Estes Park Wool Market, June 8-9, 2013
Estes Park is home to one of the largest all-natural fiber markets in North America. Wool Market features demonstrations, contests, a children’s tent, exhibits and the sale of fiber animals and products from their wool. Now in its 23rd year, the market draws more than 10,000 spectators during the two-day mid-June event.
Watch as an announcer provides play-by-play explanations of the many herding techniques by sheep herding canines used by these animals and their handlers. In the Children’s Tent, visitors — young and old alike — participate in rope weaving, spinning and loom weaving.
Shopping? Oh, yes – More than 50 booths for shopping, products, supplies, finished garments, fiber processing equipment, rovings, yarns and more!
Demonstrations during the weekend include shearing, fiber preparation, spinning and weaving. You can even learn how to pack a llama for hiking or hunting. Sheep, llama, alpaca, and Cashmere & Angora goat competitions and fleece contests are held throughout the weekend. For the shoppers, more than 50 booths are filled with fleeces, raw fibers, novelty knitting and crocheting yarns, as well as finished coats, scarves, hats, shawls, and fiber processing equipment.