Contests & Competitions

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Club Lamb Jackpot

The club lamb jackpot is a club lamb show where exhibitors pay a set entry fee and the winner gets t ...

Creative Shearing Competition

Join us for our first annual creative shearing competition, postponed from 2020. Not everyone can sh ...

Fine Arts Competition

New location for 2022 – Main Exhibition Annex This art competition is intended to encourage art ...

Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

A skillathon provides youth with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock ...

Junior Spinning Competition

New location for 2022 - Main Exhibition Annex The Junior Spinning Competition is for anyone under ...

Lead Line Competition

The Lead Line Competition is a intended to show the relationship between the shepherd and the wool p ...

Mamie Francis Blanket Competition

Mamie Francis was a weaver of small blankets or lap robes. She is remembered by her husband, daughte ...

Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador Competition

The 2022 Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador will be chosen at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festiv ...

Sheep Photo Competition

New location for 2022 – Main Exhibition Annex This competition is intended to encourage photogr ...

Sheep Promotion Competition

New location for 2022 – Main Exhibition Annex Formerly known as the Sheep Poster Competition, t ...

Sheep To Shawl Competition

New location for 2022 - Main Exhibition Annex Five team members - one shearer, three spinners, an ...

Skein & Garment Competition

This competition features a wide range of items handcrafted by spinners, knitters, weavers, crochete ...

Youth Conservationist Program

The Youth Conservationist Program (YCP) is an adult/youth mentoring program that enables young aspir ...

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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Correction - registration for our our in-person classes for 2023 will open at 2:00 pm ET on Sunday, February 19, not February 12 as previously posted.A preview of the classes has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class details, including dates and times, will be posted in the next day or two. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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A preview of our in-person classes for 2023 has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class information will be posted once we work out a few more details. Registration will open on February 12. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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