From the animal fiber source, to the finished products,
come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship
The California Wool and Fiber Festival (CWFF) hosts one of the country’s oldest and largest wool shows, the California National Wool Show, held every year since 1926! (link to a sub-page explaining the wool show) The California National Wool Show draws 100s of fleeces from all over California and the nation for competitive judging culminating in our annual fleece sale! You are invited to observe the competition as the judge evaluates each entry and awards prizes in each class. There is a lot to be learned in listening to a knowledgeable judge comment on the condition, character, properties and uses of various fibers.
The Festival also features wonderful, creative vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations by Matt Gilbert, Angora rabbit fiber gathering demonstration by Charlie Lacey, and a delightful fiber arts show!
The California Wool and Fiber Festival (CWFF) takes place in conjunction with the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show in the picturesque Anderson Valley of Northern California. Visitors can enjoy various fair activities including livestock competitions, crafts, country living arts, and machinery as well as live music, rides and various food booths plus a Bar-B-Q on Saturday night! Also on the festival grounds, we are proud to have the Sheep Dog Trials that showcase some of the best herding dogs in the area. Settle into the covered stadium seating and spend some time admiring the amazing talents of these dogs and their handlers.