The forecast indicates that we may get some showers on Sunday in Deerfield, NH. So we encourage you to come explore the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival on Saturday before the rain arrives. Or better yet, bring your wellies and a good rain jacket so that you can wander around in perfect comfort.
The fun begins at 9 am on Saturday morning and the festival is open from 9-5 pm and then again for 9 – 4 pm on Sunday. You’ll find workshops, demonstrations, lectures and more.
There is even a showing of “Yarn” the Movie scheduled for 5:30 on Saturday evening. You’ll want to bring your own chair. $5.00 for adult, $2.00 for children 12 and under. You can find a full schedule of events here.
We’ll be among the dozens of vendors providing wooly wares of all kinds! You’ll find our booth in Building C, not far from Dairy Barn 1 where you’ll get a chance to meet the real stars of this gathering.
As this is the year of the Shearer, shearing demonstrations will be taking place all day in “shearer’s corner” near the main gate and the sheep display area in Dairy Barn 1. Both mechanical and blade will be demonstrated and shearers will answer your questions.
And for the more crafty, from 12-3 on Sunday, May 14, in the Dairy and Beef Barn 1 (Building H), Local 4-H youth with demonstrate their fiber skills by turning a fleece into a scarf! The process of carding, spinning, weaving, and embellishing with felted wool will be shown using a freshly shorn fleece. Come watch, learn, and encourage local 4-H’ers as they put their fiber skills into action!
We hope that you’ll choose to spend a part of your Mothers’ Day weekend with us at the festival. Bring your recently finished projects for show and tell. We’d love to see what you’ve been working on since we saw you last!