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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We are terribly sorry, but due to unanticipated problems, there will not be an online entry option for our sheep shows this year, and the deadline for mailing entries has been extended. The entry form is available on our website using the link below. Entries must be postmarked by April 10, 2017. A $20 late fee will be assessed to those entries postmarked after April 10. No entries accepted after April 15 postmark. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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2017 merchandise is now available in the online store at www.sheepman.com/mswf -- two sizes of posters, one style of tote bag, and two colors of t-shirts! More colors and styles will be available at the festival!

If you are within driving distance of Frederick, Maryland, you can purchase them right in the Sheepman Supply showroom and saving shipping costs. All proceeds benefit the festival.
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Here is our 2017 poster. The artwork is a watercolor by cover art contest winner Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD and the design is by Ashton Design of Baltimore, MD.The catalog cover is kind of cool, too, as the ewe is on the front and the little lamb is on the back. ... See MoreSee Less

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