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30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This will be our 30th year of Sheepshearing!

$20 adults, Free for children 12 and under and Gore Place Members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Skip the lines on the day of the event and buy your tickets online!


Our festival features both traditional manual blade sheep shearing and electric sheep shearing. Sheep fleeces are collected and later sold. Our merino sheep are sheared the traditional way and other sheep are brought in for the electric shearing.

Our fiber tent area offers dozens of fiber artists specializing in wool yarn, roving, knitting kits, and finished wool products. Some even bring animals or special demonstrations. Here’s a list of our 2017 Fiber Tent Crafters.

Our crafter area has 76 booths with artisans selling handmade candles, birdhouses, jewelry, metalwork, pottery, and more! Here is the list of our 2017 Crafters.

Here’s a list of our food vendors.

DIRECTIONS TO THE FESTIVAL – Gore Place is located at 52 Gore Street in Waltham, Massachusetts just off Route 20. From I-90 (Mass Pike) take exit 17 to Watertown Square. Turn left onto Route 20 (Main Street). Travel 1~1/4 miles to Gore Street. From Route 128/I-95 exit 26 to Route 20 east (Main Street) 3~1/2 miles to Gore Street.

By Public Transportation: Gore Place is accessible by public transportation via the MBTA 70 and 70A bus Warren Street Stop.

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Thank you to our sponsors!



April 29
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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