Upper Valley Fiber Fest

We headed out to the Upper Valley Fiber Fest in Troy, Ohio, this morning. The weather was a bit rainy and cool, but this festival is held indoors at the fairgrounds.  It’s not a big affair, but there is plenty of fiber and crafty fun.

These two Icelandic Sheep met us at the entrance.

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There were some very nice booths with friendly vendors! Hubby purchased a nice set of Mancare Hand Lotion and Man Soap from Virgil’s Soaps–they smell like root beer. 🙂

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Also,  some were displaying their crafts–spinning, weaving, paper making and needle felting.

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This vendor in particular caught my eye. He makes all sorts of jewelry items from Ohio flint.  He told us he digs the rocks, polishes and cuts them himself.  I fell in love with his Ohio shaped pieces and brought home a few as gifts.

Small local festivals like these are a great way to support local artisans and businesses.  I’m looking forward to more this summer! 🙂

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