Rules & Regulations

General Regulations

  • All persons enter at their own risk.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for the supervision of all minors.
  • NO PETS. Only service dogs and dogs in the Working Sheepdog demonstrations are allowed on the fairgrounds.
  • No drones.
  • 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. Please arrange a meeting place before your group separates.
  • 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

Please refer to the 2017 Maryland Animal Health Fair and Show Requirements from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA).

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

  1. A current 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.

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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We are terribly sorry, but due to unanticipated problems, there will not be an online entry option for our sheep shows this year, and the deadline for mailing entries has been extended. The entry form is available on our website using the link below. Entries must be postmarked by April 10, 2017. A $20 late fee will be assessed to those entries postmarked after April 10. No entries accepted after April 15 postmark. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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2017 merchandise is now available in the online store at www.sheepman.com/mswf -- two sizes of posters, one style of tote bag, and two colors of t-shirts! More colors and styles will be available at the festival!

If you are within driving distance of Frederick, Maryland, you can purchase them right in the Sheepman Supply showroom and saving shipping costs. All proceeds benefit the festival.
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Here is our 2017 poster. The artwork is a watercolor by cover art contest winner Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD and the design is by Ashton Design of Baltimore, MD.The catalog cover is kind of cool, too, as the ewe is on the front and the little lamb is on the back. ... See MoreSee Less

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