Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!
Gwen Handler, Chairman, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Lee Langstaff, President, Maryland Sheep Breeders Association ... See MoreSee Less
" 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. "