The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival regulations are listed below.
All persons enter at their own risk.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for the supervision of all minors.
Pets are not allowed at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and they will be denied entry to the Festival grounds. The only dogs that will be allowed are certified service dogs and those dogs participating in the working sheepdog demonstrations. Please leave your pets at home.
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is not responsible for lost articles.
No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances allowed
No illegal or unlawful activity allowed
No unauthorized demonstrations
Visitors may not distribute printed material/flyers/advertisements, etc.
No personal announcements will be made by the volunteers at the Information Tent. As visitors arrive, they should make plans to rendezvous with the people in their group.
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
Important! Attention all exhibitors and vendors bringing animals to the Festival. This includes sheep, goats, camelids, and rabbits regardless of state of origin. The festival requires that you have these two documents when you arrive:
- A current year's Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) or a current (within 30 days) interstate health certificate issued by the state of origin for out-of-state animals.
- 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 either on the reverse side of the MDA Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or on the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Fair and Show Livestock Exhibition page or call them at (800) 492-5590.
Animals failing to meet health requirements will be denied entry or be removed from the festival. Questions regarding animal health requirements for Maryland Fairs and Shows should be directed to:
Animal Sales Regulations
All animals sold at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival that are going out of state are required to have a current Interstate Health Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued by an approved Maryland veterinarian.