Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival set for Sept. 5-7

Staff Report

JEFFERSON, Wis. — “Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival: Beyond Yarn” will run Sept. 5-7 at Jefferson Fair Park in Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Spend the weekend at the Midwest’s premier sheep and wool festival and celebrate the diversity of sheep, the fiber they produce, and the renewable products they provide.

Three days filled with entertainment, shopping and education will be offered at one of Wisconsin’s finest fairgrounds, midway between Milwaukee and Madison, just south of I-94.

The Country Store will feature more than 130 exhibitors from across the country, offering everything from baskets to drop spindles; yarn to jewelry; rug looms to roving.

More than 70 fiber arts classes for all experience levels will be taught by nationally recognized instructors. Watch shearing demonstrations, see the newborn lambs, and check out the Hall of Breeds.

More than 600 sheep representing more than 40 breeds will be featured. Sheep shows will be both Saturday and Sunday. Watch Border collies in action during three days of stock-dog trials. See history come alive with “Ma & Pa,” cheer on your favorite knitters in the “Walk & Knit” competition, and while you’re at it, enjoy a lamb barbecue dinner.

Gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Admission is $7 per person, $12 for a weekend pass. Kids 8 and younger are admitted free. Parking free. Information about all activities and hours is at www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com.

From the Sept. 3-9, 2014, issue

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