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Fair History Info

The Mass Sheep and Woolcraft Fair began in 1974 with an idea presented at a potluck dinner at the home of Henry and Virginia Easterbrooks. The fair began as a spin off of a youth sheep judging contest. The main purpose was to have a statewide sheep show.  The fair has been held at the Cummington Fairgrounds every year except one.  As the fair grew areas associated with sheep were added; dog trials, vendors, sheep and fleece auctions, leadline and other fiber animals. As time has gone by, the lamb bits have become a signature food item, parking lots are full on both days, the fiber workshops are full of variety and people and the fair is still run largely on a volunteer basis.


Committee
MSWCF 2014 Committee Members 

Steering Committee Lisa Bertoldi, Aaron Loux, Shawn Thayer
   
Shows & Events Chair Lisa Bertoldi, bertoldi@crocker.com
51 Conway Road, Williamsburg, MA 01096
413-268-7485
   
Vendors Chair Aaron Loux, aaronshearing@gmail.com
12 Thayer Corner Rd, Cummington, MA 0102
413-230-8607
   
Facilities Chair Shawn Thayer, sthayer@bcn.net
160 Bryant Rd, Cummington, MA 01026
413-634-5528
   
Secretary Debby Dane, debbydane@willinet.org
132 White Oaks Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267
413-884-2975

   
Emeritus Everything Launie York, yorkfarm@crocker.com
180 South Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, MA 10370
413-625-2424
   
Website Roxanne Boyd, rbrownboyd@gmail.com
PO Box 2878, Amherst, MA 01004
413-256-6150
   
Advertising on Website Lisa Dachingerlisa@RareSheepWool.com
352 Barker Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-822-9621
   
Brochure Cliff Thayer & Shawn Thayer
   
Show Secretary Scott Poitras, ppoitras@charter.net
95 Hollow Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010
413-245-4589
   
Show Ring Superintendents Launie York

Rocky Poitras, rockyandpat@charter.net
128Washington Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010
413-283-9852

Lesley Merritt, lamb61347@yahoo.com
924 Brattleboro Rd, Bernardston, MA 01337
413-648-9537
   
Sheep Dog Trial

Denise Leonard, dleonard@schoolph.umass.edu
389 Adams Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-773-5232

Martha Walke, walkem@sover.net
P.O.Box 66 S. Strafford, VT 05070

Wendy Warner, farmgirl4@hotmail.com
231 W. Mtn Cheshire, MA 01225

Kate Collins/George Northrop, George01368@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 119, Royalston, MA 01368-0119
978-249-4407



   
Children's Activities Jenny Atkins, jennyatkins@comcast.net
30 Columbia Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
413-835-5578
   
Woolcraft Workshops Facebook
& Twitter
Sara H. Delaney, chickenbetty@gmail.com
251 Daniel Shays Hwy Belchertown, MA 01007
413-835-6331
   
Fiber/Spinning & Knitting Contests Barbara Westwood, blennoxwestwood@gmail.com
203 West St, Cummington, MA 01026
   
Handcraft & Handspun Contests Barbara Goodchild, ebgoodchild@hughes.net
383 Cooper Lane, Shelburne, MA 01370
413-625-8203
   
Fleece to Shawl Susan Van Buren, svanb73275@aol.com
P.O. Box 245, 124 Cummington Rd, Worthington, MA 01098
413-238-5306
   
Fleece Show & Sale Kathryn (Kat) Parks, Kathryn.parks87@gmail.com
98 Wildflower Dr, Amherst, MA 01002
413-348-6008

Leona Arthen, leonaarthen@gmail.com
PO Box 628 Worthington MA 01098
413-238-4453
Drop-in Spinning

Heather Baylis, BaylisFarm@gmail.com


   
Shearing Demos Aaron Loux, aaronshearing@gmail.com
12 Thayer Corner Rd, Cummington, MA 01026
   
Photography Contest Kim LaBlanc, kmlablanc@yahoo.com
1430 Russell Rd, unit #17, Westfield, MA 01085
413-262-2730

Jason Moeck
PO Box 216, N. Hatfield, MA 01066
413-313-9459
   
Lead Line Pageant Cathy Niedziela, cathyniedziela@gmail.com
33 East St, Hadley, MA 01035
413-585-9158
   
Trophies & Ribbons Janet Hukowicz, jhukowic@smith.edu 
35 East St, Hadley, MA 01035
413-584-8549
   
Fair Info Booth Desiree DuBois, farmerdes@gmail.com
413-684-2535
   
Publicity Marion Welch, welch@justamerefarm.com
248 Patterson Rd, Worthington, MA 01090
413-238-5902

Sara H. Delaney, chickenbetty@gmail.com
251 Daniel Shays Hwy
Belchertown, MA 01007
413-835-6331

Lisa Bertoldi, bertoldi@crocker.com
51 Conway Road, Williamsburg, MA 01096
413-268-7485
   
Fair Photographer Ed Bourgeois, edbourgeois@gmail.com
904 Bay Rd, Amherst. MA 01002
413-687-7711
   
Food Booth Western Mass 4-H Exchange Club
Carol Inman
inman300@comcast.net
300 Southampton Rd, Westhampton, MA 01027
413-527-8241
   
Potluck Dinner Julie Meservey, breadrisin@aol.com
785 Plainfield Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330
413-628-4694
   
Ice Cream Social/Paper Products Lesley Merritt & Chip Hallet
   
Kiddie Ag Area

Jenny Atkins



   
Bathroom Police Alice Newth, newth@vasci.umass.edu
59 East Taylor Hill Rd, Montague, MA 01351
413-367-2811
   
Trash Coordinator Chip Hallet & Brit Hallet/4-H Club
smudgesheeps@yahoo.com
   
Gate Keepers Pioneer Valley 4-H Young Shepherds
   
Campers/Tents (onsite) Fred Schauwecker


Contributing Members:

Cliff & Lorie Thayer
160 Bryant Rd, Cummington, MA 01026
413-634-5528

Anne Marie Chapdelaine (Charest), smallfryfarm@hotmail.com
1176 Dunhamtown Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010
413-245-9328

Anna Charest, smallfryfarmcont@gmail.com



 

 

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