About The Great Lakes Fiber Show

 

Our Mission

The Great Lakes Fiber Show seeks to promote fiber arts and related animal husbandry: educating and encouraging people of all ages to pursue traditional and innovative fiber crafts, and improving the care and management of animals related to fiber production.

 

The Key Facts

  • For more than a quarter-century, the Great Lakes Fiber Show has been held every year on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
  • The show runs Saturday from 10am–5pm and Sunday from 10am–4pm.
  • Admission is free and you’ll find food vendors on the grounds, including delicious lamb sandwiches.
  • You’ll find the show at the Wayne County Fairgrounds — a well-kept facility with superior buildings for vendors. All streets on the grounds are blacktopped.
  • Nearly 100 vendor booths feature raw fiber to finished items; spinning, weaving, and knitting/crocheting supplies; fiber-related craft goods; and more.
  • Enjoy the wool fleece show and sale, a skein competition and a garment competition — or one of the free demonstrations and kids activities.
  • Register for a workshop to take a deep dive into a craft or technique.
  • The Great Lakes Fiber Show depends on a dedicated steering committee and these great volunteers —
    • Wool Show and Sale — Algonquin Spinners & Weaving Guild
    • Workshops — Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild
    • Skein Competition — Algonquin Spinners & Weaving Guild
    • Garment Competition — Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers Guild
    • Just for Fun kids activities — Mindy Belmont Knitting Guild
  • Camping is available at the fairgrounds.