It slipped my mind that the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is almost here. I forgot it was the first weekend of May! Whoops…
Many thanks to a fellow food pantry volunteer, Ravelry member, and knitting diva for reminding me. E mentioned it this past Saturday, while we were volunteering at our local church’s food pantry. She even asked me to tag along, and initially I was planning to do so, until I remembered that this Saturday, I have a servanthood meeting to attend at church, and so my daughter, and I will hopefully meet her there.
I’ve heard rumblings about the event throughout the years; I’m a crafty Marylander, remember? But, honestly, I didn’t pay too much attention to it, and what the event offered, until I joined Revelry.
From what I’ve been reading on that site, and others, the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival is a big event. It will be the 39th annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!
Sheep Shearing at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
One event I’m looking forward to is sheep shearing, I was introduced to this craft at an early age. The pastor of the church my family attended had a goat named… Wooly Booger. I vaguely remember him getting sheared at least once per year.
On one of those occasions, I tagged along when the pastor made the trek to a neighbor’s house (I was about six years old) a few miles down the road, to have him sheared. I found it fascinating.
And just as some animals hate to get baths… Wooly wasn’t too fond of this experience! He did look a lot cooler once he emerged without all that hair aka wool, and he bounded off (nick free) to graze on some nearby grass.
Connecting with other crafters
Besides the shearing, it’ll be nice to see a bunch of crafters in one place. Hopefully I’ll see some crafters from the various online places I frequent. Admittedly, I’m not a member of too many crafting communities. I guess I should change that.
Of course, if I attend, I’ll be taking pictures. I’d be a “bad blogger” if I didn’t, right?
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival; May 5 & 6 2012
Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairground Road
West Friendship, MD 21794-9604
Dates and Time
May 5 & 6, 2012
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm