2013 1st Place Single Sheep and Champion:
Kat Parks, Amherst, MA
40th Anniversary Scholarship
Click here for application
In honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair, we are offering one-time scholarship of $500 to a qualified student. This scholarship is available to students pursuing studies related to sheep and/or the sheep industry. Students may be in the last year of high school preparing to enter an undergraduate program, or matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students should be from Massachusetts or studying at a Massachusetts university or college. Applications due May 3. The application and any supporting material should be sent to:
Lisa Bertoldi MSWF
51 Conway Road
Williamsburg MA 01096
2013 Sheep & Woolcraft Fair results: Sheep Show, Lead Line, Fleece Show, Handcrafted Articles, Handspun Yarn, Photo Contest, and Sheepdog Trial.
97 Fairgrounds Road
Cummington, Massachusetts 01026
Parking - $10 per car, $15 for a two day pass
No ATM available, please plan accordingly.
The Pioneer Valley Sheep Breeders Association, the Massachusetts Federation of Sheep Associations and theMassachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources will sponsor its Annual Sheep and Woolcraft Fair at the Cummington Fairgrounds in Cummington, Mass. Premium money will be divided on a point system from money available.
All Massachusetts sheep producers and woolcraft enthusiasts are invited to participate in this event. Camping is available on the grounds for vendors and exhibitors. There is a $20 charge for campers and a $10 charge for tents. Hook-ups are first come first serve.
Click here for 2012 results.
Click here for some pictures from previous fairs.
Click here for our 2013 newsletter.
NO DOGS SHALL BE DISPLAYED FOR SALE.
NO DOGS/PETS ON GROUNDS, except for service animals.
Sales booth space is available in several locations throughout the fairgrounds. For anyone interested, contact Aaron Loux, 12 Thayer Corner Rd, Cummington, MA 01026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A potluck supper will be held in the fairgrounds dining room at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a prepared main dish or salad sufficient to feed your family to the kitchen by 4:00 p.m. NO BREAD! Rolls, beverages, and place settings will be provided. Both refrigerators and warming ovens are available on the grounds. An Ice Cream Social will follow the potluck.
Amherst Farmers Supply
Florence Savings Bank
New England Felting Supply
River Valley Farm
Vavstuga Weaving School
Wool and Dye Works
In conjunction with:
The Pioneer Valley Sheep Breeders Associations
The Massachusetts Federation of Sheep Associations
Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources
BRUSH VALLEY SHEEP – THE WELD FAMILY
BILL & DONNA CHANDLER
GOOD SHEPHERDS 4-H CLUB
HUKOWICZ FARM SUFFOLKS
FRAN & ALISON MASON & FAMILY
ORCHARD VALLEY DORSETS – THE PETERSON’S
ORION ACRES – THE RIGEL & SCHAUWECKER FAMILIES
PIONEER VALLEY YOUNG SHEPHERDS 4-H CLUB
KYLE & CARA THAYER
IN MEMORY OF DAN KORNGIEBEL
IN MEMORY OF ERNEST & PHYLLIS FLEBOTTE
IN MEMORY OF PAT POITRAS
TROPHIES MADE BY JENNIFER KEMPER, KEMPER POTTERY, MORRIS, NY
SUSAN VAN BUREN