Friday, January 23, 2009

101st Annual Connecticut Sheep and Wool

Last Updated: 03.22.10


Connecticut Sheep and Wool
April 24, 2010
Tolland, CT

http://www.ctsheep.com/100th_annual_sheep_and_wool_festival

The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival will be celebrating its 101st anniversary in 2010.

The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut”, has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena. This event is a delightful agricultural and learning experience for the general public as well as shepherds and fiber enthusiasts.

Exhibits and activities include: sheep exhibits, shearing demonstrations; vendors, fleece sale, educational lectures; ox cart rides, wool skirting, a sheep dog trial, fleece to shawl contests, kids corner, knitting instruction, ask the veterinarian, food, vendors, ox cart rides, festival logo shirts, music, vendors and fun.

1 comment:

Clare said...

The New England Lace Group will be doing a demonstration again this year at the CT Sheep & Wool Festival. We had a great crowd last year, and really enjoyed the event. Please drop by our tent at the festival, see bobbinlace in process, and find out how to learn this historic craft yourself. For more information about the group, see our website at www.nelg.us

Clare, Milford, CT
Lacemaker, weaver, spinner, knitter, etc.