Free demonstrations take place all the time at SAFF.  Watch as vendors and other festival-goers spin, knit, weave, crochet and felt throughout the event.  At particular times, vendors will demonstrate a special technique. The schedule is at the bottom of this page.

New in 2023!

Watch as Ian Wuscher demonstrates Sheep Shearing! You’ll find him on the Davis Arena ‘porch’ (that’s the covered area on the Airport Road side of the building) on Saturday at 1 pm.

Blue Ridge Border Collies Herding Demonstrations

Returning in 2023! On Sunday, bring the whole family to watch Dwight Parker’s amazing border collies.  These dogs will do that what they were born to do:  Herd sheep!

This demo will take place on the Covered Arena, just north of the McGough Arena on Sunday at 10 am, noon and 2 pm! Don’t miss it!

Drop in and Weave

Throughout the weekend you can try your hand at weaving with the WNC Fiber Handweavers Guild.  They’ll have looms set up near the main entrance of the Davis, In the long hall that runs from the atrium area near the information desk. Experienced weavers will be on hand to answer your questions as you try out the fascinating transformation from yarn to cloth.