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!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, felting, and crochet classes on January 29 and 30, 2022.

Registration is now open!

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Registration for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest is now open at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool!While we will be returning in May with our usual stellar lineup of in-person classes, we know a lot of you are only able to participate virtually. It’s just not feasible for us to offer online and in-person classes at the same time, so our solution is to bring you two days of virtual fiber arts seminars on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. 2022. Winterfest 2022 will be held on the same Lessonface platform that served us so well for the 2021 virtual festival. Visit the Lessonface site above for full class details. #mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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While we will be returning in May with our usual stellar lineup of in-person classes, we know a lot of you are only able to participate virtually. It’s just not feasible for us to offer online and in-person classes at the same time, so our solution is to bring you two days of virtual fiber arts seminars on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. 2022. Winterfest 2022 will be held on the same Lessonface platform that served us so well for the 2021 virtual festival.To preview the class listing go to sheepandwool.org/warm-up-for-the-festival-with-winterfest/. Registration will open on November 14, 2021.#mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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We are eagerly anticipating a return to our usual in-person festival format in May, and this Friday (October 1) is the deadline to apply as a new vendor for the 2022 Festival. The application is online at sheepandwool.wufoo.com/forms/2022-application-for-booth-space-new-vendor/. #mdsw2022 ... 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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