Festivals and Activities

    Fleece & FibreFest – Has been cancelled for 2015


Fleece & FibreFest has been cancelled for the 2014.  The decision was made at the end of our most successful event in May 2013 due to lack of vendors.  It is hoped that with appropriate vendor interest and support, we will be able to offer the free family event in May 2015.  We are sorry that we have been forced to make this decision for the 2014 season

Join us for Fleece & FibreFest on the last Sunday in May each year at Silmaril Farm in Grimsby as we host the annual event. Lots of activities for the whole family. There are displays of many fibre bearing animals such as sheep, angora goats, alpacas, and angora rabbits. Watch as our shearer removes the raw fleece/fibre and whitness the transformation of the raw material into spun yarn, as members of our local guilds participate in a spinning demonstration. Also on hand our knitters,weavers, and crafters that will take the hand spun yarns and create wonderful knit products, and crafty handmade items. There is a marketplace where knit and woven items are available for sale as well as a large selection of spun yarns, fibres and blends.  For the kids, there is a petting area where they can come face to face with friendly bunnies, lambs, goat kids, and baby chicks. A barbecue featuring Silmaril Farm products is available. There is also a cooking demonstration put on by students using lamb products and sampled by all in attendance. This free one-day event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. The event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the last Sunday of May. Hope to see you next year!


Enjoy a demonstration of sheep, goats, and alpacas being sheared.