Black Sheep Newsletter
  A magazine for shepherds and fiber enthusiasts

Coming Events

ANNUAL IOWA SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL will be held June 14-16 at the Hanson Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa. Activities include sheep and fleece shows and sales, classes, seminars, demonstrations vendors and more. For more information:

45TH ANNUAL BLACK SHEEP GATHERING will be held July 5-7, in Albany, Oregon at the Linn County Fairgrounds. The show catalog was printed in the winter issue, number 178 and is now online at:

PRAIRIE CITY FIBER FEST will be held July 27-28, at 530 E Main St, Suite 3, in John Day, Oregon. The event includes a fleece sale, vendors, workshops and demonstrations. For more information:

MICHIGAN FIBER FESTIVAL will be held August 16-18, at the Allegan County Fairground in Allegan, Michigan. Workshops will be held August 15-18. See our ad on page 10. For more information:

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WISCONSIN SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL will be held September 6-8, in Jefferson, Wisconsin. For more information:

CALIFORNIA WOOL AND FIBER FESTIVAL will be held in conjunction with the Mendocino County fair and Apple Show, hosting the California National wool show, September 13-15, from 10am-8pm at the Mendocino County Fair, 14400Hwy 128, Boonville, California. There will be a $25 premium for best out of state entry. For info call Nancy Finn, show superintendent, at 707-459-8558 or visit our web page:

OREGON FLOCK AND FIBER FESTIVAL will be held September 28-29, at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby. The celebrated handcraft is spinning and the celebrated breed is Corriedale sheep. For more information:

31ST ANNUAL VERMONT SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL will be held October 5-6, at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge. The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival celebrates small farms and natural fiber with over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, fiber animals, handspinning and fiber crafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items and local meat and cheese. The Festival includes contests, fiber arts classes and demonstrations, shepherd workshops, herding and shearing demos, fleece sale and more set against a backdrop of rolling hills during the peak of Vermont fall foliage. Adults $6, seniors: $5, children under 12: $1. For more information visit our web page:

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