2021 Virtual Online Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

  • May 01, 2021
  • 8:30 AM
  • May 02, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • www.sheepandwool.org

This will be a virtual festival again this year! Last year, the virtual festival was pulled together at the last minute. This year, with a little more time to plan, we have been able to incorporate more of your favorite parts of the Festival. Sadly, a few things, like the Sheep Shows, are going to have to wait until we return to an in-person format, but there’s still plenty to do!

Here are some of the things we have planned:

  • Virtual Vendor Marketplace
  • Virtual Fleece Sale
  • Virtual Breed Display Barn
  • Online store for Festival merchandise

Real-time online events

  • Fiber Arts Seminars (Monday – Friday)
  • Fiber Arts Demonstrations and Lectures
  • Family Activities
  • Shepherd Seminars
  • Junior Spinning Competition
  • Saturday Night Spin-In

Competitions you can enter

  • Fine Arts Competition
  • Fleece-to-Shawl Competition
  • Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon
  • Lead Line Competition
  • Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador Competition
  • Sheep Photo Competition
  • Sheep Promotion Competition (formerly Sheep Poster Competition)

You’ll also be able to view the entries and placings online during the virtual Festival!

On-demand recorded demonstrations and events

  • Sheep Shearing
  • Sheepdogs
  • Making truffles with goat or sheep cheese
  • Fleece-to-Shawl team videos and judging video
  • Make It With Wool Fashion Show
  • Author Interviews and Children’s Book Readings

Other fun stuff

  • Online auction of handspun handwoven shawls from the Fleece-to-Shawl Competition
  • Just-for-fun Skein & Garment Show and Tell