Posted: January 7, 2016
Order your 2017 catalog now, so it can be included in the first mailing in mid-March. See our catalog ordering information for more details.
Posted: November 7, 2016
As one to the largest sheep and wool events in the country, the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival attracts approximately 40,000 visitors over two days and offers a unique advertising opportunity. The Festival catalog contains over 200 pages of information about the specific workshops, events, demonstrations, displays, shows, auctions, and competitions at the Festival. Also included are advertisements from local and national companies pertaining to fiber arts or sheep. Vendors and advertisers are indexed in the back. 4,000 catalogs are printed and distributed each year. They are retained by many Festival attendees as a resource and reference throughout the year, and are a great way for customers to easily find you again and again. The deadline for catalog advertisements is January 1.
Download the Advertising Information Sheet.
Posted: June 10, 2015
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 2017 Cover Art Competition
The winning artwork will be used to design the catalog cover, posters, t-shirts, mugs, hats, and other items to publicize the 44th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.
Grand Prize $1000
Up to four $100 Honorary Mention awards
- Subject related to Sheep and/or Wool
- Any 2-D medium
- No larger than 18″x24″
- Can be full color
- Artwork only, do not include text regarding Festival name, date, etc.
Deadline November 1, 2016
Questions? Email .
Posted: May 4, 2015
The 2016 Festival was a huge success, although after all the rain on Friday, we thought we might have to wish everyone “Happy Mudder’s Day” instead of Mother’s Day on Sunday! But the skies cleared and the sun came out, and we hope a fine time was had by all.
Thank you to all of the committee members and volunteers whose hard work made it all possible. Special thanks to everyone who made a donation at the gate. Your generous support is what allows the Festival to continue.
Gwen Handler, Chairman, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Lee Langstaff, President, Maryland Sheep Breeders Association
Posted: May 6, 2016
Look for #mswf and #mswf2016 on social media this weekend! We are @MDSheepWoolFest on Twitter and mdsheepwoolfest on Instagram!
Posted: April 16, 2015
The Festival would not be possible without the support of hundreds of community volunteers. Visit our volunteer page for information on how you can help. Anyone who volunteers gets a free volunteer shirt!
Posted: March 12, 2016
Here are some important deadlines:
- 5/6/2016 – Skein & Garment Competition entries accepted at Fairgrounds 9-1
- 5/6/2016 – Sheep Poster Contest entries accepted at Fairgrounds 10-1
- 5/6/2016 – Fleeces for Fleece Show & Sale accepted at Fairgrounds 10-4:30. Must be pre-registered by April 27. No new entries will be accepted.
- 5/6/2016 – Sheep Photo Contest entries accepted at Fairgrounds 11:30-3
- 5/6/2016 – Fine Arts Competition entries accepted at Fairgrounds 12-3
- 5/20/2016 – Last day to order catalogs or make donations online
- 10/1/2016 – Deadline for 2017 vendor applications
- 11/1/2016 – Deadline for 2017 Cover Art Competition entries
- 1/1/2017 – Deadline for advertising in 2017 Catalog
Posted: February 9, 2016
The online registration system is also ready for you to purchase catalogs, meal tickets and Maryland Sheep Breeders Association memberships, and to make donations. You do not need to login or create an account for any of these, just look for the “Buy Tickets and Misc Items” link. Order your catalog by March 15 so it can be included in our initial mailing.
Posted: January 30, 2016
Maria Victoria Savka, Pittsford NY
A local of upstate New York, Maria Victoria Savka is currently earning her BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. She enjoys dabbling in watercolor, creating simple intricacies in her artwork, and a strawberry malt shake in a good hammock. She has recently been part of the Student International Print Show in El Minia, Egypt and the Torpedo Factory’s ‘Printed Matter’ show at the Target Gallery. www.mariavictoriasavka.com
2016 Honorable Mention
Mary Jeanne Coles, Union Bridge MD
Nathan Loda, Vienna VA
Jamison Odone, LaVale MD
Fountain pen and digital
Debbie Lynn Zwiebach, Pasadena MD
Pen and ink with Sakura Gelly Roll pens
Posted: January 28, 2016
Click here for a sneak peek at our 2016 Fiber Arts Workshops.
Once again, registration for classes will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and we are aiming to open online registration midday on Sunday, February 14th. Watch for announcements here, on Facebook and Ravelry!