Rules & Regulations

General Regulations

  • All persons enter at their own risk.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for the supervision of all minors.
  • Pets are not allowed at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, and they will be denied entry to the Festival grounds.  The only dogs that will be allowed are certified service dogs and those dogs participating in the working sheepdog demonstrations. Please leave your pets at home.
  • Not responsible for lost articles.
  • No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances allowed.
  • No illegal or unlawful activity allowed.
  • No demonstrations.
  • No soliciting.
  • No distribution of any printed material/flyers/advertisements, etc.
  • No personal announcements will be made by the volunteers at the Information Tent.  As visitors arrive, they should make plans to rendezvous with the people in their group.
  • The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival reserves the right to exclude from the Fairgrounds any person (exhibitor, spectator, vendor) who is in any manner disruptive or who exhibits inappropriate behavior that would disturb the public. The Festival may delegate such authority to impose any such sanction to its designated security officers. Said sanction shall also include the right to temporarily or permanently ban participation in future events.

ALL VIOLATORS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY ESCORTED FROM THE PREMISES.

Animal Health Regulations

**All exhibitors and vendors bringing animals to the Festival**
THESE 2 DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

  1. A current Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) or a current (within 30 days) Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  2. A “Livestock Exhibitor’s Self Certification of Animal Health” must be filled out by the owner/caretaker prior to loading and must be presented upon request to the designated Festival or MDA Animal Health Official.  This form can be found at the MDA website.

ALL SHEEP AND GOATS MUST BE OFFICIALLY SCRAPIE-IDENTIFIED.

ANIMALS FAILING TO MEET COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION OF ALL REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DENIED ENTRY OR BE REMOVED FROM THE FESTIVAL.  

Questions should be directed to the MDA Animal Health Headquarters Office at 410-841-5810.

** Animals to be sold at the Festival**

All animals sold at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival that are going out of state are required to have a current Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued by an approved Maryland veterinarian.

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.

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