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

2016 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to 2016 Cover Art Competition Winner Maria Victoria Savka of Pittsford, NY. Honorable mentions went to Mary Jeanne Coles of Union Bridge MD, Nathan Loda of Vienna VA, Jamison Odone of LaVale MD, and Debbie Lynn Zwiebach of Pasadena MD. The winning artwork will be unveiled in mid-March.

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Time to start planning your entries for our Skein & Garment Competition! In honor of Finnsheep being our featured breed this year, the International Finnsheep Registry has donated the following $25 prizes:
Best Finnsheep Skein
Best Finnsheep Skein by a Junior
Best Finnsheep Knitted Article
Best Finnsheep Crocheted Article
Best Finnsheep Woven Article
Best Finnsheep Felted Article
Best Overall Article from Finnsheep wool

There are lots of other great prizes as well - see the entire list on our website
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Attention festival vendors...if you want to rent a tent, we need to hear from you by March 1st. Email for more details. ... 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