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.

Red Creek Farm Border Collies Herding Demonstrations

Returning in 2021! On Sunday, bring the whole family to watch Carol Anne Bailey’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.

Educational Opportunities

If you want to learn more, visit with representatives of the John C. Campbell Folk School and Local Cloth all weekend long to see what opportunities are available in our craft-rich area.  You’ll find them in the long hall near the main entrance of the Davis arena.

This is just a sampling of the demonstrations going on all around you.  We have the 2023 schedule up with confirmed times and places with the vendors and artists.