Wednesday, August 6, 2008

FiberFest at Sturgis Park on October 11, 2008

I wanted to let everyone know that we will have this year's FiberFest (October 11, 2008 from 10am to 4pm) at Sturgis Park in Snow Hill. For those of you not from the area, it is just a couple of blocks (walking distance) from the museum itself.

In the past we have had the event at the museum (actually on our neighbor's yard!), and this year we have outgrown that. So, while I was hesitant to move the event away from the museum, having it at Sturgis Park will benefit the festival in several ways. There is more room, including pavilions; electricity is available for any vendor who needs it; parking is ample and close; there are more bathrooms; there are picnic tables for visitors to sit; and it is right in downtown so there will be more foot traffic. The town has generously offered to shut part of River Street off to cars that day, so that there will be more room to mill about. So, I think this is a good decision for our growing FiberFest.

Museum admission will still be free on FiberFest day, and the annual Delmarva Needle Art Show and Competition will be up, so I hope festival-goers will take the short walk over to visit the museum.

PS. This year, Frivolous Fibers from St. Michaels will be at FiberFest, and our friend Carolyn will be selling off her collection of hundreds of fiber art books, including many that are out of print.

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