The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven.

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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Be sure to visit the Maryland Make it with Wool booth in the Main Exhibition Annex at the Festival this year...I hear that in honor of the 50th annual festival, they are planning a display of 50 outfits from past competitions!We are cheering on Jessica - our Maryland Make it with Wool Junior Champion - as she competes in the National Make It With Wool Contest in Fort Worth, Texas! #marylandmakeitwithwool #nationalmakeitwithwool ... See MoreSee Less
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Our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest, two days of virtual fiber arts seminars, is now just one week away! We still have spaces available in the following felting classes with Kristen Walsh:--Needle Felted Winter Landscape --Needle Felted Fox --Needle Felted Owl Find complete class details and register online at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool. Our lineup of in-person classes for May will be available around February 1.#MDSW #winterfest2023 #felt #felting #needlefelting #feltersofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less
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  • " This was paradise for me! My eyes feast on every booth that I walked through. It’s just amazing how creativity flows in everywhere I look. What I enjoyed the most is seeing the smile of satisfaction of people as they admire their newly acquired item. It’s like you can see heaven through their eyes. "

    Mjanejf on Ravelry
  • " I am a knitter, so I love seeing the variety of yarns for sale!  My son loves seeing the sheep and goats.  And my husband loves the food - especially the typical fair food and the lamb burgers! "

    Heather C.Sykesville, MD
  • " I always go here to stock up on roving for spinning & the wool yarn I use to weave. There are hundreds of vendors from all over the country selling incredible textiles, yarns, antiques & hand crafted items. "

    Manasi K.Seattle, WA
  • " There's plenty of fair food to be had there, not to mention some tasty lamb from a few vendors.  For the best food, go in the 4-H building and either purchase a BBQ sandwich or a leg of lamb sandwich.  Yum! "

    Wayne B.Charlotte, NC.
  • " Lots of animals to pet, sheepdog trials to watch, music, fairground food, shearing demonstrations, storytelling, wool spinning demos - fascinating, and it's outdoors, so the kids can be as loud as they want. "

    Anita W.Silver Spring, MD
  • " The festival is a great coming together of rural America. There is so much livestock, wool, yarn & southern food here, it's amazing. "

    Manasi K.Seattle, WA
  • " If you have any love whatsoever of sheep, wool, fleece, fiber, or anything to do with knitting, weaving, or spinning, then this is the festival for you. "

    Wayne B.Charlotte, NC
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