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2017 Mass Sheep & Woolcraft Fair
Photo Credit: Nikki Gardner
www.artandlemons.com

 
 
2018 schedule will be posted sometime in early 2018.
 
Click here for Kid's Activities!

7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Food Booth Open, Breakfast available

7:30 am – 9:00 am

All fleece, woolcraft & photography entries at Exhibit Hall

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sheep Dog Trials

9:00 am 5:00 pm

Commercial Exhibits Open

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop: Spindle and Distaff Spinning
Presenter: Bruce Engebretson
4-H Building Inside

9:30 am – 1:00 pm Exhibit hall closed for judging of fleeces and woolcraft entries
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Workshop: Fiber Blending and Color Blending on the Drum Carder
Presenter: Dotty Taft
4-H Building Inside
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Various Fiber techniques or demonstrations
Free- Under the Fiber Tent
Check Tent for a list of the day’s demonstrations

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop In Spinning
The Pavilion (near office)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ag Education Area Open (Agricultural Activities for Kids)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm On- going demos for children: learning about sheep and what to do with their wool
11:00 am Lamb Cut Up Workshop
Presenter: John Stein
Dining Hall
Learn the basics of fabricating a lamb carcass.
11:00 am Kid's Workshop: Kids Learn to Spin
Presenter: Mershele Springstube
Stage

12 Noon

All sheep for show on grounds
12:30 pm Shearing Demonstration
Near Ring 2

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fleece Sale & Woolcraft & Photography Exhibits Open
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Re-Opens for Fleece Sale and Woolcraft & Photography Exhibits
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Workshop: Carding
Presenter: Bruce Engebretson
4-H Building Inside
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Drop-In Weaving - all ages
Springfield Weavers Guild
Exhibit Hall Porch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Kid's Workshop: Kool-Aid dyeing for kids of all ages (adults, too!)
Presenter: Jenny Atkins
Stage

1:30 pm

Sheep Show - Ring 1, Upper Barn:
Fitting & Showmanship
Market Lamb
Cheviot
Shropshire
Suffolk

2:00 pm Kid's Workshop: Felting Treasure Bags for Kids
Presenter: Mershele Springstube
Stage
2:00 pm Spinning Wheel and Drop Spindle (pick one) Mystery Spinning Contest for Adults and Youth
Fiber Tent

2:30 pm

Shearing Demonstration
Near Ring 2

3:30 pm

Shearing Demonstration
Near Ring 2

6:00 pm Pot Luck Supper and Ice Cream Social
Dining Hall

 

6:30 am – 4:00 pm

Food Booth Open, Breakfast available

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sheep Dog Trials

9:00 am

Sheep Show - Ring1, Upper Barn:
Dorset
Southdown
Hampshire
AOB Meat

Sheep Show- Ring 2, Lower Barn:
Cotswold
Shetland
Jacob
All Other Breeds - Wool & Colored 
Natural Colored                              
Corriedale
Romney

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Commercial Exhibits Open

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open, Fleece Sales, Woolcraft, Photography Displays

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Various Fiber techniques or demonstrations
Free- Under the Fiber Tent
Check Tent for a list of the day’s demonstrations
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Fleece to Shawl Demonstration
Fiber Tent
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Drop-In Spinning
Pavilion (near office)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ag Education Area Open (Agricultural Activities for Kids)

10:30 am Shearing Demonstration
Near Ring 2
11:00 am - 2:00 pm On-going demos for children: learning about sheep and what to do with their wool.
11:00 am Kid's Workshop: Weaving for Kids
Presenter: Jenny Atkins
Stage
12:30 pm- 3:00 pm Workshop: The Life-Changing Magic of Chart-Reading for Knitting
Presenter: Emily F. Gwynn
4-H Building Inside
12:30 pm- 3:00 pm Kid's Workshop: Introduction to Naalbinding
Presenter: Katherine Johnson
4-H Building Inside

1:00 pm

Lead Line Pageant
Sheep Show Ring #1

2:00 pm

Speed Knitting Contest for Adult and Youth
Fiber Tent

2:00 pm- 3:00 pm Kid's Workshop: Kool-Aid dyeing for kids of all ages (adults, too!)
Presenter: Jenny Atkins
Stage
2:00 pm Awards and Shepherds Meeting
(1/2 hour after end of sheep show) Ring 1
2:00 pm Shearing Demonstration
Near Ring 2

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All woolcraft, photographs and remaining fleeces need to be picked up


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