Be a Vendor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Our vendor application deadline is 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 are received and juried by the October 1, deadline. Please check this website in June for a vendor application for the following Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

vendorsIf 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 ad deadline for new vendor applicants is January 1. Web ads are accepted year-round.

The Vendor Committee encourages all potential applicants to visit the Festival to get a flavor of the type of products sold at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Each year we receive an increasing number of vendor 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.

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

See the Preinspection Guidelines from the Fire Marshal.

Food Vendor Inquiries

Food Vendors are primarily provided through a contract with the Fairgrounds itself. We are only able to accept Food Vendor Applications from those who sell lamb products. If you are interested in applying, and sell lamb, please contact for more information.

2015 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to 2015 Cover Art Competition Winner Ida Faraghan of Cinnaminson, NJ. Honorable mentions went to Evie Baskin of Chestertown, MD; Clare Margaret Douglas of Harrisburg, PA; Patricia Powell Kessler of Silver Spring, MD; and Alison L. Baker, of York Haven, PA.

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Enter you favorite lamb recipe in our Grand Lamb Cook-Off. The deadline for entries is April 8th.
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Reminder - Applications for the 2015 Youth Conservationist program must be postmarked by April 1st. This program is a way to enable youth to experience the joys and responsibilities of conserving heritage wool sheep breeds. Selected youths between 9 and 18 years old will be awarded a registered ewe to use for breeding. Winners will be announced at the Festival. See
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If you plan on selling fleeces in the Fleece Show and Sale, don't forget that if you are a member of the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association as of April 1st, you will be charged a 10% commission instead of the usual 20%. Memberships can be purchased through our online registration system. You can also mail a check, but it needs to be postmarked by April 1st. More details on how to join are on our website at sheepandwool.org/about/maryland-sheep-breeders-association/. ... See MoreSee Less

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