49th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Posted: June 15, 2021

  • May 7 & 8, 2022
  • Together person.

Welcome to the 48th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Posted: May 1, 2021

  • A virtual online festival
  • May 1 & 2, 2021
  • Staying home and staying safe until 2022

48th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Posted: December 5, 2020

  • A virtual online festival
  • May 1 & 2, 2021
  • Staying home and staying safe until 2022

Welcome to the Virtual Online Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Posted: May 1, 2020

Welcome! We're glad you are here to help us celebrate all things sheep and wool, apart yet together.

Maryland Sheep & Wool Virtual Online Festival

Posted: May 1, 2020

Apart Yet Together
May 2 & 3, 2020

Join us for our Virtual Online Festival, May 2nd and 3rd!

Posted: May 1, 2020

Since we won’t be getting together in person this year, we are hosting a virtual online festival instead. We are working on the following components for festival weekend, May 2nd and 3rd:

  • Virtual Vendor Marketplace
  • Virtual Fleece Sale
  • Virtual Junior Spinning Competition
  • Virtual Family Activities Tent
  • Online Swag Store

Our home base will be the new Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Online Community group on Facebook. This group was set up to allow the greater festival community to interact, inspire, and share with one another. Anyone is welcome to post in this group. However, if you want to post about items for sale, you must be a current Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival vendor or be part of in the virtual fleece sale.

Virtual Vendor Marketplace – We will be creating an enhanced vendor list on our website, which will include links to online stores for those vendors that have them. Many vendors will also have videos available giving you a tour of their “virtual vendor booth”, as well as special offers and discounts for the virtual festival weekend.

Virtual Fleece Sale – Our Fleece Sale committee will be contacting producers who have brought fleeces to sell …


Posted: April 26, 2020

Family Fun at Home

Posted: April 23, 2020

Welcome to our Family Fun at Home page! Since we won’t be having any in-person Family Activities this year, we’ve put together a list of things you can experience from home as part of our 2020 Virtual Online Festival.

View a variety of wool fact sheets on topics such as Wool Qualities 101, Wool History, Wool Processing, Wool and the Carbon Cycle, and How Wool Reduces Climate Impact at

Read the Sheep Reporter newsletter for kids.

Explore different breeds of sheep at

Watch some videos about sheep and wool:

Learn a new skill by taking a virtual class! Kellie Nuss, chairman of our Family Activities Committee, has made videos of the following classes that would have happened in our Family Activities Tent. These videos are suitable for all ages (including adults):

Cancellation of the 2020 Festival

Posted: March 18, 2020

With regret that is beyond words, we are announcing the cancellation of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival for the first time in our 47 year history.

Cancelled – 47th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Posted: March 18, 2020

  • May 2 & 3, 2020
  • 8:30AM - 6PM Saturday
  • 8:30AM - 5PM Sunday
  • Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
  • Admission: $5.00
  • No pets…please leave your dog at home

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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