A day of all things fiber, WOOLFEST marries our traditional sheep shearing weekend with our fiber festival. Bring the whole family for a day of fun including talks and demos on fiber animals, spinning, weaving, carding, and natural dyeing. Watch expert sheep shearer Fred DePaul transform our flock, and save some time for our sheepherding demos. Visit a variety of fiber vendors, and we’ll have face-painting, balloon animals, food, and live music to keep everyone occupied. Plus, don’t forget those baby animals in the Round Stone Barn!

Interested in being a vendor?

2020 WOOLFEST Application


Consider yourself a graphic genious? Why not try your hands at creating Hancock Shaker Village’s WOOLFEST poster? Have fun and win $250 while you’re at it. It’s easy: Follow the rules below, send in your entry, and the winner will be selected in March. Artwork will be showcased during WOOLFEST.

Send your entry to Kristen.

Poster contest rules


KNIT & SIP: Arm Knit a Blanket

April 25
Time: Coming Soon!
Fees: Coming Soon!

Make a beautiful chunky knit blanket using no knitting needles—just your arms. This workshop includes light snacks with wine and a private tour of Shaker textiles in our collection, some rarely seen by the public.

NEEDLE FELTING: “Paint” with Wool

Sunday, April 26
Session 1: 10 am–12 pm
Session 2: 1–3 pm

FEE: Coming Soon!

Learn the basics of needle felting and create a wool “painting” of a country scene, using locally sourced and dyed wool fibers—including some from sheep at the village. Instructor: Deb Boyd. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

WOOLFEST Vendors 2020

(list subject to change)

Done Roving Yarns

Fairy Tale Farm

Hands & Heart Farm

Moonfaerie Designs

Marble Meadows

BH Upcycled Designs

Cone 6 Designs

Buchanan Fiber Co.

Wing & A Prayer Farm

The Warm Ewe

The Kangaroo Dyer




We are located at 1843 West Housatonic St. in Pittsfield.

Dates: Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Village is open
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Please be sure to park in our main lot.
The Leadership lot is reserved for accessible parking and those with permits.

$20 |     Adults
$18 |     Seniors
$8   |     Ages 13-17

Kids 12 and under are FREE courtesy of    BB_ameb_Pos_4C

Discounts available for AAA members, MTA cardholders, EBT cardholders, and active and retired US Military

Members visit anytime for FREE!  Join today.

Why support Hancock Shaker Village? Your membership supports renewable resources, local agriculture, respect for the environment, reducing consumption, a commitment to peace and equality, and fine craftsmanship.

Your support also makes programs like the WOOLFEST possible.

Questions? Contact Kristen.