4-H "Sheep to Scarf" Demonstration: 12-3 on Sunday, May 14, in the Dairy and Beef Barn 1 (Building H). Local 4-H youth with demonstrate their fiber skills by turning a fleece into a scarf! The process of carding, spinning, weaving, and embellishing with felted wool will be shown using a freshly shorn fleece. Come watch, learn, and encourage our local 4-H'ers as they put their fiber skills into action!
NEOBA Alpaca Show: Come join New England Alpaca Owners and Breeders. There will be vendors selling all types of alpaca items. Raw fleece, yarn, toys, and much more made from alpaca fiber. Come visit the various farms and the alpacas that will be there to bring a smile to your face. In the out door ring there will be Showmanship, Costume, and Obstacle classes, along with a seminar on fiber and alpaca shearing both Saturday and Sunday. There schedule for the festival is: /sites/default/files/SCHEDULE%20SATURDAY%20INDOOR_0.pdf More information about NEOBA can be found here: http://www.neaoba.org/
ASCA Dog Trials: http://www.asca.org/programs/stockdog/
Sheep Shearing: As this is the year of the Shearer, we have shearing demonstrations taking place all day in "shearer's corner" near the main gate and the sheep display area in Dairy Barn 1. Both mechanical and blade will be demonstrated and shearers will answer your questions.
Used Equipment: Time to declutter, downsize, or just unload fiber and barn equipment you are no longer using? While doing all of that would you like to make some cash, too? The New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival (NHSWF) is having a ‘used equipment’ tent once again. Fiber equipment and barn equipment, (feeders, panels, etc.) that are clean and in good shape can find new homes and be put to use once again. The used equipment tent will be set up both Saturday and Sunday. A 10% commission will be paid to the NHSWF.
Family Fun Make and Take: Dairy Barn (I) Saturday May 13th
Make and Take Crafts for Kids. A variety of wool crafts suitable for children of all ages will be offered from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday. You will have the opportunity to be making felted rock monsters, felted soap, jewelry and other fun crafts. Cost is $4 a project. The proceeds will benefit the Rockingham County 4-H Foundation.
Family Fun Make and Take: Dairy Barn (I) Sunday May 14th
Join the Sunday “Mother’s Day” Make and Take Crafts for Kids. The variety of wool crafts are suitable for children of all ages. The different crafts will be offered from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Children will have the opportunity to make felted rock monsters, felted soap, jewelry and other small crafts. Could be a great Mother’s Day Gift. The cost for a project is $4. The proceeds will benefit the Rockingham County 4-H Foundation.