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Exhibit 2022

Vendors & Exhibits… Open to the Public:   Wednesday - Saturday, August  17 - 20, 2022 --- 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This event has passed. Look for 2023 Rug Hooking Week information on this website early November 2022. 

Rug Hooking Week offers the most extensive and creative annual exhibit in North America. Exhibitors include: novice to accomplished fiber artists, contemporary and historic work, U.S, Canadian & international exhibitors, and a wide variety of designs, techniques, fibers and topics. In addition to hooked and punched work, other fiber art exhibit categories include: Braiding, Felting/Needle Felting, Fusion, Punch Needle, Wool Applique, and more. Founder’s Hall offers 10,000 square feet of exhibit space with custom lighting and display panels, like those found in an art gallery. A number of awards and ribbons are presented each year. Detailed information is available on each exhibit, simply click on the exhibit name below.

Exhibitors --- Did you know that you can exhibit your work in the Main Exhibit? Plan now to register online for this year's exhibit! Pre-Registration is required & starts on March 30, 2022! As a thank you, exhibitors receive complimentary admission to the Exhibit, Vendors, and historic Sauder Village. Pick up your admission pass during rug drop-off or at Founder’s Hall – Admission Desk.

During Rug Hooking Week, you will be inspired by the extensive exhibit, expand your knowledge & skills in diverse classes, shop for supplies & merchandise from unique vendors, meet up with new & old friends, and simply relax & have fun here in rural northwest Ohio. The Sauder Village campus makes it a short walk from Rug Hooking Week activities to historic Sauder Village & Craftsmen, Founder’s Hall Exhibit and Vendors, Barn Restaurant & Doughbox Bakery, and the many other Sauder Village shops and activities. These are just a few reasons why so many rug hookers and fiber artists come back year after year, from across the globe, to participate in Rug Hooking Week!

Did you know that you can attend Rug Hooking Week to “See the Exhibit & Shop the Vendors” …& no pre-registration is required? 

Admission Information

Plan now to submit your work for this year's exhibit! Pre-Registration of your rugs is required & starts as follows: 
Feature/Special/Celebration/Group Exhibits began March 30, 2022 
Main Exhibit begins May 2, 2022 
Follow this link for more information: Rug/Exhibit Registration Information
Follow this link to register: Rug/Exhibit Registration

Rug Hooking Week 2016 Exhibit
We are working diligently on new exhibits for 2022, check back soon for full information with active links to the exhibits listed below.

Detailed information is available on each exhibit, simply click on the exhibit name below:

Feature Exhibit – pays tribute to the work of outstanding contemporary and historic textile artists.

Celebration Exhibit – Rug Hooking Magazine's annual exhibit of award-winning Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs --- exclusively at Sauder Village

Special Exhibits – inspiring & innovative textile art collections of original works by noted artisans

Group Exhibits – Groups & Guilds share their challenges & projects. (If your Group or Guild would like to exhibit, simply click on Group Exhibits for instructions & deadlines for submissions).  

Main Exhibit –  the work of contemporary artists from the U.S., Canada & around the world in various categories. 


Sauder Award –The piece that best exemplifies the “Mission and Spirit” of historic Sauder Village; as well as represents outstanding artistry and quality of work. Each year one special recipient is awarded the Sauder Ribbon.

People’s Choice Awards – The public is invited to VOTE on their favorite pieces and the winners are awarded People's Choice Ribbons in the following categories:

Hooked or Punched Categories:

  • Animals / Birds / Insects
  • Fruit / Floral 
  • Orientals / Crewel / Geometric
  • Originals
  • People / Places / Pictorials 
  • Feature Exhibit: Maine: Hooked Rugs & Fiber Arts
Fiber Arts Categories: 
  • Braiding
  • Felting & Needle Felting
  • Fusion
  • Punch Needle
  • 3-Dimensional  
  • Wool Applique

Join this exceptional exhibit by pre-registering a rug. Visit Exhibitor Registration  for more details.

Founder's Hall is a secure facility follow this link for more information about Security.

Exhibit Admission and Membership - details about admission and membership to Sauder Village for discounted admission tickets and additional benefits.