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!
WSWF- MSSBA ACTIVITIES
9-11am Judge's training seminar (Arena)
1-3 pm ram/ewe inspections (Arena)
All Day-Sheep Check-in (Sheep Bldg)
5-6pm Pizza party (Arena)
6-7pm MSSBA AGM (Bleachers)
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
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. At
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.com