Shepherd Workshops & Seminars

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For 2020, we are offering three pre-festival Shepherd Workshops as well as two free Shepherd Seminars during Festival weekend. Pre-registration is required for the workshops. No registration is necessary for the free Shepherd Seminars.

Registration Information

We are again offering online registration with a paper registration option. Refer to online registration instructions for information about registering online. All online and paper registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis, until classes are filled. Paper registrations received after classes are filled will be returned.

Free Shepherd Seminar 1: Shepherd’s Chat with John Fichtner

Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Dining HallJohn will discuss and answer ...

Free Shepherd Seminar 2: Starting a Flock for Wool Production with Sue Blacker

Saturday, May 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Dining HallSue will cover why and how decisio ...

SW01 Breeding and Producing for Wool with Sue Blacker

Thursday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Home Arts BuildingStudents will look at the char ...

SW02 Shepherding Basics with Dr. Richard Barczewski

Friday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Show RingThis workshop is a must for novice sh ...

SW03 Basic Sheep Handling with Dr. Richard Barczewski

Friday, May 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Show RingThis is a session integral, but not es ...

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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Attention please! We ended up with a small quantity of 2020 merchandise left over from our virtual festival order. This includes short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, sling bags, backpacks, posters, note cards and enamel pins. Sorry, no mugs, and not all sizes are available in the shirts and sweatshirts.

You can view these items at, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

This may be your last chance to get 2020 Festival merchandise!
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