1st Annual Fiber Fair

Saturday, October 1st,
10 am - 5 pm
Spend a glorious day with friends along the banks of the Mohawk River. We invite all fiber arts including but not limited to: Weavers, spinners, knitters, basket making, rug hookers, quilters, crocheters, leather, fiber artists anyone involved in fiber!

used for fiber are welcome. Please see rules.

Please contact us if you would be interested in doing a workshop! (518) 887-5073 Co-sponsored by the Golden Fleece Spinning & Weaving Guild

Route 5S

Rotterdam Junction, NY
Exit 26 off NYS Thruway (518) 887-5073 mabeefarm@gmail.com

Mabee Farm Historic Site
1080 Main St., Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150 Tel: (518) 887-5073 Fax: (518) 887-5746 www.mabeefarm.org mabeefarm@gmail.com A property of the Schenectady County Historical Society

Dear fiber artist; I would like to introduce the 1st Annual Mabee Farm Fiber Fair taking place Saturday, October 1st from 10 am - 4 pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, in Rotterdam Junction, NY. The Farm has been eager to start a Fiber Fair and this year with the help of the Golden Fleece Spinners and Weavers Guild, our wishes have come true. We look forward to holding a yearly event to expand opportunities for fiber producers and consumers as well as educate the public in all aspects of fiber production and fiber arts. We invite all sorts of fiber arts including but not limited to: weaving, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, leather, needle arts, shearing etc. We also welcome anyone that would like to bring their fiber animals for display. (You must bring your own pen.) The Golden Fleece Spinners and Weavers will host a Natural Dyeing demo that day. Please contact me if you or your guild would be interested in holding a workshop. We encourage all guilds to hold their meeting that day and invite new memberships to your organization. We really want to make this a fun and pleasurable experience for everyone. For those of you who don’t know about the Mabee Farm Historic Site, I will give you some background information on the Farm. The Mabee Farm land was originally given to fur trader, Daniel Janse Van Antwerpen by the Mohawk Indians about 1670. Jan Mabee purchased the western portion from him in 1705 and it was handed down through generations of Mabees’. In 1993, a Mabee descendant, George Franchere donated the property to the Schenectady County Historical Society, along with scores of heirlooms and furniture. The farmstead includes the original main Dutch style stone house, a riverside Inn, slave quarters, a 1760 New World Dutch barn, a family cemetery (some graves dating back to the 1700’s) and other outbuildings. It is on the National Register of Historic Places & has the oldest house in the Mohawk Valley and one of the oldest in New York State. The site welcomes about 16,000 visitors per year through events and tours. The farm is located outside of Schenectady NY, along the banks of the Mohawk River. There is easy access from the NYS Thruway (exit 26) and the I-890. The farm has 2 flushable modern restrooms and will have a food vendor on site.

If you know anyone else who might be interested in joining us, please pass this on.
We look forward to seeing you on October 1st! Sincerely,

Pat Barrot (Site Manager)

October 1, 2011
Name:____________________________________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________________________ E-mail/address:__________________________Phone#__________________Cell: ________________ Tax ID# if you will be selling product:______________________________ Will you be? Selling Demonstrating Bringing animals

Brief description of your demonstration /animals or craft_________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

***Please include 3 photos (if you want photos returned they will be returned during show) of the handcrafted items you will be displaying, selling or demonstrating. Photos can also be emailed to: mabeefarm@gmail.com FEE: $35.00 for those selling their handcrafted merchandise. *Those who are demonstrating ONLY will not pay a fee, but are required to mail in this application. 8 ft. table & 2 chairs__________($10.00 additional, limited quantity) HANDOUT Would you like to appear in the handout given to the public? Yes////No If so, under what name________________________________________________________________ Telephone#_________________________ Type of art/craft/demo____________________________ AGGREEMENT I (we), the undersigned will be participating in the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s 1st Annual Fiber Fair and agree to all terms and conditions stated above and on additional rule page following. I will not hold the Mabee Farm Historic Site or any of its representatives responsible for any personal injury or property damage which might occur during attendance. I attest that my wares are hand-crafted and not manufactured or imported. I have disclosed exactly what I will be selling or demonstrating.
Artist/Crafter’s Signature____________________________________________Date:_______________

Please make checks out to: SCHS. Send to: Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1080 Main St., Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150. All entries must be received by July 1, 2011 at 5 pm. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: (518) 887-5073 or E-MAIL: mabeefarm@gmail.com More contacts: Dan at 729-7375 or Pam at 370-4719

●Set up on Saturday, October 1st from 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

NO SETUP ALLOWED AFTER 9:30 a.m. All vehicles must be moved to parking area.
●Breakdown at 5 p.m. ONLY, after Fair ends. ●Booth assignments will be given out at the entrance on the morning of event. ●All booths must have table coverings that reach the ground and all surplus merchandise must be hidden from view. ●Everything brought on site must be removed by exhibitor. Trash must be placed in the dumpster. ●All vehicles belonging to exhibitors must be moved to designated area after unloading. ●Mabee Farm Historic Site is not responsible for damage or loss of property. ●Tax ID number is necessary if selling any products. ●No selling of any animals during Fair ●All animals must be in good health and owners MUST clean up after them. ●A small pen is required for the animals. ●NO FOOD ITEMS MAY BE SERVED OR SOLD WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.

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