An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 27, 2023
Fiber Arts Weekend returns to The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 & 27 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Visitors will find a variety of demonstrations, exhibits, sales, and hand-on activities of spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, and other textile related activities will be occurring throughout the museum both days. Those participating in the weekend event include members from the Fenimore Quilt Club, Susquehanna Valley Quilters, The Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society, Butternut Valley Spinners, Cherry Valley Spinners and Fiber Artists, and many additional talented individuals. Exhibitors will have items to sell including chenille scarves, quilts, wool and alpaca products, as well as pottery, and other local crafts. Our own museum interpreters will be demonstrating a variety of textile techniques, as well as providing hands-on activities for visitors. Todd’s General Store will have a variety of woven items available for sale that have been made by the museum’s textile interpreters.
In the Main Barn, view the exhibit Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers which celebrates the role children played on family farms from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit features photographs of several families who live in the region.
Admission: $15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free. Purchase tickets at the museum on the day of the event. Free museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
Visit Fenimore Art Museum on the same day–located just across the street! Get two great museums for one low price when you purchase a two-way ticket for $25 or $22.50 seniors. Two-way tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk of either museum. See Fenimore’s popular summer exhibitions featuring M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations, and others–as well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.