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Contests & Competitions

Club Lamb Jackpot

The club lamb jackpot is a club lamb show where exhibitors pay a set entry fee and the winner gets t ...

Fine Arts Competition

This art competition is intended to encourage artists to participate in the Festival with their entr ...

Grand Lamb Cookoff

Enter your favorite lamb recipe in Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival’s Grand Lamb Cook-Off. Divi ...

Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

A skillathon provides youth with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock ...

Junior Spinning Contest

The Junior Spinning Contest is for anyone under the age of 18 who has attempted the art of spinning. ...

Lamb Carcass & Performance Contest

The purpose of the lamb carcass and performance contest is to recognize producers of superior lambs; ...

Lead Line Contest

The Lead Line Contest is a contest to show the relationship between the shepherd and the wool produc ...

Mamie Francis Blanket Competition

Mamie Francis was a weaver of small blankets or lap robes. She is remembered by her husband, daughte ...

Maryland Lamb and Wool Queen Contest

The 2016 Maryland Lamb & Wool Queen and Princesses will be chosen at the Maryland Sheep & Wo ...

Sheep Photo Contest

This contest is intended to encourage photographers to explore the beauty of sheep and other wool pr ...

Sheep Poster Contest

The Sheep Poster Contest allows contestants age 18 and under to enter posters on the subjects of bre ...

Sheep To Shawl Contest

Up to five team members - one shearer, three spinners, and one weaver - will compete to shear a shee ...

Skein & Garment Competition

This competition features a wide range of items handcrafted by spinners, knitters, weavers, crochete ...

Youth Conservationist Program

The Youth Conservationist Program is a way to enable youth to experience the joys and responsibiliti ...

Entertainment

Common Ground on the Hill Musicians

Join musicians Walt Michael & Co., the Martin Family Band, and Port Righ from Common Ground on t ...

Maggie’s Music

Maggie Sansone brings a unique beauty and vision to her new compositions and the ancient music of th ...

Martin Family Band

The Martin Family Band has an unmistakable signature sound that draws on the traditions of Old Time ...

Port Righ

Featuring Celtic harp, bagpipes, and English concertina, the distinctive duo Port Righ also incorpor ...

Rob Caruthers & Friends

Robbie Caruthers is a master of Old Time Fiddle. No one has played more regional festivals and event ...

Slim Harrison

For over 40 years, Slim Harrison has performed at schools and festivals, hoedowns & throwdowns a ...

Walt Michael & Company

Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Mi ...

Family Activities

JF30 God’s Eye with Barbara Volk

The God’s Eye is a yarn weaving joined with a spiritual object.  The Ojo de Dios is woven with wo ...

JF31 Finger Knitting with Kellie Nuss

No needles? No problem! Come and learn the most basic kind of knitting. On your own fingers! Kellie ...

JF32 Needle Tapestry Bracelet with Barbara Volk

Learn the traditional art of tapestry weaving on a small scale by creating a bracelet with a button ...

JF33 Exploring Simple Spinning with Bonnie Butler

You don’t need a wheel to spin!  All over the world, in different places and at different times, ...

JF34 Exploring Simple Spinning with Bonnie Butler

You don’t need a wheel to spin!  All over the world, in different places and at different times, ...

JF35 Quick to Knit with Kellie Nuss

Start a lifetime of fun by learning the basics of knitting. Age 7+. Limit 12 students. Class fee: ...

JF36 Quick to Crochet with Kellie Nuss

Learn the basics of crochet as you make a small book mark. Age 7+. Limit 12 students. Class fee: ...

JF37 Needle Felting A Dragon with Renata Maile-Moskowitz

Though the most luck bringing Chinese Zodiac sign of the DRAGON won’t come around again until the ...

JF38 Needle Felting A Dragon with Renata Maile-Moskowitz

Though the most luck bringing Chinese Zodiac sign of the DRAGON won’t come around again until the ...

JF39 Hand Carding with Barbara Jo Kriner

Learn the traditional art form of hand carding to prepare a variety of fibers for use with your drop ...

