Black Sheep Newsletter
  A magazine for shepherds and fiber enthusiasts

Coming Events

HIGH DESERT WOOL GROWERS 20TH Annual Fiber Market Day will be held Saturday March 25, 2017 from 9:30am-4pm at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville, Oregon. Event includes demonstrations and vendor sales from fiber animal producers, spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters, crocheters, rug hookers and felters. For more information:
THE 38TH ANNUAL SHEPHERDS' EXTRAVAGANZA will be held April 20-23, 2017 as part of the Spring Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, Washington. There will be top quality sheep and fleeces for sale, a fiber arts show, sheep shearing, fiber craft demonstrations and classes, used equipment sale, and craft vendors. For more information:
                Lin Schwider at 425-432-3455 or

THE 44TH MARYLAND SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL will be held May 6-7, 2017 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. For more information:
                Gwen Handler, Chairman at
2017 BLACK SHEEP GATHERING will be held June 23-25, 2017 in Eugene, Oregon. This year the North American Shetland Sheepbreeders’ Association National Show and the American Teeswater Sheep Association Regional Show will be a part of the event. Look for the show catalog in the winter issue of the Black Sheep Newsletter.

THE 23
rd ANNUAL FINGER LAKES FIBER FESTIVAL will be held September 16-17, 2017 at the spacious Hemlock Fairgrounds in Hemlock, New York. Join us for a fiber extravaganza! Our 2-day festival is devoted to all fiber arts with a special focus on hand spinning. A wide range of exciting fiber arts workshops is scheduled, so register early! Fleece show and sale! Demonstrations, including sheep shearing, competitions, exhibits, fiber animals and 75+ high quality vendors of equipment, books, patterns, dyes, yarn, raw and processed fiber for every purpose, and beautiful finished goods! Great food, free horse and wagon rides, and ample parking; the event is handicap accessible. The event is open Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm and is handicap accessible. Adults $7/day, under 12 free. For further information, go to our website:
                Or contact Robin at 607-522-4374

 21st ANNUAL OREGON FLOCK AND FIBER FESTIVAL will be held September 23-24, 2017. The celebrated handcraft is lace-making and the celebrated breed is the Pygora goat.

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