9th Annual Fiber Festival of New England kicks off in West Springfield

Hampden County

Hundreds of people escaped Saturday morning’s rain by shopping for handmade products. 

The 9th Annual Fiber Festival of New England kicked off in West Springfield today.

The weekend-long festival is held at the Eastern States Exposition and features 200 vendors of wool and natural fiber products.

22News spoke with Rose Garbien, a vendor who said what she looks forward to most each year is seeing familiar faces, “I’m in a new booth this year. I’m in a corner spot which I like. It’s very visible. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of old customers. I do have a lot of repeat customers that come for my soap specifically.”

Clothing, quilts, rugs and more will be showcased and on sale throughout the weekend. Also featured at the festival: workshops on spinning and crocheting.

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