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 quite often receive application requests after this 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 submitted an application for the upcoming Festival, the jurying takes place in mid-November, and letters will go out by mid-December. If you are interested in advertising with the Festival, the advertising deadline for our catalog is January 1. Web ads are accepted year-round.

vendorsIf you are interested in applying as a vendor for 2017, please email and your name will be placed on an interest list. Applications will be mailed in June, and will also posted here on the web site.

The Vendor Committee encourages all potential applicants to visit the Festival to get a flavor of the type of products sold. Each year we receive an increasing number of applications for a limited number of vendor booth spaces. When applying to the Festival, please keep in mind that we are always looking for new and fresh ideas. Please review our Vendor Application Tips for more information about applying as a vendor.

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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.



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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