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Spinners Kate Stoddard and Ellen Sullivan of Ronkonkoma at the 2014 Fleece and Fiber Fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Spinners Kate Stoddard and Ellen Sullivan of Ronkonkoma at the 2014 Fleece and Fiber Fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Ever wanted to witness a llama race its way through an obstacle course? Fear not, because the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is coming to Riverhead.

The two-day event will bring an array of activities to Hallockville Museum Farm this weekend including basketweaving, quilting, shearing, and sheep herding. Visitors will learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into finished pieces of clothing and art while interacting with the livestock on display. The fair includes two full days of demonstrations, hands-on learning, and handmade products for sale. In addition, food vendors will sell a variety of freshly prepared lunch items throughout the day.

For the safety of all animals on display at the event, pets are not welcome.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5-12, and free for kids 4 and under. The family rate of 2 adults + 2kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids, is $15.

All admission fees directly support the not-for-profit educational mission of Hallockville Museum Farm

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