Be a Vendor

The Festival serves to showcase, and provide a marketplace for, the amazing range of products, services, activities, skills and artistry that both support and reflect the spectacular versatility and variety of what sheep have to offer.

We are a competitive juried show. Each year we receive a large number of applications for a limited number of available vendor booth spaces. The Vendor Committee encourages all potential applicants to visit the Festival to get a flavor of the type of products sold. We are looking for unique or rare or exciting products that help us meet our mission. We have a sophisticated customer base and we have an opportunity to provide them with products they cannot find anywhere else.

New vendors – For the 2021 Festival, we are moving to an online application process. Please use this link to submit your application. The application deadline is October 1, 2020. Jurying will take place in mid-November, and letters will go out to all applicants by mid-January.

If you are interested in advertising with the Festival, the advertising deadline for our catalog is January 1. Web ads are accepted year-round.

Returning vendors – If you had us hold your 2020 booth fee for the 2021 festival, you do not need to send a new application. You will be mailed a contract for 2021 at the appropriate time. If you requested a refund of your 2020 booth, please email the vendor committee at for instructions.

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See the Preinspection Guidelines from the Fire Marshal.

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Food Vendor Inquiries

Food vendors are primarily provided through a contract with the Howard County Fairgrounds itself. The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is only able to hire food vendors who sell lamb products. If you are interested in applying, and sell lamb, please contact for more information.

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 www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, 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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