Wednesday, May 1, 2013

40th Anniversary of Maryland Festival

This weekend, the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary. The Festival is always held the first full weekend in May at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

The festival features more than 260 vendors selling wool and sheep-related items along with sheep and sheep dog demonstrations, and demonstrations of shearing, carding, spinning and weaving wool. It is one of the largest festivals of its kind.

The Festival is sponsored by the non-profit Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. For more information, contact, or visit

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