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Jay County Fiber Fest and Spin-In, Mar. 11-12, 2016

February 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Gyneth Augsburger
Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau

The Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau will hold its 13th Annual Fiber Fest & Spin-In Friday March 11 and Saturday March 12, 2016 at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 East Votaw Street, located in Portland, Indiana.

The 2-day event devoted to the fiber arts will include classes, hands-on activity, and demonstrations. On Friday at 7:00pm Susan McFarland, will be giving a lecture, Rare Breed in the USA, Teeswater. On both days there will be an opportunity for both boy and girl scouts to earn a fun patch. Homemade food is also available both days.

For more information or to register for classes please visit our website or contact Gyneth Augsburger at the Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau, 260-726-3366 or email

Date Activity Hours Admission Fee

Thursday, March 10 Classes by pre-registration 5-8pm not open to Public

Friday, March 11 Open to the public 10-5pm $1.00 (6 & under Free)

Friday, March 11 Classes by pre-registration 9am-4pm

Friday, March 11 Scout Patch Day 10am-7 pm $3-scout patch

Friday, March 11 Lecture by Susan McFarland 7pm-8pm

Rare Breed in USA – Teeswater

Friday, March 11 Limberlost Naturalist 12pm-2pm

Friday, March 11 Recyclable Crafts Time varies

Friday, March 11 Demos all day – Sheep Shearing-Petting Zoo-Storytelling, and more

Saturday, March 12 Open to the public 9am-4pm $1.00 (6 & under Free)

Saturday, March 12 Classes by pre-registration 9am-4pm

Saturday, March 12 Scout Patch Day 9am-4pm $3-scout patch

Saturday, March 12 Limberlost Naturalist 12pm-2pm

Saturday, March 12 Recyclable Crafts Time Varies

Saturday, March 12 Demos all day – Sheep Shearing – Petting Zoo – Storytelling and more

The Fiber Fest & Spin-In will feature fiber artists of all descriptions. There will be vendors of all kinds of fibers, from the common to the exotic, including wool, mohair, angora, flax, alpaca, cotton, silk and even buffalo! Other related items will be for sale including sweater yarn and equipment for all fiber crafting needs.

This is an opportunity to observe fiber artists in a relaxed atmosphere and to purchase their products. Due to increased interest we have expanded to a second building where we will be including additional opportunities for our youth from face painting to creating a craft from recyclables. There will also be the Jay County Legacy Quilt Display in honor of our states Bicentennial year.

A special Thank You to our Sponsors: Annette Alexander/Raymond James and Richards Restaurant.