Natural Fiber Extravaganza Schedule

Wilson County Exposition Center

945 East Baddour Parkway • Lebanon, TN 37087

7:30 a.m.Doors OpenWilson County Exposition Center
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.AOA Registration Booth and Store OpenMain Exhibit Hall Lobby
8:00 a.m.Fleece Judging (Closed to Public)Knoxville Room
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Vendors and Marketplace OpenMain Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Seminar and Workshop Schedule (Requires Registration)See Below
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Alpaca Selfie BoothOutside Main Exhibit Hall
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Spinning Demonstration: Walking Wheel by Kim Caulfield
  • See how alpaca fiber is spun into yarn on an antique walking wheel, and maybe try spinning some yourself!
Main Exhibit Hall
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Meet & Greet and Mill Tour at New Era Fiber (Requires Registration)
  • Buses will be leaving at staggered times to transport members to New Era Fiber Mill
  • Choose one of the available time slots during registration
  • Food and beverages will be provided
New Era Fiber Mill

Seminar and Workshop Schedule

Event Registration is $150 to attend 3 days of seminars, July 13–15. Registration also includes the Friday night Meet & Greet and Mill Tour at New Era Fiber Mill, Saturday Luncheon, Saturday Keynote Speaker, and Saturday evening Fleece Reveal and Social.

Workshop registration fees vary and must be purchased individually. You do not need to purchase a week-end ticket to register for a workshop.

Schedule subject to change. All times CDT.

Register for the Natural Fiber Extravaganza and Workshops

TimeEast BuildingSchool House BuildingExpo Center
TimeEast BuildingSchool House BuildingExpo Center
   MemphisChattanoogaMain Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.Characteristics of Fiber: Evaluating Your Fleece
Wade Gease
Cost $20 • Limit 8
TBAEssential Oils and Alpacas
Dave Grembi and Jeanne Krause
Marketing Paca Poop
Chris Reachard
Weaving: Rigid Heddle
Christian Davies
Cost $60 • Limit 8
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.Agricultural Resources a Livestock Farm
USDA
Fiber as a Business: What Do We Do With It?
Norm Johnson
9:30 a.m. 
10:00 a.m.Beginning Spinning
Jennifer Bennett
Cost $75 • Limit 8
Marketing and Branding your Livestock Business 101
Wade Gease
Understanding Orthopedic Livestock Diseases/Lameness
Pierre-Yues Mulon, DVM, DES
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.TBALivestock Dental Diseases: Care and Prevention
Pierre-Yues Mulon, DVM, DES
11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break — Concessions Available Onsite

1:00 p.m.Dyeing Yarn to Make a More Unique Product
Elizabeth Taylor
Cost $40 • Limit 10
TBAPractical Marketing Tips for Your Farm
Jay Reeder
Is There A Fiber Farm In Your Future?
Patty Fuller
Designing and Knitting Irregular Triangular Shawls
Mary Sue Moore
Cost $25 • Limit 10
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.Livestock Chiropractic: Joint Relief
Alex M. Vear B.S. D.C.
Agricultural Grant Funding
USDA
 
2:30 p.m. 
3:00 p.m.Strategies for Maintaining a Healthy Herd
Char Johnson
 Knitting Chemo Patient Hats
Mary Sue Moore
Cost $25 • Limit 10
Drop Spindling
Jennifer Bennett
Cost $60 • Limit 10
3:30 p.m. 
4:00 p.m.     
4:30 p.m.