Thursday, February 17, 2011

So much to enjoy...

 When you visit the Michigan Fiber Festival, there is so much for the whole family to enjoy.

 Visit the Antique tractors and farm implements, see the sheep herding demonstrations and watch many of the sheep get sheared.  There is a variety of food vendors and live entertainment too.

Now, as we share our photos from the Michigan Fiber Festival 2010, are you already wishing for August 2011 to get here?  We are too!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers for the 2011 Michigan Fiber Festival which will be held August 17-21, 2011.  Please contact the Michigan Fiber Festival Office if you are interested in being a volunteer for our great event.

Camping check-in:   
Volunteers are needed  Tuesday - Friday .    
Campers who have pre-registered will have completed paperwork that you will just need to hand them.  If someone has not pre-registered, you will need to collect their camping fee(s)  and stamp their camping pass for number of days camping.  Camping check-in is open from 9am to 8pm on these days so we have many volunteers  opportunities  in this area. 

Hospitality Area:   
Volunteers are needed  Wednesday - Sunday mornings.   
This involves getting the coffee and hot water started.  Volunteer(s) would need to be available each morning at 7:30am.

People Choice Awards/Hospitality Area:    
The People Choice Awards is a new event that will be held in Building 8 on Saturday and Sunday.  Building 8 will also be used this year as a hospitality area.  We will need volunteers to make sure there is coffee, water and to keep an eye on the Art Show and the People Choice Award entries.

Workshop Check-in:   
Volunteers  in this area are needed Wednesday - Saturday 8:00am to 9:00am and noon to 1:00pm.   
This involves asking workshop participants their name, locating their file and giving them direction to their first class.

Promotional Booth:   
Help working in our promotional booth.

This involves taking photos of workshops, animal shows, demos (dog herding, sheep and goat shearing) children's costume parade etc.

Wool Fleece Competition:   
Volunteers are needed on Friday night 5:30pm to 8pm to help with check-in and then on Saturday 8:00am to 3pm for the judging.

Skein Competition:   
Volunteers are needed on Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm to help check-in of entries and to assist with the judging.

Art Chair:
Volunteers needed for several 2-hour shifts for the Art Show on Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm each day. It’ll be in Building 8, and we are next to the Hospitality area.
You can bring your knitting-crochet-spinning-etc as long as you can do it and talk with people about the Art Show. (There’ll be LOTS of good art to talk about!)

The contact information for the Michigan Fiber Festival Office is:
Michigan Fiber Festival Inc.
P.O. Box 744
Hastings, MI. 49058
269-948-2497 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              269-948-2497      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Festival 2011Workshops Aug. 17 ~ 21
Festival Aug. 19 ~ 21