Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Sept. 9th through 11th., 2011

   I have been attending the Midwest Shetland Sheepbreeder's Assn's. (MSSBA) annual show almost every year since it's inception. I did take a break last year, but I'm very much looking forward to the events this year at "the Jefferson Show".
   What makes this year special? Shetland sheep judges from the UK are coming to share their wealth of knowledge on our favorite breed.
   Jefferson is a very friendly, welcoming show where you'll spend time with old friends, make many new ones, get your hands on a lot of sheep (not just Shetlands), and enjoy tons of good food and maybe a few drinks as well. Tons of vendors, and the grounds are neat and clean.
   Don't be shy, come on out and join us!


Thursday pm

Sheep check-in


9-11am Judge's training seminar (Arena)

1-3 pm ram/ewe inspections (Arena)

All Day-Sheep Check-in (Sheep Bldg)

Fleece check-in

Skein Check-in

5-6pm Pizza party (Arena)

6-7pm MSSBA AGM (Bleachers)

Saturday -

Morning Sheep check-in

9am Shetland Fleece Show Judge Kate Sharp Exhibition Hall

12pm Shetland Sheep Show (Sheep Barn)

9-4 Silent Auction (Sheep Barn) Winners announced at 4pm

6pm -So. Of the Sheep barn POT LUCK - all NASSA/MSSBA Members& Shetland Sheep Lovers invited

Sunday –

10-12pm Kate Sharp presentation on Shetlands in the UK So. end of East Exhibition hall across from the Sheep barn Free to the public.

12-2 Handy Shepherds presentations

1pm Skein competition

1pm Handmade ( Note that this will include all handmade items woven, felted etc,) competition Goat Barn

Farm Displays all day- Goat Barn

All weekend there are other activities that would interest Shetland sheep owners There are classes for shepherds, Classes and competitions for youth, classes for knitters and spinners, There is also a Championship competition that the Champions of the Shetland show our invited to compete against other breed winners at WSWF. Check out the website for all that is available.

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool


Franna said...

I *might* be able to make it! ...for Friday at least.

Kelly Bartels said...

Please do Franna, I'd love to meet you in person.

Rayna said...

SOOOOOO excited!!!