Clark Countians leading eighth-annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

Published 12:25 pm Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hats, mittens, and socks oh my! Lexington will soon be splashed with color this weekend as the eighth annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival (KSFF) is coming to Masterson Station Park Saturday and Sunday.

KSFF is the premier location to see the newest trends in all natural fibers ranging from wool, mohair, alpaca, buffalo, angora rabbit and so much more.

More than 80 fiber artists from all over the country will be displaying unique products ranging from knits to baskets. Visitors will be amazed at the vast array of raw fibers, handspun yarns, handmade fiber tools and one-of-a-kind products.

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Festival director Sarabeth Parido and board member Kelley Yates are from Winchester.

The festival offers demonstrations for beginners and the most experience. Workshops are offered on producing, processing and marketing fibers, as well as how to use them in weaving, crocheting, knitting and felting. Enjoy shearing demonstrations as shepherds share their love for their animals and their farming lifestyle.

KSFF is dedicated to supporting not only fiber artists, but also local foods. Enjoy the beautiful view from atop Masterson Station Park while enjoying savory local foods from for brunch or dinner.

Visitors can enter the festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and children 12 & under are free.

Free shuttles will also be offered to the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials.