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Join us for the 27th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival!
October 3 & 4, 2015

Animal Barn

Sheep  –   Goats  –   Alpacas  –   Llamas  –  Rabbits.  The Animal Barn also includes vendors offering all your favorite fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies.

Marketplace

Over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials, meat and cheese.

Marketplace vendors are located in the Animal Barn, the Vendor Pavilion, on the grounds outside the Pavilion and in the Dodge-Gilman Building.

Shepherd Workshops

Our workshops are designed to educate owners – and future owners – of small ruminants. These talks are free and no registration is necessary.

We’d love to hear from you with suggestions for future workshops or if you have the knowledge and skills to teach a Shepherd Workshop.

Fiber Arts Classes

Class options include a variety of full and half day sessions featuring fiber arts such as spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving.  Register for a class and receive a free pass to the Festival!

Please drop us an email with suggestions for future Fiberarts Classes or instructors.

Fiber Arts Contests

New and fun for 2015 – a great selection of contest categories!

Fleece Show & Sale

The show and sale will be held in Floral Hall this year. We expect contest judging to be finished by around noon on Saturday when the winning fleeces will be on exhibit and the sale will open to the public. Come by early for the best selection.

Vendor Demos

A number of our Marketplace Vendors have volunteered to showcase their talents, crafting abilities and/or fiber products for these brief free demos. Descriptions and locations of vendors demos will be announced soon.

Cashmere Goat Exhibit and Show

We are pleased to welcome back the Cashmere Goat Association to the Festival. The cashmere exhibit will be located in the Riverside Barns on the far end of the Festival grounds.  Click here to view the CGA schedule of events for the weekend.

Other Activities & Events

Don’t forget to visit Floral Hall!  Stop by the ever popular Drop In & Spin and try your hand on one of the spinning wheels under the tutelage of our volunteer spinners.

We introduced our Yarn & Fiber Tasting last year as a way to showcase yarns and spinning fibers from many of our vendors. Yarns, along with needles and hooks, are provided for you to sample and enjoy. Spinning fibers will be located with the Drop in & Spin to allow for sampling.

Also in Floral Hall this year will be a Book Signing by Vermont artist and author, John Churchman. He will be signing and selling copies of his recently published book, “Sweet Pea and Friends, the SheepOver”, a story about a lamb who lives on a farm in Vermont. Visit their facebook page to learn more about Sweet Pea and Friends.

All our contests – fleece, handspun yarn and handicrafts – will be judged and exhibited at Floral Hall beginning at around noon on Saturday.

Our Sheep Herding Demonstrations are always popular. Located between the Dodge Gilman Building and the Food Vendors, demos will include sheep herding and sheep shearing.

Food Vendors

The Festival is making a special effort to recruit new and different vendors of fresh, delicious and local foods. If you are a food vendor or can suggest a vendor, please email us.  If you are a food vendor, click here for an application to vend at the Festival.

Music

Festival music will be provided by Royalton Community Radio.