The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven.

2015 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to 2015 Cover Art Competition Winner Ida Faraghan of Cinnaminson, NJ. Honorable mentions went to Evie Baskin of Chestertown, MD; Clare Margaret Douglas of Harrisburg, PA; Patricia Powell Kessler of Silver Spring, MD; and Alison L. Baker, of York Haven, PA.

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You can cook like a winner with these recipes from our 2015 Grand Lamb Cook-Off:
sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/MSWF-2015-Grand-Lamb-Cook-Off-Results.pdf

...and it's never too early to start thinking about YOUR entry for next year! We especially want to encourage children ages 8 to 15 to enter in our junior division.Practice those recipes, and watch our website next spring for details on how to enter.
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Six teams entered this year's Sheep-to-Shawl Competition. Who won? Visit our results page to find out!
sheepandwool.org/2015-festival/results/

Two of the shawls sold for record-breaking prices in the auction at the end of the contest. The second place shawl from the Friends thru Fiber team sold for $1000, and a bidding war on the third place shawl from the Spin City team resulted in a sales price of $1475!
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356 fleeces from 19 states were entered in our 2015 Fleece Show.
Results of the judging are now available on our website.
sheepandwool.org/2015-festival/results/

Congratulations to the following special prize winners:
Grand Champion Fleece - Geof Ruppert (Cormo)
Division I (Natural Colored) Champion - Martha Polkey (Merino)
Division II (White) Champion - Geof Ruppert (Cormo)
Division III (Breed Class) Champion - Terry Mendenhall (Merino)
Tyson Creamer Memorial Award (Best 4H Fleece) - Devlin Kennedy (Romney)
Pat Brown Memorial Award (Best Maryland Fleece) - Peggy Howell (Corriedale)
Jane Hyland Memorial Award (Best Handspinning Natural Colored Fleece - Martha Polkey (Merino)
Jane Hyland Award (Best Handspinning White Fleece - Geof Ruppert (Cormo)
Best Uncovered Fleece - Mercy Melo (Gotland)
Hopping Acres Award for Best Leicester Longwool Natural Colored Fleece - Travis Wright
Willow Brook Farm Award for Best Leicester Longwool White Fleece - Donna Larson
Willow Brook Farm Award for Best Leicester Longwool Breed Class Fleece - Carol McConaughy
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  • " Lots of animals to pet, sheepdog trials to watch, music, fairground food, shearing demonstrations, storytelling, wool spinning demos - fascinating, and it's outdoors, so the kids can be as loud as they want. "

    Anita W.Silver Spring, MD
  • " The festival is a great coming together of rural America. There is so much livestock, wool, yarn & southern food here, it's amazing. "

    Manasi K.Seattle, WA
  • " If you have any love whatsoever of sheep, wool, fleece, fiber, or anything to do with knitting, weaving, or spinning, then this is the festival for you. "

    Wayne B.Charlotte, NC