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Fibers and Flavors occurs at Former Governor’s Mansion



Bismarck, North Dakota – The frigid weather may have kept many indoors, but some brave, creative souls ventured out to participate in a craft event at the Former Governor’s Mansion this weekend.

Crafters can mingle and work on their products while admiring the historic site at an event called “Fibers and Flavors,” which is a part of the month-long Vinterfest celebration. A modest gathering of craftsmen convened on Saturday, January 13th, in the afternoon to participate.

“We actually hold this every single month at the Former Governor’s Mansion during the winter,” says the mansion’s Outreach Coordinator Sarah Fox — “but today we had Mexican hot chocolate, which is just hot chocolate with cinnamon or cayenne pepper. People can come in, they can knit, they can crochet, they can do anything that involves fibers. It’s just a way to get people to come into the mansion and see everything that we have to offer. We have a lot of huge pieces of history here.”

The Norwegian Chip Carving Workshop, which was slated for Sunday, has also been postponed owing to bad weather, according to Vinterfest officials. Visit, the celebration’s website, to find out more about the events taking place.