After a year off, the Cortland Repertory Theater is announcing its 9th annual Little York Fall Fiber Arts Festival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday October 9-10. Are you a knitter, weaver, or do you want to become one? Are you an early holiday shopper looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift? Are you just looking for a different way to spend a weekend afternoon away from home? It’s the good place!
This fine arts and crafts festival will be held at the Little York Pavilion in the Dwyer Memorial Park at 6799 Little York Lake Road in Preble. It will be hosted by the Board and Guild of Cortland Repertory Theater and the proceeds will go towards the seasonal expenses of the theater.
The festival opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 10. Many vendors from New York and neighboring states will be in attendance. These artisans offer a wide variety of fiber products for sale, including yarn and knitting supplies, raw wool and yarns for spinning, felting supplies and finished products, unique jewelry, decorations. handcrafted holiday and handmade clothing including sweaters, mittens, scarves, socks, hats and shawls. All-natural gift ideas will also be available, such as pottery, maple products, soaps and lotions, as well as homemade cheese and fudge.
Vendors will include representatives from: Ancient Threads Farm, B Bowls, Dan Tracy Drawings, European Sheepskins, Ewe-Wooly Yarn Co., Fat Yellow Dog Farm, Felt Goods, Glory Felt, Jake’s Gouda Cheese (Saturday only), Knit Buffalo, LLC (Saturday only), Larrabee Farms, Lochan Mor Farm, Marion Lutz, Namaste Knolls Fiber Arts, Otter Lake Farm & Fiber, Peartree Farm, Re Form It ee, S & S Syrup, Spinners Hill, Story Spun Yarns, Trinity Farm, Twisted Wool, Vegetarian Viking LLC, West Creek Family Farm, Wind Song Farm and forest chalet.
There is an entry fee of $ 5.00 for the benefit of the CRT. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The CRT Guild will have a refreshment counter with snacks, coffee and other hot drinks as well as light meals including hot dogs, sandwiches and a wide variety of soups. Face masks will be required from all participants and social distancing protocols will be in place. In addition, an air filtration system will operate on the second floor inside the theater.
Whether you are looking for projects for yourself or looking for unique gifts for friends and family to prepare for an exciting holiday season, this festival is sure to have something for everyone. Plus, you can support your favorite local theater in the process! For more information, call the Cortland Repertory Theater at 607-753-6161 or visit the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org.