JF40 Hand Carding with Barbara Jo Kriner

Learn the traditional art form of hand carding to prepare a variety of fibers for use with your drop ...

JF41 Needle Tapestry Bracelet with Barbara Volk

Learn the traditional art of tapestry weaving on a small scale by creating a bracelet with a button ...

Storytelling For All Ages with Tim Livengood

Tim Livengood is a storyteller since way back, learning from vinyl LPs on a record player. He is tha ...

Fiber Arts Workshops

JC01 Spinning 101: Learn to Spin or Refresh Your Skills with Maggie Casey

Spider Woman taught the Navajo to spin with spindles of lightning and turquoise. Gandhi encouraged t ...

Free Events & Demos

Free Lecture: The History of Wool with Judith MacKenzie

Join Judith as she talks about how human interaction and domestication has changed the character and ...

Free Lecture: Understanding How Physiological and Environmental Limitations Can Effect Wool Growth with Dr. Martin Dally, PhD.

This seminar will cover the many factors that affect wool growth. Both physiological and environment ...

Knit-Along for Charity

We are pleased to announce our first-ever Knit-Along for charity, which we hope will become an annua ...

Lamb Cooking Demonstrations

We are truly excited this year to have Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Parts & Labor in Ba ...

Maryland Make It With Wool Fashion Show

Come see wool garments made by participants in the Maryland Make It With Wool Competition. Pictur ...

Ongoing Fiber Arts Demonstrations

You are invited to visit the Rabbit Barn any time between 9:00 a.m. and noon and between 1:00 and 4: ...

Parade of Sheep Breeds

The American sheep industry offers a wide range of genetic diversity. To celebrate that diversity an ...

Sheep Breeds Display

A rare opportunity to view over thirty different breeds of sheep in one place. Breeders will explain ...

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is pleased to have Emily Chamelin Hickman of Westminster, Mar ...

Spin-In

Bring your spinning wheel, spindle, or charka and join our fun and FREE gathering of fiber enthusias ...

Storytelling For All Ages with Tim Livengood

Tim Livengood is a storyteller since way back, learning from vinyl LPs on a record player. He is tha ...

Working Sheepdog Demonstrations

The Working Sheepdog Demonstrations at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival are always a crowd fav ...

Shows & Sales

All Breeds Sheep Show & Sale

Our Ewe Show & Sale returns this year with some important changes. In addition to yearling ewes, ...

Auction of Club Lambs

Do you want to win a blue ribbon at your county fair? This is a great opportunity to purchase good q ...

Auction of Handspun Handwoven Shawls

Have you ever watched something develop right before your very eyes that was so beautiful it would f ...

Auction of Sheep Equipment and Supplies

Attention shepherds! Do you want some special equipment but hesitate to buy it new?  Here is your c ...

Auction of Spinning and Weaving Equipment

Have a loom or spinning wheel you’re no longer using? Looking for a new challenge instead? Now’s ...

Club Lamb Show & Sale

The Club Lamb Show & Sale is where club lambs weighing between 45 and 100 pounds are judged and ...

Fleece Show & Sale

The Fleece Show & Sale has been a mainstay of the Festival since the very beginning over 40 year ...

Sheep Shows

Saturday, May 7, 2016 Saturday Morning Ring 1 Border Leicester Karakul National Bluefaced Leice ...

Silent Auction of Fleece Show Special Award Winners

Special Award winners from the Fleece Show & Sale will be sold by Silent Auction from 9 a.m. to ...

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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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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Sheep show entry forms were mailed today to previous sheep show exhibitors. Online registration will be available around February 14th. ALL entries must be postmarked no later than April 1st, 2016. A $20.00 late fee will be assessed to all entries postmarked after April 1st (if space is available). NO entries will be accepted after April 10th.

Entry forms and rules and regulations are also available on our website, but you'll have to use the links below while we work on updating our site for 2016.

Rules & Regulations: sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Sheep-Show-Rules-Regs.pdf

Entry Form: sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Sheep-Show-Entry-Form.pdf
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Congratulations to Maria Victoria Savka of Pittsford, NY for her winning entry in the 2016 Cover Art Competition. 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. ... See MoreSee Less

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