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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Holiday Inn Express Columbia East – Elkridge has been added to our list of hotels with discounted rates for the Festival. Go to and scroll down to "Hotels". ... See MoreSee Less

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Several people have asked about the artist for this year's artwork. This lovely watercolor was done by Ida Faraghan of Cinnaminson, New Jersey. See for Ida's story. ... See MoreSee Less

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Would you like to learn to make beautiful handpainted yarns and rovings like these? Come to one of the pre-festival "Dyeing to Paint" workshops with Carol Bodin. Two separate sessions are offered, one on Wednesday, April 29th and one on Thursday, April 30th. See our website at for registration information. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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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