Estes Park, Colorado is home to the Wool Market. The Wool Market is one of the largest all-natural fiber markets in North America, drawing more than 10,000 spectators during its two-day event.
Organization: Estes Park Chamber and Visitors Center
Dates: 06/08/2013 - 06/09/2013 update info
Time: 8:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Varies
Venue: The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park in Estes Park,CO
Contact: Estes Park Wool Market
Phone: (970) 977-9900
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 21st year, the market draws more than 10,000 spectators during the several day mid-June event.
- Estes Park Wool Market is open to the public and is located at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds
- Celebrated the second weekend in June
- Sheep dog demonstrations, food, music and more!
Overview:This fiber festival in the Rockies is a weekend full of exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and vendor booths. Learn to spin yarn or browse the Wool Market where cashmere, mohair, angora, and wool products are exhibited and sold.
Where: Estes Park Wool Market is open to the public and is located at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds
When: Celebrated the second weekend in June
Cost: The event is free. There is a $5 parking fee
Details: Demonstrations during the weekend include shearing, fiber preparation, spinning and weaving. You can even learn how to pack a llama for hiking or hunting. One of the most popular attractions is the Children's Tent where visitors of all ages participate in rope weaving, spinning and loom weaving.
Sheep dog herding and sheep shearing demonstrations are also quite impressive. These demonstrations are held four times a day while announcers provide play-by-play explanations. Judging contests of goats, rabbits, sheep, llamas, and alpacas, along with fleece contests are held throughout the weekend.