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. Online ticket sales will go live on March 15.
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!