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!

$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.

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


Interested in being a vendor? 

2017 Crafter Application (handmade items ONLY) (only 4 corner booths and 1 regular booth remain)

2017 Fiber Tent Application (natural fibers only) 

2017 Commercial Booth Application

2017 Non-Profit Booth Application

Thank you to our sponsors!