Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival
Next Show Dates (when confirmed): April 30, 2016 Contacts
Melissa Higgins, (860) 966-9264
Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hude Ave, Vernon, 06066
Sat 9 - 4
Connecticut Sheep Breeders Assoc., Coventry,
The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. 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, lamb cooking demonstration, festival logo shirts, music, vendors and fun.