Welcome to the 2020 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival!
This year, our 47th, we want to take a moment to recognize and thank our festival visitors who come full of enthusiasm to support our passion for sheep and wool and the many related activities. Let’s also thank all the shepherds, vendors, fiber artists, sheep and wool equipment makers, crafters, and volunteers. What is amazing is that all come together from varied backgrounds and walks of life to make this festival a success year after year. One of our favorite activities is to visit the livestock barn and talk to the shepherds who have taken time to come from destinations as far as California to participate. If you have chance, stop by the barn and thank a shepherd for participating.
New this year is our first annual Creative Shearing Competition. Shearers are challenged to re-direct their mastery of the process as sculpture, landscaping, haute couture, or a journey of craft and art. Judging will be based on artistry, originality, humor, and skill, and the shearers will rewarded with awards and public acclaim. Come to the Show Ring on Saturday at noon and see what they have come up with!
We hope you enjoy your visit with us,
Gwen Handler, Chairperson, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Jeff White, President, Maryland Sheep Breeders Association
Please recycle your cans and bottles as you enjoy your visit with us this year.