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Sheep and Wool Festival

The festival will run Sept. 10-12, 2021, offering a total of ninety-one classes. The focus on fiber education for this Jefferson event provides opportunities for vendors to teach or take classes, as well as making the class schedule more accessible to the general public. Thirty-nine instructors, some from Maine and California, will handle the teaching duties, covering topics ranging from Appalachian hearth broom-making to beginning spinning to cold process soap-making to Navajo weaving.

On Thursday, the event will be open only to people registered for fiber arts classes and not to the general public, with Thursday continuing to be a set-up day for all festival activities, shows and vendors. Some food stands will be open for business on Thursday, however, the country store will not be open for sales until 10 a.m. Friday.

The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival ranks as one of the major venues in the country for fiber arts education, and provides the public with the opportunity to view the full spectrum of the sheep industry, from sheep and fleece shows to stock dog trial. Over five hundred fiber arts students are expected to register for classes this year.

Daily admission to the festival is $10 per person (kids eight and under are free) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Weekend passes are available for $20 per person. Parking is free.

Schedule

(P) Pre-registration required for these classes and activities. Check Map for locations.

THURSDAY
NOTE On Thursday the festival is open ONLY to registered Wonders of Wool fiber arts students, vendors and sheep exhibitors.

8:00 – 3:00 Registration Open-Pick-up pre-paid Camping Permits Lobby – Activity Center
8:00 – 4:00 Jefferson Fair Park Office Open Purchase Camping Permits Activity Center
8:00 – 6:00 VENDOR SET UP – VENDOR AREAS CLOSED TO PUBLIC!
9:00 – 4:00 Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes (P)
4:00 – 9:00 Shetland (MASS) Sheep Check-in Sheep Barn

FRIDAY Gates Open: 7:00 a.m. - Admission charged
7:00 a.m. Stock Exchange Open (See Map)
7:30 Registration Open Pick up pre-paid Camping Permits Lobby – Activity Center
7:30-9:30 Check-in – Shetland (MASS) Fleece Show West Exhibit Building
All Day Shetland (MASS) Sheep Exhibitor Check-in Sheep Barn
8:00 – 4:00 Jefferson Fair Park Office Open-Purchase Camping Permits Activity Center
8:00 Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial Opens West Field
Silent Auction (Donations accepted until 9:00 a.m. Sat.) Activity Center
8:00 – 3:00 Quilt Raffle! Ticket Sales Lobby – Activity Center
8:00 – 5:00 Open & Shetland Skein Contest Entry Check-in Activity Center
Design Challenge Entry Check-in Activity Center
Youth Design Challenge Check-in Activity Center
9:00 – 4:00 Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes (P)
10:00 Judging – Shetland (MASS) Fleece Show West Exhibit Building
10:00 Photo Contest – Entries open for viewing Activity Center
10:00 – Noon Check-in Open Sheep Shows Sale Arena
10:00 – 6:00 COUNTRY STORE OPEN
1:00 – 5:00 Silent Auction of Shetland (MASS) Fleeces West Exhibit Building
1:00 – 8:00 Check-in – Junior Sheep Shows Sale Arena
1:00 Judging - Open Sheep Shows Sale Arena
2:30 Shetland (MASS) Inspection Evaluation Hands-on Workshop Sheep Barn
3:00 – 8:00 Open – Junior Fleece Shows Check-in West Exhibit Building

SATURDAY Gates Open: 7:00 a.m. – Admission charged
Jefferson Fair Park Office – open 8:00 – 4:00

7:00 a.m. Stock Exchange Open (See Map)
7:00 – 8:30 Check-in – Junior Sheep Show Sale Arena
7:00 – 9:00 Fleece Show – Open, Junior Entries – Check-in West Exhibit Building
7:30 Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial West Field
7:30 Registration Open Pick up pre-paid Camping Permits Lobby-Activity Center
8:00 Youth Judging Contest – Sign up Sale Arena
8:00 – 10:00 Shetland (MASS) Sheep Entries Check-in Sheep Barn
8:00 Hall of Breeds Indoor Arena
Newborn Lambs! Indoor Arena
Photo Contest Activity Center
8:00 – 9:00 Make It With Wool – Registration & Hospitality Lobby – Activity Center
8:00 – 2:00 Quilt Raffle! Ticket Sales Lobby – Activity Center
8:00 – 3:00 Skillathon East Exhibit Building (south end)
8:00 – 3:00 Open & Shetland Skein Contest Entry Check-in Activity Center
Design Challenge Entry Check-in Activity Center
Youth Design Challenge Check-in Activity Center
9:00 – 6:00 COUNTRY STORE OPEN
9:00 Art Under Foot Hooked Rug Exhibit Open Activity Center
Wonderful Wisconsin Wool Activity Center
Silent Auction & Shepherd’s Auctions – Deadline for donations! Activity Center
Antique Shearing Equipment Display Indoor Arena
9:00 – 11:00 Judging - Make It With Wool Activity Center
9:00 – Noon Entry Check-in – Poster Contest Sale Arena
9:00 – 3:00 Silent Auction – Bidding Activity Center
9:00 – 4:00 Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes (P)
9:30 Judging – Junior Sheep Shows Sale Arena
9:30 Judging – Open, Junior Fleece Shows West Exhibit Building
10:00 Profit Workshop – Continuing education for producers East Exhibit Building
10:00 Bidding Opens! Shepherd’s Auction NEW LOCATION Sale Arena
10:00 – 5:00 Private Treaty Sales – Shetland (MASS) Fleeces West Exhibit Building
10:00, Noon & 2:00 Shearing Demonstrations Indoor Arena
Noon Make It With Wool Luncheon (reservation only) Activity Center
Noon Consignments Close – Used Equipment Auction Warm-up Arena
12:30 Judging – Shetland (MASS) Show Sheep Barn
2:00 Used Equipment Auction Warm-up Arena
Make It With Wool - Awards & Best of Wisconsin Style Show Activity Center
Drawing for the MIWW Quilt Raffle Activity Center
4:30 Walk & Knit-Walk & Crochet! Challenge Relay Walk & Knit Way (See map)
5:00 Results Posted – Poster Contest Sale Arena
6:00 – 7:00 Silent Auction of Open, Junior Fleeces West Exhibit Building
5:45 – 6:00 Check-in – Lead Line & Costume Class Sale Arena
6:00 Lead Line & Costume Class Competition Sale Arena

SUNDAY Gates Open 7:00 a.m. – Admission charged
Jefferson Fair Park Office open 8:00 – 4:00

7:00 – 9:00 Check-in-Weigh-in - Open Market Lamb Show Sale Arena
7:00 a.m. Stock Exchange Open (See Map)
7:30 Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial West Field
7:30 Registration Open - Pick up pre-paid Camping Permits Lobby – Activity Center
8:00 – 3:00 Photo Contest Activity Center
8:00 – 9:30 Weigh-in - Carcass Competition – Pen of 3 Indoor Arena
8:00 – Noon Skillathon East Exhibit Building (south end)
8:30 – 3:00 Fleece Sale - Private Treaty - Open, Junior Fleeces West Exhibit Building
8:00 – 3:30 Hall of Breeds Indoor Arena
Newborn Lambs! Indoor Arena
8:30 – 3:30 Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes (P)?
9:00 Judging - Open & Shetland (MASS) Skein Competition Activity Center
Judging - Design Challenge Activity Center Art Under Foot Hooked Rug Exhibit Activity Center
Quilt Display Activity Center
Antique Shearing Equipment Display Indoor Arena
9:30 – 3:30 COUNTRY STORE OPEN
10:00 Judging – Market Lambs: Showmanship, Show, WCLA Meeting/Awards
Sale Arena
Judging – Pen of 3 Carcass Competition Indoor Arena
10:30 Producer Education – The Lamb Market – A Reality Check Indoor Arena
10:00 – 3:00 Fiber Arts Demonstrations Wonders of Wool Building 1
10:00 & Noon Shearing Demonstrations Indoor Arena
1:00 Pen of 3 Carcass Competition – Live Placings Announced Activity Center
3:00 Pick-up Photo Contest Entries! Activity Center
3:00 Pick-up Poster Contest Entries! Sale Arena
3:00 – 3:30 Pick-up Adult & Youth Design Challenge entries Activity Center
3:30 Festival Closes – Thanks for coming and have a safe trip home!

Mark your calendars for 2022 – September 9-11

Vendors

  • W- West County Store
  • AC- Activity Center
  • E- East County Store
  • O- Outside

