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Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival

  • Tolland Agricultural Center 24 Hyde Avenue Vernon, CT, 06066 United States (map)

Route 30, Vernon/Rockville, CT

GPS- 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT

The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009 and we are off to a great start for our next century.  The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut”, has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival. This event is a delightful agricultural and learning experience for the general public as well as shepherds and fiber enthusiasts.

Program Highlights

Vendors: Throughout the site: featuring fiber of all types, fiber tools, dyes, finished goods, soaps, herbals, local CT cheese and a variety of other quality items produced by small farms and businesses from the North East.

Vendor List

Food:  Professional concessionaires will be offering a variety of food: lamb stew, kabobs and burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, kraut dogs, chili cheese dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sausage with onions & peppers, portobello burgers with red roasted peppers, chips, coke, diet coke, sprite, lemonade, bottled water and coffee, chicken nuggets, fries, fried dough.

“The Fiddleheads”: wandering minstrels playing traditional stringed instruments

Spinning Bee Competition:  1PM in the event tent.  Bring your wheel or drop spindle and compete in any or all of the classes for ribbons and prizes. 

Wheel Classes:  Longest Yarn, Thinnest Yarn, Craziest Yarn, and Judge's Choice

Drop Spindle Class:  Longest Yarn