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

we are EXCITED to present our fleece competition, "Three Bags Full", for you. No matter who you are: participant, shopper, or passerby, our aim is to benefit you!

the purpose of Three Bags Full is threefold:

  1. To provide feedback and a market for our fleece producers
  2. To provide top quality fleeces for our spinners
  3. To inform the public about different animals and breeds, the fleeces they produce, and uses for different types of wool


attention spinners: three days to buy!

The fleece sale will be for three days: beginning after the judging on Friday, continuing all day Saturday, and will end at 2PM on Sunday. Don't delay - they will go fast! Judging will be live and we encourage all who want to learn more about fibers to come and observe.

each class:
1st Place: $10 & blue ribbon
2nd Place: $5 & red ribbon
3rd Place: yellow ribbon

each division:
Grand Champion: $125 & purple rosette
Reserve Champion: $100 & pink rosette

and we are presenting three divisions:

Division I: Sheep - 4 Classes contact is Carol Cassidy-Fayer

Division II: Llama - 6 Classes contact is Becky McMillan

Division III: Alpaca - 10 Classes contact is Becky McMillan


to enter:

  1. Download Rules and Information and print or save a copy
  2. Complete our online entry form & pay entry fees
  3. Download, print, and complete 2 tags for each fleece entered (one to turn in with fleece and one to remain with the fleece). There are two tags on each printable sheet.
    Download Sheep Tags | Download Llama Tags | Download Alpaca Tags

some notes on completing the entry form:

  • Complete the form with your farm name and web site (if you have one) and enter your fleece information. Your contact information will be collected at check out.
  • If you wish to enter more than one fleece, click on "Press to add another fleece" and enter your next fleece. You must choose a division and class for each fleece entered, even if they are the same.
  • When you are finished, click the "check out" button.
  • Create an account - you can then go review your entries at any time by logging back on here (save this page as a bookmark). You may also reprint your entries from this screen.
  • Confirmation - review entry. Hit the "minus" key to remove entries, click on "Edit" to change entries (then click "Check Out" and work your way back to this screen). Ignore the "Class Cancellation Policy" and review the Fleece Policy. If you agree, click on "Confirm Order" in center of screen.
  • You will be taken to the paypal logon screen. You may pay by credit/debit card or send an echeck. You will receive an email confirmation of payment from PayPal.


a very special thanks to:

Toni Neil and The Fold. Toni not only single-handedly funds our scholarships each year, but is also sponsoring workshop teachers AND the entire Division I of our Fleece Competition. Toni, your courage and conviction in sponsorship since the very beginning, and your support is what makes the Fair so "fair"! Thank you!

Becky McMillan of Magic Willows Alpacas, who works tirelessly to bring about both Divisions II and III of the Fleece Competition! Becky is a sponsor herself, found sponsors for Divisions II & III and consults with us on all the different classes, etc of the "camelids"! Thank you for making this happen!



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"It's so wonderful to be surrounded by all this talent and Fiber."
-Paula from Crystal Lake

"Thank you for your vision and hard work to create such a wonderful and inspiring venue of the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair."    e-mail from teacher Jane Grogan



many, many thanks to our 2014 sponsors of Three Bags Full!

Division I Single Sponsor:

Division II Sponsors:

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Info or Sign Up

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion
Midwest Llama Association
Midwest Llama Association

FOUR Class Sponsor:
Jan Amundson: for "Beautiful", in memorium

Class A1
Trimbelle Valley Fiber Farm

Class A2
Forrest Ridge Llamas and Alpacas

Class C1
Animal Acres Llamas


Division III Sponsors:

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Info or Sign Up

Grand Champion
Timber Ridge Farm
Timber Ridge Farm

Reserve Champion
Great Lakes Alpaca Association

Fiber Frauen
Fiber Frauen Alpaca Fiber Sorting

Class A1, B1 &B2

Oak Lawn Alpacas

Class D2 & E2
Earthcare Suri Alpacas

Class B1 & B2
Luxe Ceres Alpaca Farm

Class E1
Magic Willows Alpacas

Class C1
Crazy Acres

Class D1
Whisper Meadows Alpacas

Class A2
MBZ Alpacas