Gore Place’s 32nd Annual Sheepshearing Festival


SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. RAIN OR SHINE.



A sure sign of spring — advance tickets to the 32nd Annual Sheepshearing Festival are now available!




$20 general admission ages 13 and up, 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.

The festival features both traditional manual blade sheep shearing in addition to electric sheep shearing. Afterwards, the sheep fleeces are collected and sold. Our  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 will have up to 75 booths with artisans selling handmade goods!


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 ($3 a family, free for GP members), and more!

Interested in being a vendor? 

Fiber Tent (natural fibers only) Application: FIBER TENT Application 2019

Crafter Application (ALL CORNER BOOTHS ARE SOLD OUT, 10 regular booths left): Crafter Application 2019  

Commercial Vendor Application: Commercial Booth Application 2019

Nonprofit Vendor Application: Nonprofit Application 2019

Thank you to our sponsors!