Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival
Steve and I want to thank everyone who helped make the 2018 Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival a success: volunteers, vendors and everyone who attended. This was our 11th festival and one of the most challenging yet.
As many of you know, I had a health crisis last summer and this spring Steve was diagnosed with cancer. Although, he has a good prognosis, we feel that it is time for us to step back and spend less time on the festival and more time with family.
Due to these issues, I regret that I will be unable to manage the 2019 Middle TN Fiber Festival. It is my hope that someone or some group will step up take on the festival. I am willing to share my knowledge, festival materials and act as a consultant, but not be actively involved in planning or management.
To complicate the issue, our attendance has been down in the past several years. It is my belief that the Kentucky festival, the weekend before our festival has pulled our attendance. Additionally, The Alpaca Association put on The Fiber Extravaganza in in mid-July of this year. It was held in Lebanon, TN (about the same distance east of Nashville as Dickson is West). It is my understanding that they plan to hold it again in 2019. I don’t think this area can support 3 festival in two months’ time. My suggestion is to either move the festival earlier to April or to combine the festival with the Alpaca Extravaganza. However, that will not be my call.
If you are interested in putting on the festival next year, please contact me.
Thank you all for your support over the years.
Other Fiber Festivals
Natural Fiber Extravaganza , Lebanon, TN July ??, 2019
Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip Vicksburg, Mississippi September 21 & 22, 2018
Fiber in the Boro Murfreesboro, TN November 3, 2018
Oxford Fiber Arts Festival, Oxford, Mississippi January 25-26, 2019