Yes folks, I went to Rhinebeck, NY for the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. I have been debating about going for the last 2 weeks. I was worried about being on my feet all day and having to use the bathroom all the time. I have never been to Rhinebeck, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Plus it was raining all day and night on Friday. If it was still like that on Saturday, I was going to skip it. Luckily, it was a sunny and beautiful day on Saturday so we packed up the car with the boys and off we went.
My friend lives in upstate NY and we were heading to her house first. It took about 2 hours to get there. And then her boyfriend drove me and her to Rhinebeck which took another hour. The boys stayed behind with DH and they had their own activities for the day. It was a shame that the festival didn't allow pets. The boys would have loved it.Am I glad that I went? Yes, I had a good time, but I am still recovering from it. The amount of vendors and yarn there was overwhelming. We got there around 12:30pm and stayed until it ended at 6pm. We barely made it through all the vendors. Another friend that joined us was there since 9am so she was helpful in telling us where the good stuff was. These last 4 pictures below are of Brooks Farm Yarn. All their yarns were gorgeous. There is no way of leaving their booth without buying something. I still have to take pictures of my yarn haul, so stayed tuned for part 2.