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

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Two weeks and counting!

Please help spread the word about the new admission fee, so no one feels blindsided when they get to the fairgrounds. Also, the gates will open at 8:30 am on Saturday. Early admittance will no longer be allowed. Gates will open at 7:00 on Sunday for people who want to attend the breakfast buffet and see the start of the sheep-to-shawl contest, but vendors will not open until 8:30.

Thank you in advance for your patience and goodwill during this time of transition!
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  • " I am a knitter, so I love seeing the variety of yarns for sale!  My son loves seeing the sheep and goats.  And my husband loves the food - especially the typical fair food and the lamb burgers! "

    Heather C.Sykesville, MD
  • " I always go here to stock up on roving for spinning & the wool yarn I use to weave. There are hundreds of vendors from all over the country selling incredible textiles, yarns, antiques & hand crafted items. "

    Manasi K.Seattle, WA
  • " There's plenty of fair food to be had there, not to mention some tasty lamb from a few vendors.  For the best food, go in the 4-H building and either purchase a BBQ sandwich or a leg of lamb sandwich.  Yum! "

    Wayne B.Charlotte, NC.
  • " 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