Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

The Alice Austen House Museum and Flagship Brewery are relaunching Comfort Home, a hibiscus-infused Pilsner named after photographer Alice Austen's family home on the north end of Staten Island, to celebrate Pride Month. The celebration also commemorates the fourth anniversary of the Alice Austen House receiving its LGBTQ+ historic site designation. The celebration, which will … Continue reading Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

Fiber Fusion Northwest celebrates its 10th anniversary mid-October in Monroe, Washington

Alpaca (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're new at natural fiber arts, a veteran at these crafts, or just some who's curious, Fiber Fusion Northwest has something that covers your interests. Take classes, look at the live fiber animal exhibits, watch the fiber arts show, participate in a spin-in, and watch demonstrations. Fiber arts and … Continue reading Fiber Fusion Northwest celebrates its 10th anniversary mid-October in Monroe, Washington

2021 Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival sets tentative plans for October, moves to new location

Image by Alicja from Pixabay After a year's break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival plans to return in late October to a new location. It's moving from the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby to Linn County Expo Center at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany, Oregon, October 23-24. Plans … Continue reading 2021 Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival sets tentative plans for October, moves to new location

Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

Hand-dipped ice cream from a previous Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon (photo by Ben Nieves) For the first 49 years of its existence, the Oregon Country Fair drew thousands of people to a large field west of Eugene to enjoy live entertainment, food, and crafts. Last year, the fair celebrated its 50th anniversary by … Continue reading Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

Virtual Rose City Yarn Crawl continues through March 14

Image by Alicja from Pixabay The annual Rose City Yarn Crawl welcomes knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, felters, and anyone else who loves the fiber arts explore the shops in the Portland metro area. This year's event is different because of the COVID pandemic but still offers fun and excitement for fiber crafters. Participating shops in … Continue reading Virtual Rose City Yarn Crawl continues through March 14

2021 Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market opens March 20

Peaches at the downtown Vancouver Farmers Market in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Spring is coming! There's no better sign of it in Southwest Washington than when the farmers markets start opening. In Vancouver, the Downtown Farmers Market is opening on Saturday, March 20. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. … Continue reading 2021 Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market opens March 20