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Contests & Competitions

Fine Arts Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! This will be a virtual competition for 2021. The competition is inten ...

Fleece To Shawl Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! The spirit of the Sheep-to-Shawl Competition has always originated fr ...

Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

Virtual competition for 2021! The Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon tests youth on their cumulativ ...

Junior Spinning Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! The Junior Spinning Competition is for anyone under the age of 18 who ...

Lead Line Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! The Lead Line Competition is a intended to show the relationship betw ...

Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! The 2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador will be chosen in conju ...

Sheep Photo Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! This competition is intended to encourage photographers to explore th ...

Sheep Promotion Competition

Virtual competition for 2021! Formerly known as the Sheep Poster Competition, this competition has ...

Skein & Garment Show and Tell

Virtual competition for 2021! The Skein & Garment Competition at the Maryland Sheep & Wool ...

Fiber Arts Workshops

Free Keynote Lecture: Intentional Empathy by Cecelia Nelson-Hurt

Empathy is our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others and to understand what another person ...

Lecture: Historic Spinning Wheels by Heavenly Bresser

The spinning wheel is an ancient invention used to produce yarn from various fiber sources. Around t ...

Free Events & Demos

Fiber Arts Demonstrations

You are invited to visit the “virtual” Rabbit Barn during the festival this year. Join these liv ...

Free Keynote Lecture: Intentional Empathy by Cecelia Nelson-Hurt

Empathy is our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others and to understand what another person ...

Maryland Make It With Wool Fashion Show

We have a virtual fashion show for 2021! See wool garments made by participants in the 2020 Marylan ...

Njörðr’s Wanderers, a Viking Age Living History Group

Njörðr's Wanderers is an evidenced-based living history group. Their guiding principle is to prese ...

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is pleased to have Emily Chamelin Hickman of Westminster, Mar ...

Sheepdog Demonstrations

The Sheepdog Demonstrations at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival are always a crowd favorite. F ...

Spin-In

We will have virtual spin-in for 2021! We're planning an exciting three hours this year. Events wil ...

Shepherd Workshops

Shepherd Seminar – Coating Sheep for Fleece Quality with Lee Langstaff

Year-round coating of sheep is an increasingly popular option for those wishing to optimize desirabl ...

Shepherd Seminar – Fundamentals of Sheep Colors with Dr. Polly Matzinger

Just as a painter can create all sorts of colors and patterns by mixing a small number of basic colo ...

Shows & Sales

Auction of Handspun Handwoven Shawls

Once a year, sheep breeders, shearers, spinners and weavers from up and down the Mid-Atlantic region ...

Virtual Fleece Sale

The Fleece Show & Sale has been a mainstay of the Festival since the very beginning over 45 year ...

Proposals for 2022 Fiber Arts Seminars now being accepted

We are now accepting proposals for fiber arts seminars to be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which will take place in person on May 7 & 8, 2022 in West Friendship, Maryland. Many seminars will be held Wednesday-Friday of the week leading up to the festival; all seminars will be held in person. The Fiber Arts Seminar Committee invites instructors from every heritage, culture, belief system, and lifestyle to submit a proposal.

Submit your proposal(s) here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15.…

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