Interweave Yarn Fest Travel Guide

Loveland and Fort Collins

Interweave Yarn Fest is just a little over 2 months away, which means you will (hopefully) be packing up your bags and heading to Loveland, Colorado to join in the fiber art fun!

Loveland is a scenic city with plenty of outdoor activities, delicious food and art-based attractions. If you’re new to Loveland, and need honest advice on where to eat and explore after your Interweave Yarn Fest experience wraps up, look no further.

We have compiled a list of our top Loveland picks. Locals and visitors alike can’t stop raving about these restaurants and attractions! Fort Collins, one of Loveland’s neighboring cities, is bustling with a booming brewery scene, trendy shops and outdoor fun for the whole family. Extend your stay after Interweave Yarn Fest, and take a few days to explore Loveland and Fort Collins!

Loveland Museum/Gallery
Founded in 1937, this art and history museum is home to a variety of exhibits showcasing the best in artistic excellence, youth classes and unique events including poetry readings. Keep your inspiration going after Interweave Yarn Fest ends, and make a stop at this must-see museum.
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Keep the creativity going when you visit the Loveland Museum. Picture via Trip Advisor.

Downtown Loveland
We highly recommend staying in Loveland for a day or two after your Interweave Yarn Fest experience comes to a close. There’s so much to explore, including Loveland’s Downtown area, lined with shops, restaurants and activities. Their tagline “Livin’ It! Lovin’ it!’” says it all. You’ll discover fun cupcake shops, wine boutiques, handmade jewelry, vintage stores and more.
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Benson Sculpture Garden
For those of you arriving in Loveland a few days early or extending your stay, get inspired by the intricate sculptures at Benson Sculpture Garden. With 154 pieces of sculpture art on display all year, there’s plenty to explore and take photos of. The garden offers several picnic areas, so pack your lunch, bring your friends and enjoy the intertwining of art and nature!
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You’ll get to see beautiful sculptures like this when you visit the Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland, CO. Picture via The Law Office of Chris D Hefty.

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Let loose and release your inner child! Giant drums, a hands-on science experimentation center and an out-of-this-world fossil wall will stir your imagination and leave you feeling ready to learn! Technology and history join forces to create a must-experience adventure for all ages.
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Letting your inner child out when you explore the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. This is a beautiful picture via The Art Guild.

Bai Tong Loveland Authentic Thai Cuisine
If you’re searching for some spice after a fun-filled day at Interweave Yarn Fest, head over to Bai Tong Loveland for flavorful and health-conscious dining. The Sunti family proudly serves up MSG free meals featuring fresh and authentic Thai ingredients. Their original location—opened in 1982—calls Seattle home, and is now accompanied by 3 additional locations.
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Kansas City Kitty
Seriously, one of the sweetest boutiques we’ve ever encountered! Christie Wolf Guthrie and Trista Price are the creators and curators of this lovely shop, featuring locally-made jewelry, adorable beanies, clothing, gifts and more. Keep the treasure hunt going after Interweave Yarn Fest at Kansas City Kitty!
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Take a workshop with the Shibaguyz!
Shannon & Jason Mullet-Bowlsby, also known as the Shibaguyz, are bringing their fantastic energy, and gorgeous craftsmanship to Interweave Yarn Fest! Their top-notch knitting and crochet Workshops will leave you with new skills, strategies for your upcoming projects and newfound design inspiration.

Now that you are familiar with Loveland’s best gems, start planning your getaway! If you haven’t enrolled in your Workshops yet, go ahead and do it NOW before they sell out!

We’ll see you at Interweave Yarn Fest!

 

*Cover image via Visit Fort Collins.


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