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-January.

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 2019, 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.

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.

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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.

 

 

2018 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Sally Drew of Olney, MD for her winning entry in the 2018 Cover Art Competition.

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The National Lincoln Show is just one of two national shows we are hosting this year. Entry information is available at sheepandwool.org/festival/sheep-shows/ and online entry is available at sheepandwool.fairwire.com/. The deadline for entries is April 1.

The National Lincoln Sale will be held as part of our All Breeds Sheep Sale. The pre-sale show will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and the sale will be at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. For entry information, visit the Banner Sale Management website at www.bannersheepmagazine.com/saleentry.html. The entry deadline is March 10.
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The Festival website at www.sheepandwool.org has been updated for 2018, and our Eventbrite site at mswf2018.eventbrite.com/ is up and running for advance ticket sales, catalog orders, and registration for our Fiber Arts Workshops, Shepherd Workshops, and Family Activities. ... See MoreSee Less

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