Hartl Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo info@fiberartsfest.com


The Fiber Arts Festival was created to provide an event for gathering the fiber community, education about the fiber arts, and a marketplace for all things fiber related. Here are just a few things you can do at the Festival to be part of that!

New in 2023

we have two one-hour lectures from local expert Stephanie Anderson

Both free lectures will be in the main floor meeting room of the Butler Arena.

no registration needed

1:30 pm Saturday: Knitting Heroes

From Merit Emstad, who designed the first Selby mittens, to emigrants from the Nordic countries, knitters made an economic impact. These women helped give a sense of national pride, they hired women who at the time could not work outside of the home, they set the standards for the way we read patterns today, and they helped restore economies. This talk will bring light to the heroes.

11:00 am Sunday: Viking Clothing and Jewelry

Join historian and artist Steph Anderson for an hour long exploration of Viking era clothing and jewelry! From tunics and dresses to brooches and beads, Vikings dressed according to sex, age, and economic status. This talk will shed light on the traditions from 1,000 years ago.

At the Festival you can:

Try a new fiber technique

Do some shopping

Watch demonstrations

Take Classes