In 2018, the first year of the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest, the organizers attracted 750 people on Saturday and 325 people on Sunday, to a tiny town in the mountains of Alleghany County. Many of our vendors expressed their desire to "make a vacation of it" next year, because of the beautiful area, the many opportunities for recreation and the hospitality of the townsfolk.
We expect our numbers to grow.
In 2019, the second year of the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest, people came in droves in the pouring rain (over both days). No “official” count is available for 2019 - we are still learning and perfecting our organization.
If you are a volunteer agency and would like to help work with the festival organizers, please get in touch. If you would like to sponsor something to do with this festival, please send an email. We gratefully accept offers of donated equipment or space, treats or water for our vendors, and help with organization and parking.