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2024 AOA National Education and Fiber Conference
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How Well Do Your Fleeces Spin?

Enter the AOA National Spin-Off Competition
and find out!

Now is the time to register and mail in your fleeces for the 2024 AOA National Fleece Show, happening at the Boone County Extension Building in Burlington, Kentucky, July 10–13.


Fleeces shorn on or after 1/1/2023 are eligible to compete in the Spin-Off competition. The deadline to register for Spin-Off is May 15, and entries must be received no later than May 20.

For those who may not be familiar with the Spin-Off Competition, it is where participants submit 2 ounces of fleece for assessment by seasoned spinners. These judges spin the fleece by hand and provide feedback on its quality. including factors such as uniformity, ease of spin, and overall appeal. It's a fantastic chance to learn more about your fleece and receive a hand-spun sample.

Register for Spin-Off

Fleece Show

Register and submit your fleeces for the National Fleece Show by June 10 to receive discounted Early Bird pricing. General registration ends on June 25.

Register for Fleece Show

Innovative Fleece Assessment

The Innovative Fleece Assessment (IFA) is a scientific method for fleece judging that focuses on the potential end-product of the fleece. Registration for IFA will run until June 25.

The Fleece Show and IFA Show have separate registration links. Please note that one fleece can not be entered into both shows.

Register for Innovative Fleece Assessment

Fiber Arts & Skeins

Show off your skill and creativity by submitting your creations to the National Fiber Arts & Skeins show. Entries must consist of 50% alpaca fiber and should be shipped separately from fleece entries. Registration will be open until June 25. Entries can be shipped or brought directly to the show.

Register for Fiber Arts or Skeins

You can find further information and details regarding the AOA National Fleece show by visiting

AOA National Education And Fiber Conference

The AOA National Fleece Show is held in conjunction with the AOA National Education & Fiber Conference (NEFC) taking place July 14–16 in Burlington, Kentucky. Registration for NEFC seminars and workshops is open.

NEFC Sponsors

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