2020 brought Covid-19 challenges to fiber festivals throughout Oregon. While other festivals canceled one by one, the Prairie City Fiber Fest began to realize we could possibly be the only fiber festival in Oregon! Working with City and County officials almost daily, we were able to adhere to State-mandated requirements, and vendors who braved traveling here had a year even better than 2019, drawing buyers from across the Pacific Northwest! Because everyone complied with Covid-19 requirements, there were no new cases in Grant County following the festival! Hopefully 2021 will see Covid-19 on the decline and PCFF will host another robust festival.
Looking for a dynamic 2021 fiber festival in a small rural community? Come check out the Prairie City Fiber Fest located in eastern Oregon in Prairie City, population 900, or so. We offer a laid back atmosphere with lots of small town charm for talented fiber vendors, instructors, students, and visitors. No traffic or parking hassles, as everything is within walking distance from the main outdoor marketplace in the centrally located City Park. Stroll through the park marketplace, then check out more vendors in the adjacent Community Center and Youth Center buildings. You’ll find everything from raw fleeces and roving, to colorful plied yarns and finished handcrafted items. Be sure to stop at the Information table where we have Ewenique tees and totes for sale, and sign up for a workshop. A ‘spinning circle’ tent provides a shady place for anyone to sit and spin, knit, or crochet.
The Prairie City Fiber Fest happens every year during the last weekend of July. Our third annual event will take place July 23-25, 2021, with workshops starting on the 23rd, and vendors showing their wares on the 24th and 25th. Come join us for another fun-filled weekend of all things fiber!
July 24 & 25, 2021
9 am to 5 pm on Saturday
10 am to 4 pm on Sunday