Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair

From: Deborah
Sent on: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:56 PM

Hey Pints 'n' Purlers,
Please let me know if you would be interested in going and on which day.  If we get enough interest, we can organize as a group.  If we don't, you can still go independently on the bus.
Deborah
Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair being held at the historic Hallockville Museum Farm on SatSunday, May 18-19
We're located in Riverhead, in the heart of the North Fork wine & agricultural region, just about 1.5-2 hours from NYC (depending on traffic!) and this year we've chartered a bus co-sponsored by Vogue Knitting, to bring fiber art enthusiasts out from the city to the fair. 

We have a variety of fiber vendors selling raw materials and finished products, demonstrations throughout the day including knitting, weaving, spinning, quilting, sheep herding, shearing, etc. etc. and fair attendees get to enjoy it all in a beautiful setting surrounded by 500 acres of preserved open space and farmland with historic museum buildings that date back to 1765.

You can find more info herehttps://www.facebook.com/LIFleeceandFiber

and here:http://hallockville.com/fiber_fair.html

and from there click the link to the NYC Fiber Bus if you'd like to book a seat on the bus.We set up the bus because so many fiber enthusiasts that live in the city expressed interest in coming, but didn't have a car. Public transportation to the East End of Long Island can cost $45 round trip and is unreliable in terms of departure/arrival times.So the bus we set up is $50 per person and includes roundtrip transport directly to the Fair, admission to the Fair and the convenience of an express trip.Plus Vogue Knitting is sponsoring the bus and everyone who buys a ticket will also get a goodie bag filled with lots of great stuff from Vogue and some of the other vendors here.

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