcase arts and crafts as well as the people and animals that produce them.

“Fibre crafts have a timeless appeal,” said event coordinator Margaret Brook. “People of all ages are re-discovering the joys of making beautiful things by hand. Finding a local source for supplies adds to that satisfaction. And how neat that you get to see the sheep that produced the material for you.”

Rare breed sheep will be on display, with more than 40 vendors from Winnipeg, southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan who will offer raw fibre, knitted socks, pottery and other items.

The festival runs Friday, October 2 (5-9 p.m.) and Saturday, October 3 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Admission and parking is free.