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

we put together a fabulous, diverse, and dynamic market! The Fair is all about making people feel good about the work of their hands. You see, many of us learned our fiber art back when we were young. When you have been doing something since you were 7, or 8, or 10, it is easy to lose sight of its value. It becomes second nature when we spend a lifetime honing our skills. Conversely, those of us who come to fiber arts later in life tend to be self-conscious - we apologize for our work instead of taking delight in it. So, we have a Fiber Art Fine Art Show, Handbag Exhibit and a Marketplace that fuels our passion and delights our senses with both supplies and materials as well as finished goods.

when:  August 1-3, 2014
where: Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL
            (YES - it is air conditioned!)
times:  Fri & Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm
admission: $10/day or 3/$25. Kids 10 and under are FREE
                  FREE PARKING!


market hours:

Times: Fri: 10am-6pm
            Sat: 10am-6pm
            Sun: 10am-4pm

The market is located in a 65,000 square foot AIR CONDITIONED event building. All booths are 10' x 10'.

Booth Fees: Are date-dependent, so get your application in early and $AVE!

Demographics: 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/mail list is currently 6,200+ strong and growing! It breaks down to: 52% IL, 33% out of state (we have 49 states represented...Do you live in Delaware? Sign up and make it 50!), and 15% e-mail only. We've had folks attending the Fair from Spain, France, Canada, Australia and Germany, as well as those who come in from all over the USA.

Advertising: We understand the value of advertising! In 2012 we advertised in (in no specific order): Handwoven, Spin Off, Interweave Knits, Knit 'N Style, Knit Simple, Knitter's Review, the Daily Herald, Love of Knitting, Madison Knitter's Guild Newsletter, McHenry County Living, the Northwest Herald, Ravelry, the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Tribune, Vogue Knitting, Handweaver's Guild of America, Facebook, Maryland S&W Program, and Pittsburg Knit & Crochet Show Program. In addition, we have loyal fairgoers that post about us all around the internet and in guild newsletters.


And, to keep up to date with Fair plans, sign up for our e-mail list. 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.

THANK YOU for your interest in the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair!

"MFFAF is one of the best organized shows I've ever done. THANK YOU!" -- Linda Zepere, Claymates Pottery, Market Vendor

"I had a wonderful experience this past summer."-- Sarah Iosue,
Mia Bella Yarn & Accessories, Market Vendor

"Yours was the best fiber fair that I've ever been to"
   comment on survey

"This event truly has changed my life for the good, and I am thrilled to be considered a charter member."
Lorna White, IL

Celebrating the Work of Your Hands
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