About Us

The Western New York Fiber Arts Festival is a not-for-profit event organized to promote and preserve fiber arts education here in Western New York. Its focus is on heritage crafts and their close relationship with fiber producers who raise sheep, llama, alpaca and rabbits. The festival will offer events and opportunities for the entire family and promises to engage fiber enthusiasts of all ages and expertise.

Please note, we have moved to an exciting new location for 2021! The festival will be held in a covered outdoor venue with plenty of space for shopping and workshops. Handicap-friendly parking and building accessibility! We look forward to seeing you at the EA Rink!

THIS IS A PET FREE FESTIVAL. PETS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

English Angora Rabbits / Akangoras

Our History

In 2005, the first Western New York Fiber Arts Festival was organized by a group of fiber enthusiasts and 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. While the location of the festival has changed, the philosophy of celebrating the passion and knowledge of the WNY fiber arts community has remained the same.

We are always looking for new vendors, demonstrators, workshop leaders, and participants. All are welcome to join us in this annual event!

Steering Committee

This event is made possible by numerous hard-working volunteers. We thank you, volunteers and participants, for your enthusiastic support!