Natural Fiber Extravaganza Schedule

Farm Bureau Exposition Center • 945 East Baddour Parkway • Lebanon, TN 37087

Downloadable Education Schedule (pdf)

Saturday July 10, 2021

7:30 a.m.Doors OpenFarm Bureau Exposition Center
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.AOA Registration Booth and Store OpenMain Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.Fleece Judging (Closed to Public)Knoxville Room
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Seminars (Included with the Purchase of a Weekend Pass)Chatanooga/Memphis Room
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Workshops (Requires Registration)Varies
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Vendors and Marketplace OpenMain Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Alpaca Yoga — Free to First 50 RegistrantsBehind the Main Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Alpaca Selfie BoothMain Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Petting ZooPop Smartt Barn
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Fastest Crochet Competition — Open to All, No Registration RequiredMain Exhibit Hall Stage
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Knitting with Chopsticks — Open to All, No Registration RequiredMain Exhibit Hall Stage
11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.Annual Luncheon and Keynote Speaker (included with weekend pass)Chattanooga/Memphis Room
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Alpaca 101 — Open to All, Register Online
If you are a new alpaca owner or interested in alpaca ownership, this class is for you! Free to attend!
Chattanooga/Memphis Room
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Fashion ShowMain Exhibit Hall
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Fleece Room Reveal and Social (included with weekend pass)
  • Fleece Show Awards
  • Fleece Room Open
  • Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar
Chattanooga/Memphis Room

Seminar and Workshop Schedule

Registration for a weekend pass is a bargain at only $150! The weekend pass includes your choice of seminars in the Chattanooga and Memphis rooms, Friday Night Meet & Greet, Annual Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, and the Saturday Evening Fleece Reveal and Social.

Workshop registration fees vary. If you wish to attend only workshops, you do not need to buy a weekend pass.

Schedule subject to change. All times CDT.

Register for weekend seminar pass and workshops


July 10
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   Chattanooga/MemphisVendor AreaClassroom 1Classroom 2 
8:00 a.m. Easy Hand Warmer Design
by MarySue Moore
Cost $45
Agritourism: The Value it Brings to Your Farming Business
by Shelly Walsh
 Spinning with a Drop Spindle for Beginners
by Sue Gazell
Cost $55
 8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.   8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.Wet-felted Beret
by Vickie Clontz
Cost $90
30 minute lunch break included
 Weaving to Show Off Your Amazing Fiber!
by Jennifer Myka
Cost $95
Intro to Wool
by Justin Near
Cost $50
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.Introduction to Needle Felting
by Angela Turner
Cost $70
From Lab to Farm and Back Again: How Alpacas Can Help Biomedical Research
by Dr. Brian Wadzinski
 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.Spin Like a Peruvian
by Sue Gazell
Cost $55
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.Annual Meeting and Luncheon  11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. Free Form Weaving Using Bobbin Lace Techniques
by Sally Brandon
Cost $40
  12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Building Fibersheds & Replicable Sustainable Textile Systems
by Rebecca Burgess
  12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.Get Wired! Adding Arms & Legs to Your Needle Felting
by Beth Collier
Cost $60
Introduction to Neck Tensioned Knitting
by Sue Gazell
Cost $50
Intro to Weaving
by Justin Near
Cost $90
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.Fiber Mill Discussion Panel2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.Alpaca 101
by Char Johnson
Begins at 2:45 p.m.
Free to attend either virtually or in person
Register Online
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.   Fashion Show  4:00 p.m.
   Chattanooga/MemphisVendor AreaClassroom 1Classroom 2