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2014 Events

Welcome! The 2014 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival events are listed below. And there are so many to choose from! Pre-registration is required for most events and space is limited.

Key:   - Fee required,     - Online registration available.

Index of Events Categories

Contests and Competitions

Free Events and Demos

Shows and Sales

Family Activities

Fiber Arts Workshops

Shepherd Workshops

Other Events

 


Contests and Competitions

Club Lamb Jackpot  

Fine Arts Competition  

Grand Lamb Cookoff

Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

Junior Spinning Contest

Lamb Carcass & Performance Contest  

Lead Line Contest

Maryland Lamb and Wool Queen Contest

Sheep Photo Contest  

Sheep Poster Contest

Sheep-to-Shawl Contest  

Skein & Garment Competition  

Youth Conservationist Program

Free Events and Demos

Lamb Cooking Demonstration

Ongoing Fiber Arts Demonstrations

Parade of Sheep Breeds

Sheep Breeds Display

Sheep Shearing Demonstration (11:00 AM)

Sheep Shearing Demonstration (2:00 PM)

Spin-In

Working Sheepdog Demonstration (11:00 AM)

Working Sheepdog Demonstration (1:00 PM)

Working Sheepdog Demonstration (3:00 PM)

Shows and Sales

Auction of Club Lambs

Auction of Handspun Handwoven Shawls

Auction of Sheep Equipment and Supplies

Auction of Spinning and Weaving Equipment

Club Lamb Show and Sale  

Ewe and Ewe Lamb Sale

Fleece Show & Sale

Sheep Shows - Saturday (B)    

Sheep Shows - Sunday (B)    

Family Activities

In the Family Activities Tents, parents may join their children in beginning craft activities. The storytelling is free; for all family classes you must pre-register online or mail in the paper registration form. All online and paper registrations will be processed in first come, first served basis, until classes are filled. Paper registrations received after all classes are filled will be returned. If classes are not filled, registration at the Festival is possible. Check at the Family Activities Tents. Parents of children 7 and under must stay with the child during the class. Class fees: $5 per child.

JF30 Dream Catcher    

JF31 Needle Tapestry Bracelet    

JF32 Exploring Simple Spinning    

JF33 Exploring Simple Spinning    

JF34 Quick to Knit    

JF35 Quick to Crochet    

JF36 The Golden Fleece Mascot (9:30)    

JF37 The Golden Fleece Mascot (11:30)    

JF38 Hand Carding     

JF39 Hand Carding    

JF40 Needle Tapestry Bracelet    

Storytelling for All Ages (11:30 AM)

Storytelling for All Ages (1:30 PM)

Storytelling for All Ages (2:30 PM)

Fiber Arts Workshops

We are pleased to present the following workshops at the 2014 Festival. We are offering online registration with a paper registration option. You may complete and mail a registration form to us with complete payment in order to register. All online and paper registrations will be processed in first come, first served basis, until classes are filled. If you use the paper registration option, please remember that others may be registering online while your form is in the mail, making it all the more important to indicate alternative choices. Paper registrations received after all classes are filled will be returned. If classes are not filled, registration at the Festival is possible. You may inquire at the Information Tent during the Festival for information on any classes that still have spaces left.

If your email address changes, you are responsible of notifying the Festival of that change, in case there’s a class cancellation or any reason to contact attendees last minute. The Festival will not be held responsible for incorrect email addresses. Registrants are responsible for periodically checking the Festival website for updates.

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.

After confirming your acceptance into the class there is a limited refund policy. Refunds may be requested by contacting registrar@sheepandwool.org.

Student may also opt, on their own, to re-sell or gift 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 allowed into the class. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact seminars@sheepandwool.org.

JC01 Spinning 101: Learn to Spin or Refresh Your Skills    

JC02 Dyeing with Acid Dye    

JC03 Felting in Circles      

JC04 3Ls and 3Cs    

JC05 Latvian Fingerless Mitts      

JC06 Twined Knitted Fingerless Mitts      

JC07 Aran Mittens      

JC08 Shetland Sheep: A Story in Wool      

JC09 Coils, Pigtails & Beads      

JC10 Spinning Beehives, Cocoons and Variations    

JC11 Spinning Bubble Crepe Yarn      

JC12 Spinning Soft Core Yarns      

JC13 You Can Chain Ply      

JC14 Break Out of Your Spinning Rut      

JC15 How to Buy a Fleece at the Fleece Show      

JC16 Teach Your Old Wheel Some New Tricks      

JC17 Brioche Rosetta Stone      

JC18 Waste Not: Socks    

JC19 Looping Back    

JC20 Sheep Breeds Walk-About (Saturday)      

JC21 Sheep Breeds Walk-About (Sunday)      

JC22 Playing with Roving      

JC23 Daring Double Cables    

JC24 Spin Multicolored Yarns From Solid Colored Roving    

JC25 Modular Mystique    

Shepherd Workshops

We are pleased to present the following Shepherd Workshops at the 2014 Festival. We are offering online registration with a paper registration option. All online and paper registrations will be processed in first come, first served basis, until classes are filled. Paper registrations received after all classes are filled will be returned. If classes are not filled, registration at the Festival is possible. You may inquire at the Information Tent during the Festival for information on any classes that still have spaces left.

Beginners Guide to FlockFiler Record Keeping Software for Sheep

FlockFiler In Depth - Getting More From Your Computerized Record Keeping

How do we do this? Practical and Hands-on Sheep Keeping

JS50 Basic Shepherding (For individuals considering raising sheep)    

JS51 Basic Shepherding (for individuals who are new to flock ownership)    

JS52 FAMACHA Workshop - A Method to Determine if Your Sheep Need Deworming    

Other Events

Saturday Shepherds Feast    

Sunday Breakfast Buffet    

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Schedule for 2014

As the schedules for the 2014 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival are available on the site, or as a downloadable Portable Document (.pdf) file.

Preschedule

Download the 2014 Preschedule

Entertainment

Download the 2014 Entertainment Schedule

Saturday

Read the 2014 Saturday Schedule.

Download the 2014 Saturday Schedule

Sunday

Read the 2014 Sunday Schedule.

Download the 2014 Sunday Schedule

Schedule Reader

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