Sheep

Yes, we have sheep!

Come sit in the show ring and watch the Sheep Show judging while over seventeen breeds of sheep are judged to determine the Champion and Reserve Champion in each breed. Afterwards, stroll through the sheep barns and meet the sheep and the shepherds up close and personal. Come back to the show ring on Sunday afternoon to see who wins the overall Supreme Champion and Supreme Fleece awards.

Visit the Sheep Breeds Display in Barn 7-8 for a rare opportunity to view over thirty different breeds of sheep in one place. Breeders will explain in their presentations the characteristics of the breed, advantages and disadvantages of the breed, and other pertinent information.

On Sunday, stop by the show ring at 12:30 for the unique Parade of Sheep Breeds, that will include many rare and exotic breeds. Later in the afternoon, watch the Lead Line Contest in Barn 7-8 where a competitor leads a young sheep around the ring while wearing an outfit made from wool, either sewn, knitted, or crocheted.

You can find even more sheep at the Sheep-to-Shawl Contest, Sheep Shearing Demonstrations, and Working Sheepdog Demonstrations.

No need to count sheep to fall asleep when you get home!

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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Thank you!

Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

In Peace,

Gwen Handler, Chairman, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Lee Langstaff, President, Maryland Sheep Breeders Association
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Best in show at the Skein & Garment Competition, a gorgeous wool rug by Sharon Kollman of Glen Arm, Maryland. #mswf #mswf2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased to have Franklin Habit and Lily Chin as instructors this year. Both will be giving lectures on Sunday. Lily is doing "Design Inspiration" and Franklin's topic is "A Brief History of the Knitting Pattern". $5.00 at the door, first come, first served. @ Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival - Official Page ... See MoreSee Less

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