AOA’s Fiber and Fiber Products Committee (FiberCom) is excited to announce the AOA Fiber Artist Marketplace taking place at the AOA Natural Fiber Extravaganza! FiberCom is calling on all artisans who are attending this national event in Nashville, Tennessee, to consider taking part in this exciting show attraction.
The AOA Fiber Artist Marketplace will be great exposure for your farm or fiber business and also offers the possibility to make money from your products. In addition to the opportunity to network with other fiber artists, you will have the chance to share and learn new ideas that may positively impact your business.
FiberCom’s goal is to establish the marketplace as an outlet for your alpaca fiber and encourages you to include items that showcase your creativity and artisanship. We are asking for handmade alpaca end-products and home-grown fiber which includes raw fleece (must be well skirted and presented in clean clear bags), rovings, and yarns. Other handmade alpaca related items such as artwork, jewelry, crafts, etc., are also welcome.
My name is Denise Coonley, and I am going to be your contact person for the Marketplace!! Last year’s Fiber Extravaganza was an absolute blast, and I’m sure this year’s event is going to be even better!!
It’s going to take all of us to make this a success, so please contact me if you can volunteer, or if you have any questions about products and how to prepare them for the Marketplace. If I don’t have the answers to your questions — I will find them and then share them with everyone.
My contact info is:
I’ll answer emails quicker than phone calls, but I’ll get back to any and all of you as soon as I am able.
Wilson County Exposition Center
945 East Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087
* $200 fine charged for every 15 minutes for any participant remaining in building after hours on check-in days.
* Participants are prohibited from setting up late or leaving early without show management permission.
Wednesday, July 17
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 18
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21
Starting 4:00 p.m.