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  • 616-617 - E
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    653 - E
  • A Day In the Country
    734 - W
  • A Hundred Ravens
    787 - W
  • Adirondack Yarns
    760-761 - W
  • All American Fibers
    781-782 - W
  • Alpaca Guy, The
    736-737 - W
  • Anna Winette
    726-727 - W
  • Argyle Fiber Mill, LLC
    794 - W
  • B' Unique Jewelry Crafts
    733 - W
  • Baabaashop
    756-757 - W
  • Babe's Fiber Garden
    722 - W
  • Bahr Creek Llamas & Fiber Studio
    611-612 - E
  • Barakel Farm
    742 - W
  • Barnhart Studios/Mother of Purl
    689-690 - E
  • Basket Artistry by Susan Preuss
    663-664 - E
  • Basket Lady, The
    705-706 - W
  • Best Bags Ever
    789 - W
  • Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill
    601-602 - E
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  • Briar Rose Fibers, LLC
    633-634 - E
  • Bricolage Studios
    615 - E
  • Bumblebee Acres Farm
    646-647 - E
  • C & M Acres Fiber Mill
    - Activity Center
  • Complete Sheep Shoppe, The
    778-779 - W
  • Corner Post Farm
    717-718 - W
  • Crafty Flutterby Creations
    603 - E
  • Croftland Farm, LLC
    730 - W
  • Cutler Fence
    - Outside
  • Dancing Goats, The
    762 - W
  • Deb Bender
    793 - W
  • Dewberry Ridge
    676 - E
  • Enchanted Meadows
    640-641 - E
  • English Blue Ribbon Farm
    785-786 - W
  • Ewesful Gifts, LLC
    709-712 - W
  • Ewetopia
    671-673 - E
  • Fairyfelt by Siso
    642 - E
  • Felted Sky
    772 - W
  • Felted Soap Lady, The
    763 - W
  • Fevolden Farm
    609-610 - E
  • Fiber Optic Yarns
    654-655 - E
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    790-791 - W
  • Frivilous Ewe
    785-786 - W
  • Green Mountain Spinnery
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  • Gwenyth Glynn Longwools
    - Activity Center
  • Handspun by Stefania
    691-692 - E
  • Headwaters Pottery
    771 - W
  • Heartland Threads Fibershed
    - Activity Center
  • Hello Purl, LLC
    613-614 - E
  • Hidden Mountain Farm
    604 - E
  • Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill
    649-650 - E
  • Homestead Handles
    661-662 - E
  • Hook & Shuttle
    738 - W
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    754-755 - W
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    674-675 - E
  • Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill
    778-779 - W
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    792 - W
  • Ingrid the Crafty
    743 - W
  • Interlacements Yarns, LLC
    773-774 - W
  • J & L Farm
    783-784 - W
  • Jehovah Jireh Woolmill
    744-745 - W
  • Jenny Blasen Pottery
    623 - E
  • Joan Grosse
    665 - E
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    780 - W
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    644-645 - E
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    728-729 - W
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    630-631 - E
  • Leading Men Fiber Arts
    780 - W
  • Lilac Ridge Farm
    716 - W
  • LondonDairy Alpacas
    651-652 - E
  • Looking Glass Sheep & Wool
    732 - W
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    776 - W
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  • Maple Row Stock & Wool
    693-694 - E
  • Mesa Trail Alpacas
    625-626 - E
  • Mielke's Fiber Arts, LLC
    636-637 - E
  • Modeknit Yarn, LLC
    758-759 - W
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    632 - E
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    - Outside
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    721 - W
  • N'Chanted Felter
    624 - E
  • Nordic Bohemian
    725 - W
  • Northern Bee Studio
    723-724 - W
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    660 - E
  • Profiles Show Supply & Embroidery
    - Outside
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    622 - E
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  • Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing
    769-770 - W
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    683-684 - E
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    618 - E
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    701-702 - W
  • RiverWinds Farm
    658-659 - E
  • Round Barn Fiber Mill
    607-608 - E
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    643 - E
  • Sandy's Palette, LLC
    703-704 - W
  • Scarf Connection, The
    669-670 - E
  • Serena's Heirlooms
    731 - W
  • Shady Haven's Fiber Designs
    746-747 - W
  • Sheepish Creations
    628-629 - E
  • Sheeps & Me
    667-668 - E
  • Signature Needle Arts
    619 - E
  • The Silk Thread
    687 - E
  • Sketchlooms.com
    753 - W
  • Skoog's Sheep & Cattle Co. LLC
    735 - W
  • Snyder Spindles
    635 - E
  • Spirit of Massage
    611-612 - E
  • Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts
    713-714 - W
  • StarKnits
    768 - W
  • Sun Valley Fibers
    764-765 - W
  • Suri Park Alpacas
    741 - W
  • Susan's Fiber Shop
    748-752 - W
  • Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece
    766 - W
  • Sydell, Inc.
    - Outside
  • Tancour, Inc./ S I Feeders
    - Outside
  • Thistle Ridge, LLC
    638-639 - E
  • Thom's Rolling Hills
    666 - E
  • Thorntree Pass
    775 - W
  • Tuscany Lampwork Art
    686 - E
  • Two Black Sheep
    767 - W
  • Whataview Weaver
    777 - W
  • Whirlwind Ranch, Inc.
    620-621 - E
  • Why Knot Fibers
    627 - E
  • Wild Stitchers, LLC
    788 - W
  • Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative
    715 - W
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    707-708 - W
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    707-708 - W
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    685 - E
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    678-682 - E
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    656-657 - E
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    677 - E
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    648 - E
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