Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I want to let everyone in the Mid-Atlantic region know that the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is coming up soon; May 4 & 5! If you've never been, it's a wonderful time for anyone interested in animals, wool production, and pretty much everything associated with sheep & wool. It's free and fun and educational. There are huge variety of artisans and crafts people, as well as shepherds and border collie people. No, I am not a participant in the Festival indulging in self-promotion, I just want to share something good with anyone interested. Hope to see you there!

-- Lisa (, April 03, 2002


I live here in Missouri and I have been to the festival twice and it is wonderful. By all means if you go visit Anapolis-it is the most beautiful city I ever saw.I wish I could go this year but I have too much stock to take care of and my husband just cannot make it by himself for those days.I too whole heartedly encourage anyone who can to go and experience it. Terry

-- Terry Lipe (, April 03, 2002.

I've been trying for at least 5 years to get back to the festival but lambing/kidding seems to interfer. I have always had one or two to go yet by first of May no matter how hard I try not to. (Critters have their own idea of timing)

Stumbled on to the festival on our way to see my daughter in Pasadena one year and it was a great event. I went alone and only had a little time, we had tickets to the baseball game in Baltimore, and enjoyed what little I saw. Well worth the trip.

-- BetsyK from Mich (, April 04, 2002.

I went last year and am definitely going this year. love the barns, you can run your hands through the wool of all the sheep in there. great lamb sausage too, not to mention a cart that sold giiant chocolate eclairs that tasted like homemade!

-- Elizabeth (, April 04, 2002.

There is one at Rockville Indiana also I think it is this weekend. It is at the Parke County Fair Grounds just North of Rockville. You know Rockville the Covered Bridge Capital.

-- Mel Kelly (, April 04, 2002.

Thanks for posting the info. I was going to find their website to see the dates for this year. I hope to be able to go.

Last year's was great. It was crowded but the weather was beautiful.

Perhaps we could arrange a little meeting there on Saturday? Perhaps sitdown together and have some grilled lamb?

-- Lav, Central Maryland (, April 04, 2002.

Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go. (Sounds like that commercial). I went last year and thought I had died and gone to heaven. For those of us that like sheep as well as wool, it is absolutely wonderful. They also had some alpacas and llamas which are also an interest of mine. You can buy all sorts of wool as well as every imaginable item that relates to wool. If it is at all possible for you to go, you have to make the effort. It is well worth it. Oh yeah, they also had angora rabbits as well.

-- Colleen (, April 04, 2002.

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