In 2005, the first Western New York Fiber Arts Festival was organized by a group of fiber enthusiasts to be held at Knox Farm State Park. Over the following years, the festival continued to grow with the participation of members of local fiber related guilds, fiber animal owners and breeders as well as fiber related vendors. In 2017, a new, all volunteer steering committee took on the responsibility of continuing the success of the festival with over 40 vendors, alpaca, llama, and angora rabbit breeders, several workshops, weaving, spinning, and dyeing demonstrators along with lots of activities for the kids.
In 2018, the festival put down new roots at Fireman’s Field in East Aurora. It’s a great venue with ample parking and plenty of room to grow. We are anticipating more vendors, workshops and demonstrations as well as some new food choices.