Twist Fibre Festival

2017/08/19 09:00 - 2017/08/20 17:00
530 Rue Charles Auguste Montreuil, Sain-André-Avellin, QC, J0V 1W0 530 Rue Charles Auguste Montreuil, Sain-André-Avellin, QC, J0V 1W0

TWIST is an annual fibre festival in Quebec to showcase the world of fibre, featuring 125 vendors from all areas of the fibre industry. If you are the general public, an enthusiast, a fibre producer, a fleece animal breeder, an artist or a professional – this event is for you! There are also two days of workshops on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August, but you must register beforehand for these.

Cost: $10 – day / $15 – weekend (free for children 12 and under)

For more information: festivaltwist.org

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