It’s that time of year! Spend a nice spring day with the family at the festival! Here’s the schedule and other pertinent information:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Rain or Shine
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tolland Agricultural Center
Route 30, Vernon/Rockville, CT
GPS – 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT
$5 per carload!
Fiber Arts Contests
Chair: Ellen Gunther-Rodzen
Skein and Garment Contest Entry Form
Classes listed below. Drop-off Friday April 25th at Gold Building from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Items must be diplayed all day at festival and must be picked up between 3 and 4 PM Saturday. Ribbons and cash prizes; judging will be Saturday morning and is open to view by the public.
Junior (14 and under) and Adult Skein: Prizes provided by the Northeast Handspinners Association
Accessories: Hats, Scarves, Bags, Socks etc.
Garments: Sweaters, Shawls, Vests, Skirts etc.
1:30 PM in the Event Tent
Bring your wheel or spindle: Fiber will be provided
Thick and Thin
A Quick Guide to the 2014 Festival Grounds:
Elliot Building – Workshops, NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
Gold Building – Vendors, Contests, CSBA booth NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
Green Barn – Vendors
Greenhouse – The Creative Living Community of CT Greenhouse will be selling herbs, microgreens and greeting cards made by an adult with autism. Tours throughout the day through the greenhouse. Brochure
Pavilion Area – Food Vendors
Red Barn – Vendors, Seminars & Livestock
White Barn – Vendors
Event Tent – Demonstrations and Contests
Shopping All buildings except Elliot: Familiar vendors and a few new ones, many of them CT Farm businesses, will be selling fiber & yarn, crafts, livestock supplies, soap, spinning and weaving supplies and a variety of other items. Be prepared to shop and bring cash as not all vendors can accept credit cards.
Gold Building-All Day
CSBA Headquarters where you’ll find:
CSBA T Shirts, Sweatshirts, Bags – New logo items available this year!
CSBA Farm Signs – Vinyl coated aluminum signs with logo ($25)
The Connecticut Blanket & Door Prize- Beautiful, cozy blankets, custom woven with wool from Connecticut Farms, will be for sale. Entry forms for the blanket door prize available at the CSBA table. One entry per family. Drawing 3 PM
Various vendors are also in this building.
2014 Outdoor Events Listed by Location
Food Vendors – Our professional food vendors will have breakfast, lamb stew, lamb burgers, sausage grinders, beef burgers, chicken nuggets, fries, fried dough, egg rolls, vegetarian items, beverages and more!
Kids Korner – A place for children to explore many fiber activities and just have fun playing games. Sponsored by Windham Woolies and Bantams & Bunnies 4-H clubs.
2014 CT Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Free Outdoor Educational Seminars
All Day Kid’s Korner, sponsored by local 4-H clubs
10:00 CT Blanket Wool Quality Workshop Blanket Committee
10:00 Angora Rabbit Care and Grooming Wooly Buns
12:00 Alpaca 101 NE Alpacas
1:00 Sheep 101 Jean DeNapoli
2:00 Selecting Replacement Ewes Russ Robinson
10:00 Ask The State Vet Mary Jane Lis
11:00 NE Meat Conference Overview Joyce Meader
1:00 Treating Livestock with Herbal Remedies Judy Taylor
2:00 Making Felted Soaps Kathy Bombria
Event Tent (By White Building)
All Day Crochet Guild Dee
10:00 Making a Small Leash Rhoda Labroke
11:00 Weaving on a Peg Loom Dennie Burak
1:00 Fleece Selection for your Project Pam Blasco
2:00 Knitting with Mill & Handspun Yarn Leslie Alexander
All Day SCA Medieval Re-enactors
All Day Bobbin Lace Group
UCONN Cooperative System
The Connecticut Cooperative Extension System is a statewide, informal education system within the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Cooperative Extension educational programs and problem-solving assistance are based on the research of land-grant universities such as the University of Connecticut.
Cooperative Extension programs are delivered throughout Connecticut in one-on-one sessions, workshops, short courses, and demonstrations, and via satellite teleconference, print publications, videotapes, radio, newspaper, periodicals and the Internet. Educational programs and materials cover a wide range of subjects, with emphasis on animal health and agriculture, family, community, 4-H Youth development, food, nutrition, food safety, natural resources, land use, environment, plant agriculture, horticulture, and gardening.
Connecticut Cooperative Extension employees are located at the main campus in Storrs and in eight county Extension Centers. These eight centers are located in Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, and Windham County.
Extension Email Extension Website
GPS Address : 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT
The Tolland Agricultural Center is only a few minutes off of I-84 on Route 30 in Vernon/Rockville, CT.
FROM HARTFORD: Take I-84 East to Exit 67. At the bottom of the ramp turn left on to Rte. 31. Go a short distance to the junction with Rte 30. Turn right on to Rte 30 East and TAC will be 1/8 mile on your right.
FROM BOSTON: Take I-84 West to Exit 67. At the bottom of the ramp turn right on to Rte. 31. Go a short distance to the junction with Rte. 30. Turn right on to Rte 30 East and TAC will be 1/8 mile on your right.
On site parking fee of $5.00 per car.
No Dogs Allowed On Grounds except permitted service dogs for the disabled & Demonstration Dogs in designated area only.