Hallockville Museum Farm

Fleece & Fiber Festival on May 18:

One of Long Island’s

Largest Celebrations of Fiber Arts and Crafts 


Riverhead, NY (April 29) – Historic Hallockville Museum Farm on Long Island’s North Fork will host its annual Fleece and Fiber Festival on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, May 19).  The Hallockville Fleece & Fiber Festival is one of the largest celebrations of the fiber arts in the region and will feature dozens of fiber artisans showcasing their talents, demonstrating their traditional crafts, and selling their creations.

“We often describe the Fleece and Fiber Festival as an experiential arts and crafts fair that  takes visitors through the lifecycle of fiber – from sheep to sweater – but visitors will also enjoy displays and demonstrations of quilting, weaving, basketweaving and more,” said Heather Johnson, executive director of Hallockville Museum Farm.


Fleece and Fiber Festival Activities

Hallockville Fleece and Fiber Festival highlights will include:

  • Sheep and alpaca shearing demonstrations by Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Long Island Yarn and Farm. The shearing demonstrations are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.   
  • More than 30 vendors – including first-time exhibitors, popular returning crafts people and “indie dyers” — will be displaying and selling handcrafted wares at the festival, including specialty yarns; hand knit, crocheted and woven apparel; handmade baskets; and more.
  • A special embroidery exhibit in Hallockville’s Hudson-Sydlowski House will showcase exceptional works created by hand with needle and thread from decades ago up to the present day.   
  • Fiber arts demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day and include spinning, weaving, quilting, basketweaving, rug-hooking, knitting, crocheting and needlework, many of which will feature opportunities for visitors to try the craft for themselves.
  • A bilingual Spanish/English puppet show for children by Carmen Campos.
  • A dedicated children’s area will offer hands-on fiber activities.
  • Docents will lead fiber-focused tours inside historic structures on the 28-acre preserved farm homestead.  
  • Specially-curated fiber-themed raffle baskets.


Hours & Admission

Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Ave. in Riverhead. Hours for the Fleece &  Fiber Festival are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 (rain date Sunday, May 19).  Tickets are $10 for persons age 13 and older, children 12 and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at this link. The festival will be held rain or shine!


Hallockville Museum Farm

Hallockville Museum Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit organization comprised of a 28-acre preserved farm homestead in Riverhead, NY, listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Hallockville Museum Farm is dedicated to taking Long Island back to its family farming roots and exploring their relevance today.

For additional information about Hallockville Museum Farm please visit: www.hallockville.org.


Photos courtesy of Hallockville Museum Farm.


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