Harvest Fiber Festival Showcases Fiber Arts and Life on the Farm in Dennison

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On October 2 – 3, 2022,  Now in its second year the Harvest Fiber Festival brings fiber front and center in a fun and engaging way. Sheep will be grazing on their pastures, llamas will be walking on paths, fiber enthusiasts will be drooling, squeezing and touching all sorts of fiber and fiber arts from 15 vendors from the Midwest.  There also will be food trucks for the people to graze, games and crafts for kids to do and learn about fiber and life on the farm. 

All this fun will take place at the Harvest Hill Acres farm (7477 400th Street, Dennison MN, 55018) near Cannon Falls. Dean and Diana Treangen are the owners of this farm. 

Event Details:

Dates: October 1– 2, 2022 (rain or shine)

Times: Saturday, 10/1: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10/2: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Activities:

  • 21 fiber arts and other vendors from Minnesota (many local), Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa
  • Free games and crafts for kids
  • Live animal viewing
  • Fiber Craft Demos
  • Walk the Llamas ($5.00 fee)
  • Food Trucks (Blondies and Local Plate )
  • Farmers Market on SUNDAY

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Treangens to pivot. In 2020, they both lost their management jobs at the Minnesota Zoo. At that point, Dean chose to retire and dedicate his time to tending to the farm full-time. Diana redirected her efforts to turn a fiber hobby into a sustainable agriculture business opportunity. The craft room connected to the barn became a yarn store. The fiber from their sheep and llamas are used in the products produced on the farm. Vendors are friends and local producers in the area. The Harvest Fiber Festival now in its second year.   

For more info and daily updates, check out the Harvest Hill Acres Facebook page.

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