Welcome to the Virtual 2021 Festival!

We’re glad you are here to help us celebrate all things sheep and wool, staying home and staying safe until 2022.

For that true, hanging-out-with-all-of-your best-fiber-buds experience (including friends you haven’t even met yet), head over to our Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Online Community Facebook group. Unlike the in-person Festival, this one won’t have to close down at night and will go on all weekend long!

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Real-Time Events

Saturday

All Day

Online Fleece-to-Shawl Auction
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Skein & Garment Show and Tell Fundraiser
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10:00 – 11:00

Free Keynote Lecture: Intentional Empathy, by Cecelia Nelson-Hunt
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11:00 – 12:00

Fiber Arts Demo: Weaving
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Passcode: 431265


1:00 – 2:00

Fiber Arts Demo: Spinning – Wheels and Spindles
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Passcode: 374918


6:00 – 9:00

Spin-In
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Passcode: 556644


7:00 – 8:00

Shepherd Seminar: Fundamentals of Sheep Colors with Polly Matzinger
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Sunday

All Day

Online Fleece-to-Shawl Auction
Go

Skein & Garment Show and Tell Fundraiser
Go


11:00 – 12:00

Fiber Arts Demo: Lacemaking and Knitting
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Passcode: 550068


12:00 – 1:00

Lecture: Historic Spinning Wheels by Heavenly Bresser ($2.00)
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2:00 – 3:00

Fiber Arts Demo: Spinning – Wheels and Spindles
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Passcode: 524086


On-Demand Videos

Hint: After clicking the play button in the center of a video, click the icon in the lower right corner to view it full screen and access additional videos within the playlists.

Virtual Vendor Booth Tours – A Playlist

Sheepdog Demonstration

Sheep Shearing Demonstration

Fleece-to-Shawl Competition– A Playlist

Make It With Wool Fashion Show

Author Chats And Story Readings– A Playlist

How To Make Truffles With Sheep Or Goat Cheese


Virtual Vendor Marketplace


Virtual Fleece Sale

  • Abigail's Corriedales

    Fleece Types Medium
    Color White
    Purebred Breed(s) Corriedale

  • Aerie Farm East

    Fleece Types Medium
    Color White, Natural Colored
    Purebred Breed(s) Cheviot

  • Another Fine Mess Farm

    Fleece Types Longwool
    Color White, Natural Colored
    Purebred Breed(s) Lincoln; I will also have Lincoln/Romney cross fleeces.

  • Black Sheep Farm

    Fleece Types Fine
    Color White, Natural Colored
    Purebred Breed(s) Merino

  • Blackberry Fields Farm

    Fleece Types Longwool
    Color White, Natural Colored
    Purebred Breed(s) Leicester Longwool, Romney

  • BlueLand Farm

    Fleece Types Longwool
    Color White, Natural Colored
    Purebred Breed(s) Bluefaced Leicester

  • Border Creek Farm

    Fleece Types Longwool
    Color White, Natural Colored
    Purebred Breed(s) Gotland

  • Catoctin Creek Farm

    Fleece Types Longwool
    Color White
    Purebred Breed(s) Romney


Virtual Breed Display Barn


Virtual Competition Results


Online Festival Store

More items are available in the full online store!


How You Can Help The Festival

Make a Donation

Your donations help us continue to produce this great event and are needed now more than ever in light of the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 Festivals. Donate here.

Buy Festival Gear

Purchase 2021 “Staying Home and Staying Safe Until 2022” t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, posters and note cards in our online store.

Bid on a shawl in the Fleece-to-Shawl Auction

The shawls from the Fleece-to-Shawl Competition will be auctioned off online at biddingowl.com/MarylandSheepWoolFestival. Bidding opens at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. Bid generously! A portion of all sales goes to the Festival.

Vote for your favorite entries in the Skein & Garment “Show and Tell” Fundraiser

Vote at https://www.gogophotocontest.com/sheepandwool. Voting begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2.

Each vote costs $1, and there is no limit to the number of votes you may cast during the voting period. You must purchase a minimum of five votes at a time for a minimum charge of $5. Net proceeds go towards replacing income lost through two years of virtual festivals.

Vote early and often – your votes help support the future of the festival!

Buy a Catalog

If you would like a souvenir of this year’s event, we still have 2021 catalogs left (since we had to guess in advance how many to print). They also make a handy reference throughout the year. We’d hate to send them to be recycled, so why not order one today at https://sheepandwool.org/purchase-a-catalog/

2021 Festival Gear Now Available

Shop online, or buy in-store at the Sheepman Supply showroom in Frederick, Maryland. Choose from "staying home and staying safe until 2022" t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags. posters, and note cards. Your purchases help support the Festival.
Sample of tote bag

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