Gore Place’s 31st Annual Sheepshearing Festival


SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. RAIN OR SHINE.


Our Sheepshearing Festival is turning 31 this year!


$20 adults, Free for children 12 and under and Gore Place Members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at the gates on the day or online at the link: BUY TICKETS NOW


The festival features both traditional manual blade sheep shearing in addition to electric sheep shearing. Afterwards, the sheep fleeces are collected and sold. Our merino and Leicester longwool sheep are sheared the traditional way with other sheep 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.


Don’t miss the popular sheepherding demonstrations with border collies on the South Lawn.


Our crafter area has 75 booths with artisans selling handmade candles, birdhouses, jewelry, metalwork, pottery, and more!


After viewing shearing demonstrations and shopping, join us on a tour of the mansion (additional fee), watch the historic re-enactors, listen to live music, take a wagon ride (additional fee), and more!


Interested in group rates? For groups with 20 adults or more, please email Thom Roach at events@goreplace.org.

Want to follow along on Facebook? We have an event with updates, sneak peeks, and fun.



Interested in being a vendor? 

All food vendor spots have been filled.

Fiber Tent: Fiber Application 2018

(Please note all of our jewelry vendor spots are full)
6 regular spots and 11 corner booths remain
Craft Area: Crafter Application 2018  

Commercial Vendor: Commercial Booth Application 2018

Nonprofit Vendor: Nonprofit Application 2018

Thank you to our sponsors!