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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Reminder - Applications for the 2015 Youth Conservationist program must be postmarked by April 1st. This program is a way to enable youth to experience the joys and responsibilities of conserving heritage wool sheep breeds. Selected youths between 9 and 18 years old will be awarded a registered ewe to use for breeding. Winners will be announced at the Festival. See
sheepandwool.org/festival/youth-conservationist-program/ for details.
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If you plan on selling fleeces in the Fleece Show and Sale, don't forget that if you are a member of the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association as of April 1st, you will be charged a 10% commission instead of the usual 20%. Memberships can be purchased through our online registration system. You can also mail a check, but it needs to be postmarked by April 1st. More details on how to join are on our website at sheepandwool.org/about/maryland-sheep-breeders-association/. ... 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