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August 1, 2, 3, 2014 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL

The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair is now offering a sponsorship program to assist in the public promotion of and education about fiber arts.

In 7 short years the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair has experienced phenomenal success, attracting over 30,000 people from 49 states and 8 countries to shop, learn, and celebrate the fiber and folk arts and the work of THIER hands.

Why? According to a study reported in the Wall Street Journal in 2007, the fiber arts are experiencing a worldwide Renaissance, and over 53 Million Americans are now knitting. This growth continues. But we don’t stop there, unlike other events, we don’t specialize in one fiber art, but celebrate all fiber arts, thereby extending our audience and appeal. Your sponsorship will promote your business to our many fair attendees and provide web exposure!


  • The Fair is located midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, and close to Madison, WI. The population base for this local area is 10,000,000+.
  • Our e-mail list is at 6,731 and growing. We send e-news to the master list 1-2 times a month until about April. Then we send them out 3+ times a month, depending upon deadlines and announcements. Do It In Public e-mails go out twice each month.


Our sponsorship program has a level for every budget. All sponsorships include promotion of YOUR business!

Download Sponsorship Program Information


"Thank you for your vision and hard work to create such a wonderful and inspiring venue of the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair."
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"What a whopping success! Congratulations on a very well-organized comfortable and beautifully executed fair."
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"Yours was the best fiber fair that I've ever been to"
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"I came to the fair on Saturday and brought a friend. We had a swell time... buying and networking. I am thinking of vending myself next year..."
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"The fair was awesome we had a blast."
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Don't forget to sign up for our e-mail list and we'll keep you up to date with Fair plans. PLUS, your demographic information is helpful to us as we gain sponsorship. You'd be helping the Fair grow and we PROMISE that your information will be kept private. Click here to read our privacy policy.


Celebrating the Work of Your Hands
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Click here to experience a little "Fair Magic" from 2007