Sheep to Shawl

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10am – 4pm


First held in 1985, our Sheep to Shawl festival is a classic family event, offering the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of wool fiber processing, from the shearing of animals—sheep, of course, but also alpacas, llamas, and the occasional rabbit—to the production of beautiful lace at the hands of expert fiber artists. Weaving, spinning, knitting, and rug-hooking are on display, as are blacksmith demonstrations in our operating forge.

This year’s Sheep to Shawl has several new attractions, including opportunities for kids to win prizes by completing the Lamb’s Tail Trail. At the end of the trail, children will be able to color their favorite part of the wool making process and place it on a large mural.

Another new addition is heritage animal breeds. Though their hair may not be usable for wool, their presence at the event will help children understand the difference between wool and non-wool fibers, and give everyone unique opportunities to see rare animal breeds.

You don’t want to miss the 2016 Sheep to Shawl! Bring the whole family! Admission is free for everyone.

Apply to be a Vendor!

Thank you to our 2016 Sheep to Shawl sponsors!

Pictures from the past

Sheep to Shawl Vendor Application

  • To ensure your products are a good fit with the event, please select a category below. Please note that any applications that do not fit within the below categories will be denied.
  • Please provide a description of your business and the products you sell. Note that all applications will be juried for final approval, and any application not fitting the categories of homemade, handmade, or textiles will not be allowed to attend Sheep to Shawl as a vendor. Thank you!
  • Application Payment

    A vendor fee of $20 per 10'x10' space is required with all applications. The WHC can provide a 6' table and 2 chairs for an additional $5 charge, though it is preferred that all vendors provide their own. A pop-up tent is recommended, but will not be provided by the WHC due to a short supply. Thank you for your understanding!
  • Price: $20.00 Quantity:
    Each vendor may apply for one 10' by 10' space.
  • If you'd like the WHC to provide one 6' table and 2 chairs for your space, please check below. There will be an additional $5 fee for the use of our equipment.
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