Be a Vendor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Our vendor application deadline was October 1. We are a competitive juried show. Each year we receive an increasing number of applications for a limited number of vendor booth spaces. Jurying will take place in mid-November, and letters will go out to all applicants by mid-December.

We quite often receive application requests after the October 1 deadline to be placed on a vendor waiting list. Please know that any vendor waiting list for the Festival is based upon those applications which were received by the October 1 deadline and underwent the jurying process.

If you are interested in applying as a vendor for 2018, please email and your name will be placed on an interest list. Applications will be mailed in June, and will also be posted here on the web site. If you are interested in advertising with the Festival, the advertising deadline for our catalog is January 1. Web ads are accepted year-round.

vendors

The Festival serves to showcase, and provide a marketplace for, the amazing range of products, services, activities, skills and artistry that both support and reflect the spectacular versatility and variety of what sheep have to offer. The Vendor Committee encourages all potential applicants to visit the Festival to get a flavor of the type of products sold. We are looking for unique or rare or exciting products that help us meet our mission. We have a sophisticated customer base and we have an opportunity to provide them with products they cannot find anywhere else.

See the Preinspection Guidelines from the Fire Marshal.

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Food Vendor Inquiries

Food vendors are primarily provided through a contract with the Howard County Fairgrounds itself. The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is only able to hire food vendors who sell lamb products. If you are interested in applying, and sell lamb, please contact for more information.

 

 

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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