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Fleece, Skein, & Fiber Art  Competitions

Competitions are held in the Special Exhibit Hall

Competition entries will be accepted:

Thursday 4‐6 P.M. (the week of the festival)

During the festival:

Friday 10 A.M.‐4 P.M. & Saturday 9‐11 A.M.

All items need to be picked up by 4 P.M. Saturday after they have been judged. 

Adult: (18 years and older)

  • Fleece Wool (sheep)

  • Fleece Exotic (alpaca, llama, goat, angora)​

  • Fiber Arts ‐ 2 Divisions: Advanced & Beginner* with 7 Categories in each division:

  1. Wet Felted Item

  2. Needle Felted Item

  3. Fulled Knitted/Crocheted Item

  4. Knitted Item

  5. Crocheted Item

  6. Woven Item

  7. Other (Rug Hooking or Wall Hangings)

  • Skein ‐ 2 Divisions: Advanced & Beginner* with 7 Skein Categories in each division:

  1. Fine‐Single 

  2. Fine‐Plied

  3. Medium‐Single

  4. Medium‐Plied

  5. Bulky‐Single

  6. Bulky‐Plied

  7. Novelty

*Beginner = Less than 1 year experience


Youth: (under 18 years of age)

  1. Fiber Arts ‐ All Fiber Arts judged in one category

  2. Skein ‐ All Skeins judged in one category


Ribbons and Premiums:

Each category and in each division:  1st place ‐ $5.00   2nd place ‐ $3.00

Grand Champion: $20.00
5 Grand Champions will be awarded, one for each of the following:

  1. Fleece Wool

  2. Fleece Exotic

  3. Adult Fiber Arts: Beginner & Advanced combined

  4. Adult Skein: Beginner & Advanced combined

  5. Youth Fiber Art & Skein: Selected from pooling together all youth entries from both categories


General Rules and Requirements:

  • Competition entries will be accepted in the Special Exhibits Hall on Thursday 3-6 P.M., Friday 10:30 A.M.‐5 P.M., & Saturday 9‐11 A.M.

  • $3 Entry Fee per item.

  • Judging for the Fleece Competition will start Saturday at 11 A.M. in the Special Exhibits Hall and viewing of the Fleece Competition is encouraged.

  • Judging of the Skein, & Fiber Arts Competitions will be completed by 2 P.M. on Saturday, at which time winning entries will be announced.

  • Pick Up: Entrants in all competitions must pick up their items on Saturday from 2 P.M. ‐ 4 P.M. Any items not picked up will become the property​ of HHFF, Inc.

  • Every effort will be made to safeguard each entry; however, HHFF, Inc., assumes no responsibility for damaged, lost, or stolen entries.​

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Individual competition rules and requirements as follows

Skein Competition

  • All yarns must have been spun within the past 3 years.

  • Skeins must weigh at least 1 oz. and be tied with 3 figure‐8 ties.

  • Fiber content must be included on entry tag.

  • Intended use and skein weight/yardage must be included on entry tag.

  • Skeins must not display labels, tags, or any identifying markers.

Fiber Arts Competition

  • Fiber arts items must have been completed within the past 3 years.

  • Fiber content must be included on entry tag.

  • Techniques used must be listed on entry tag.

  • Items must not display labels, tags, or any identifying markers.

Fleece Competition

  • All fleece must be from the 2023/2024 shearing season with no more than 14 months growth.

  • The animal must be owned by the exhibitor.

  • All fleece must be skirted and free of chaff, burrs, and second cuts.

  • Fleece must be presented in clear plastic bags.

  • Fleece entered into the contest can also be sold through the HHFF Fleece Sale.​​​

Competition Fleece can also enter our Fleece Sale!  Click HERE for more details. 

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