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Fair History Info

Welcome to our fair!
The Mass Sheep and Woolcraft Fair began in 1974 with an idea presented at a potluck dinner at the home of Henry and Virginia Easterbrooks. The fair began as a spin off of a youth sheep judging contest. The main purpose was to have a statewide sheep show.  The fair has been held at the Cummington Fairgrounds every year except one.  As the fair grew areas associated with sheep were added; dog trials, vendors, sheep and fleece auctions, leadline and other fiber animals. As time has gone by, the lamb bits have become a signature food item, parking lots are full on both days, the fiber workshops are full of variety and people and the fair is still run largely on a volunteer basis.


Committee
MSWCF 2017 Committee Members 

Steering Committee Lisa Dachinger, Aaron Loux, Shawn Thayer, Trevor Meservey
   
Vendors Chair Aaron Loux, aaronshearing@gmail.com
12 Thayer Corner Rd, Cummington, MA 01026
413-230-8607
Co-Chairs

Shawn Thayer, sthayer@bcn.net
160 Bryant Rd, Cummington, MA 01026
413-634-5528

Lisa Dachinger, lisa@raresheepwool.com

Trevor Meservey, suffolks18@gmail.com
785 Plainfield Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330
413-628-4694

   
Secretary Debby Dane, debdane2@gmail.com
132 White Oaks Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267
413-884-3309
   
Emeritus Everything Launie York, yorkfarm@outlook.com
180 South Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, MA 10370
413-625-2424
   
Social Media and Web Ads Heather McQueen, vireo99@gmail.com
413-387-5420
   
Brochure Shawn Thayer
   
Show Secretary Scott Poitras, ppoitras@charter.net
95 Hollow Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010
413-245-4589
   
Show Ring Superintendents

Janet Hukowicz, jhukowic@smith.edu 
35 East St, Hadley, MA 01035
413-584-8549

Debby Dane, debdane2@gmail.com
132 White Oaks Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267
413-884-3309

Lesley Merritt, lamb61347@yahoo.com
924 Brattleboro Rd, Bernardston, MA 01337
413-648-9537



   
Sheep Dog Trial

Denise Leonard, dleonard@schoolph.umass.edu
389 Adams Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-773-5232

Kate Collins/George Northrop, George01368@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 119, Royalston, MA 01368-0119
978-249-4407

Wendy Warner, farmgirl4@hotmail.com
231 W. Mtn Cheshire, MA 01225



   
Children's Activities Jenny Atkins, jennyatkins100@gmail.com
30 Columbia Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
413-835-5578
   
Woolcraft Workshops & Demos Lisa Bertoldi, bertoldi@crocker.com
51 Conway Rd, Williamsburg, MA 01096
413-268-7485
   
Fiber/Spinning Contests & Knitting Barbara Westwood, blennoxwestwood@gmail.com
203 West St, Cummington, MA 01026
   
Handcraft & Handspun Contests Barbara Westwood, blennoxwestwood@gmail.com
203 West St. Cummington, MA 01026
   
Fleece Show & Sale Kathryn (Kat) Parks, Kathryn.parks87@gmail.com
98 Wildflower Dr, Amherst, MA 01002
413-348-6008

Leona Arthen, leonaarthen@gmail.com
PO Box 628 Worthington MA 01098
413-238-4453
   
Drop-in Spinning

Heather Baylis, BaylisFarm@gmail.com

   
Shearing Demos Aaron Loux, aaronshearing@gmail.com
12 Thayer Corner Rd, Cummington, MA 01026
   
Photography Contest Nathan Loux, loux_nathan@yahoo.com
   
Lead Line Pageant Cathy Niedziela, cathyniedziela@gmail.com
33 East St, Hadley, MA 01035
413-585-9158
   
Trophies & Ribbons Janet Hukowicz, jhukowic@smith.edu 
35 East St, Hadley, MA 01035
413-584-8549
   
Fair Info Booth Linda Chastain. Chastainlinda@aol.com
   
Publicity Marion Welch, welch@justamerefarm.com
248 Patterson Rd, Worthington, MA 01090
413-238-5902

Lisa Bertoldi, bertoldi@crocker.com
51 Conway Road, Williamsburg, MA 01096
413-268-7485
   
Fair Photographer David Knauer
   
Food Booth 4-H
   
Potluck Dinner Julie Meservey, breadrisin@aol.com
785 Plainfield Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330
413-628-4694
   
Ice Cream Social/Paper Products Lesley Merritt & Chip Hallet
   
Kiddie Ag Area

Jenny Atkins

   
Bathroom Police Alice Newth, newth@vasci.umass.edu
59 East Taylor Hill Rd, Montague, MA 01351
413-367-2811
   
Trash Coordinator Chip Hallet & Brit Hallet/4-H Club
smudgesheeps@yahoo.com
   
Gate Keepers Pioneer Valley 4-H Young Shepherds
   
Campers/Tents (onsite) Fred Schauwecker
   



 

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