Fall Fiber Festival. Nothing better!

If you've never been to a fiber festival, you're missing out. And if you've never been to a fiber festival in the fall, you need to mark your calendar for next years Fall Fiber Festival & Sheepdog Trials at James Madison's Montpellier in Orange Virginia.

First and foremost, there are vendors. Lots if vendors

Selling raw fibers, yarns, finished products and anything else related to knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving or any other fiber art you could dream of.

Then, there are the animals. You can see where different animal fibers come from.

Angora rabbits.

Mohair goats.


And of course sheep, sheep and more sheep!

Once shopping has been completed, I grab something from one of the vendors to eat and go veg-out in front of the sheepdog trials. It is truly amazing to watch. The skill these dogs have is amazing.

It is worth the price if admission just to watch these working animals do their thing.

So even if you can't get to Virginia next fall. Make sure to search out some sheepdog trials near you. You won't be disappointed!