Sheepshearing Festival

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! Stay tuned for more details!

$20 adults, Free to children 12 and under and Gore Place Members. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Our festival features both traditional manual blade sheep shearing and electric sheep shearing. Sheep fleeces are collected to be weighed in the kids’ activity tent and later sold. Our merino sheep and 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.

Our crafter area has 76 booths with artisans selling handmade candles, birdhouses, jewelry, metalwork, pottery, and more!

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Interested in being a vendor? 

2017 Crafter Application (handmade items ONLY)

2017 Fiber Tent Application (natural fibers only)

2017 Food Vendor Application Food Vendor Fees for Sheepshearing will be discussed upon acceptance of your application. Please do not send payment with your initial application. 

2017 Commercial Booth Application

2017 Nonprofit Booth Application