Fiber artists living in Monroe go to Fiber Fest.Everyone living in Monroe is invited to come learn more about the fiber arts at Fiber Fusion Northwest 2019. This two day event takes place every year on the third weekend of October. This year, it will be October 19th and 20th in the Commercial Building and Display Hall at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free, so come anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday or 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

This event exists to bring awareness to natural fibers and fiber arts. Come meet breeders, artists, and others in fiber related businesses living in Monroe and in the surrounding areas. Watch free demonstrations, take part in a variety of classes, view live animals, shop for yourself or for gifts at more than 70 fiber related vendors, and take a look at a fiber arts show. Shop at the fleece sale and learn more about alpaca, llama, wool, mohair, and angora. Experience a spin-in, watch weavers, knitters, and those who crochet hard at work. Ask questions and be inspired to head home and work on some creations of your own. Grab lunch or an early dinner from one of the food vendors that will be located outside the commercial building.

There will be something for all ages at Fiber Fusion Northwest. Take a look at the website to plan your time. Find a complete schedule of events, information about classes and workshops, and details about vendors. Consider volunteering to help make this event a success. It is a great way for those participating in 4-H to get community service hours and to help promote the club. Consider becoming part of a committee for next year’s show or to help out with the event itself. It is a rewarding way to give back to the community.