2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Virtual Online Festival

  • Dates: May 1, 2021 - May 2, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: (410) 531-3647

For the second year in a row, the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival will be held virtually. The 48th annual festival will be held on May 1st and 2nd, 2021, with most events happening online. The Festival theme will be “Staying Home and Staying Safe until 2022”. Sadly, a few things, like the Sheep Shows, are going to have to wait until we return to an in-person format, but there’s still plenty to do!

Here are some of the things we have planned:

  • Virtual Vendor Marketplace
  • Virtual Fleece Sale
  • Virtual Breed Display Barn
  • Online store for Festival merchandise

Real-time online events

  • Fiber Arts Seminars (Monday – Friday)
  • Fiber Arts Demonstrations and Lectures
  • Family Activities
  • Shepherd Seminars
  • Junior Spinning Competition
  • Saturday Night Spin-In

Competitions you can enter prior to the Festival

  • Fine Arts Competition
  • Fleece-to-Shawl Competition
  • Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon
  • Lead Line Competition
  • Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador Competition
  • Sheep Photo Competition
  • Sheep Promotion Competition (formerly Sheep Poster Competition)

You’ll also be able to view the entries and placings online during the virtual Festival!

On-demand recorded demonstrations and events

  • Sheep Shearing
  • Sheepdogs
  • How to make goat and ewe cheese
  • Make It With Wool Fashion Show

Other fun stuff

  • Online auction of handspun handwoven shawls from the Fleece-to-Shawl Competition
  • Just-for-fun Skein & Garment Show & Tell

2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Virtual Online Festival