We are again offering online registration with a paper registration option. Refer to online registration instructions for information about registering online. All online and paper registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis, until classes are filled. If you choose to do a paper registration, please remember that others may be registering online while your form is in the mail. Paper registrations received after classes are filled will be returned. If classes are not filled, registration at the Festival may be possible; check at the Information Tent.
New Online Registration Method
We are using Eventbrite as the online registration mechanism this year for Fiber Arts Workshops, Shepherd Workshops, and Family Acitivities. We anticipate that this change will prevent the problems with oversold seats that occurred in the past.
You will receive a confirmation message directly from Eventbrite. This will be the only confirmation message you receive. You will no longer receive a second confirmation message from the Festival.
Eventbrite allows you to register for more than one class at a time. It does not, however, prevent you from registering for multiple classes that occur at the same time. Please pay careful attention to the dates and times of the classes you select in order to avoid “double booking” yourself. We will not be held responsible for your selection of classes and any conflicts that occur.
Buying For Others
To allow you to buy a seat for a companion, you may purchase more than one seat in a class. You may also buy a seat on behalf of another person. Make sure that you give us complete contact information, including email address, for each attendee.
If there’s a class cancellation, or any other need to contact attendees at the last minute, we may only have your email address for communication! It is therefore the responsibility of the purchaser to pass on our communications to any attendees for whom they have purchased workshops.
If your email address changes, you are responsible for notifying the Festival of that change. The Festival WILL NOT be held responsible for incorrect email addresses.
Registrants are responsible for periodically checking the Festival website for updates.
Cancellation of Classes
On rare occasion it may be necessary to cancel a class or several classes due to instructor illness or travel delays. Should this occur, the Festival will make notification, as soon as possible, by the following methods: email, cellular telephone number, or home telephone number, if provided. The student will have the option of participating in another scheduled class, providing there is a place available in that class OR a refund for the class will be given. The Festival WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for travel or hotel fees incurred by the student or any other fee related to the cancellation. If the student opts for a replacement class, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.
Waited too long to register? If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for any of our closed classes, email . Be sure to include the class name and number in your email.
Check back around February 1st to see our lineup of workshops for 2018.
Fiber Arts Workshop Refund Policy
After confirming your acceptance into a class there is a limited refund policy.
75% refund if requested by April 6th
50% refund if requested between April 7th and April 20th
No refund after April 20th
If you registered through Eventbrite, request a refund by going to "Tickets" in your Evenbrite account, finding your order, then selecting "Request a Refund". You may also request a refund by emailing .Student may also opt, on their own, to re-sell or gift the class at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the original purchaser to notify the Festival of any changes so that the class list is correct and the new owner is allowed into the class. Regardless of whether you re-sell or gift the class, please notify the Festival if you find you are unable to attend.
If you have any questions or concerns specifically related to the registration process, please contact . General questions about workshops and classes should be sent to .
Classes at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
This year there are two instructors whose classes are at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum. This location is NOT at the Fairgrounds. It is directly across the street from the fairgrounds and the rooms for the classes are about a mile back from the street. Plan on driving all the way back to the classroom location. There will be signs directing you. Please plan accordingly for rooms without electricity. There are restrooms with hot and cold water within a reasonable distance from the classrooms. You may want to dress warmly if it is a cold day as the buildings do not have heat. Please leave enough time to get to this location so you can get to class on time and not disturb classes in progress.
Thank you to our sponsors
A big thank you to the following for sponsoring the Fiber Arts Workshops.
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