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.
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.
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