THE ART OF PRODUCING AND WORKING WITH NATURAL FIBERS AND TRADITIONAL CRAFT SKILLS WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE 9TH ANNUAL RHODE ISLAND FIBER FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR AT COGGESHALL FARM MUSEUM ON SATURDAY, MAY 20, FROM 10AM TO 4PM. AGAINST A BACKDROP OF A WORKING 18TH-CENTURY FARM, ARTISANS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WILL COME TOGETHER FOR A DAY OF PUBLIC CELEBRATION AND EXHIBITION.
IDYLLYIC SETTING FOR A FIBER FESTIVAL
Situated on 48 acres of pristine coastal farmland, Coggeshall Farm is a living history museum reflecting the lives of tenant farmers in the late 1700s.
During the festival, interpreters dressed in 18th-century clothing will mingle with visitors as they explore the historic farmhouse and outbuildings.
Observe craft demonstrations, purchase handcrafted items and natural fibers, and watch a master sheep shearer at work on Coggeshall’s own Gulf Coast Natives. Old-fashioned games, kids’ crafts, dance performances, acoustic music and great local food complete the scene.
COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES IN THE COGGESHALL COOK-OFF!
Last year's Coggeshall Cook-Off produced some inspiring desserts. This year's theme is rice pudding! A registration fee of $5 cash must be paid upon arrival at the Festival (in addition to ticket price). All registration fees will go toward cash prizes awarded to the winners.
We will offer prizes in three categories: Ages 12 and Under, Ages 13 to 17, and Ages 18 and up. Contestants must present their Cook Off item at the registration desk by 2 pm on Saturday, May 20. Registration fees in each category will determine the size of the cash prize in each category. Winners will be announced at 3 pm on Saturday, May 20.
For more information on the Coggeshall Cook-Off, Email Eleanor Langham.
FREE ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS
Admission to all of our major festivals is included with your membership (1 ticket for Individual members, 2 for Couples, up to 4 for Family Members and up to 6 for Sustaining Members). Non-members pay the regular weekend admission fee: $7/adults and $5/kids under 12, seniors 62+ and active-duty military. You can purchase your membership online or at the Festival. Non-member tickets are available at the gate.