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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356 fleeces from 19 states were entered in our 2015 Fleece Show.
Results of the judging are now available on our website.

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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Note from the office: Sheep show premium checks were mailed yesterday. The Fleece Sale, Auction, and Sheep to Shawl committees turned in their paperwork yesterday, so those checks are now in the works. ... See MoreSee Less

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Results of the 2015 Skein & Garment Competition are now available on our website.
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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