Please check with show contact, guild website or a quilt shop in the area to verify information...............................................


New Shows not in the 15th Edition.
Location of show. Click on month next to the city to view the information about that show. Shows are listed by Date in their respective month, not by City.
Watertown - June
Upton - March
Canton - March
Needham - March
Amherst - Apr
Springfield - Apr
Belchertown - May
Tewksbury - Oct
Lexington - Oct
Bridgewater - Oct
West Roxbury - Oct
Lowell - Aug
Harwich - Aug
South Yarmouth - Oct
North Dartmouth - June
Taunton - Sept
Townsend - Sept
Leominster - June
Acton - Oct
Bedford - Oct

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           Annual, Saturdays January to March

Wayland Winter Farmers Market
           Next Show Dates (when confirmed):
Contacts       Website:       Email:       Phone: ,
Location: Russell's Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Rd., Wayland,
Hours: Sat 10 - 2       Admission:      
Sponsored by: , ,
New England farmers will bring their own hand spun and hand dyed yarn, roving, top, raw and washed fleece. Finished products include woven, knit and felted items, including the Baaay State Blanket.

           Annual, Saturday late March

           Next Show Dates (when confirmed): March 26, 2016
Contacts       Website:       Email:       Phone: , (781) 259-2200
Location: Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 S. Great Rd., Lincoln, 01773
Hours:       Admission: $13      
Sponsored by: , ,
Join us for our annual festival featuring fiber, food, and fun! Bask in the beauty of Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm, the perfect setting to delight in all things sheep.

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           Annual, in April

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
           Next Show Dates (when confirmed):
Contacts       Website:       Email:       Phone: Tina Ingraham, (888) 699-6309
Location: DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester, 01608
Hours: Thur & Fri 10 - 6, Sat 10 - 5       Admission: $10      
Sponsored by: MS Productions, Inc., Westlake,
Display Gallery, Special Events, Classes, Make-It Take-Its, Stage Presentations, Prize Drawings, Fashion Show, Vendors

           Annual, Saturday in April

Sheepshearing Festival
           Next Show Dates (when confirmed): April 30, 2016
Contacts       Website:       Email:       Phone: ,
Location: Gore Place Estate, 52 Gore St., Waltham, 02453
Hours:       Admission:      
Sponsored by: , ,
This outdoor farm festival has become a family favorite and a tradition throughout the region! Enjoy demonstrations of sheep-shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving and gardening on a beautiful 50 acre estate. Large crafts fair, live entertainment, historic demonstrators, games and farm animals. Wagon rides and museum tours (additional charge). Food vendors on site

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           Annual, 4th Sat & Sun, May

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair
           Next Show Dates (when confirmed): May 28 & 29, 2016
Contacts       Website:       Email:       Phone: ,
Location: Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Rd., Cummington,
Hours: Sat 7 - 5:30, Sun 6:30 - 4       Admission: $6 per car      
Sponsored by: , ,
One of the oldest of all the New England sheep fairs, the Cummington fair is a fun and affordable way to spend a day with family and friends discovering one of the oldest industries in the world. Shepherds, spinners, weavers, and other fiber artists come from all over the Northeast to demonstrate their skills and sell their handmade fiber products. But the sheep are the real stars of it all, and there will be hundreds of them attending, both meat and wool breeds. They will be joined by a host of other fiber animals, including angora rabbits and goats, llamas, and maybe even a yak or two! Other festival highlights include sheep dog trials, spinning and weaving contests, a fleece sale, fiber workshops, a shearing service, live music, and workshops for kids. Breakfast and lunch items will be available at the food booth, including the popular lamb bits.

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West Springfield
           Annual, early November

Fiber Festival of New England
           Next Show Dates (when confirmed): Nov. 5 & 6, 2016
Contacts       Website:       Email:       Phone: ,
Location: Mallary Complex, Eastern State Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, 01089
Hours:       Admission:      
Sponsored by: New England Sheep & Wool Growers Assn., West Springfield,
More than 150 New England exhibitors will be showcasing their products including clothing, quilts, blankets, rugs, looms, spinning wheels and more. Workshops on felting, spinning, punch needle, Tunisian crochet, rug hooking and more will be held both days. In addition to being an ideal holiday shopping opportunity with handmade items from over 200 vendor booths, Fiber Festival is a great educational experience for visitors to learn how animals contribute to the fiber industry through live displays of llamas, alpacas, sheep, and rabbits.

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