Sheep and Fiber Fest happening this weekend at Greene Co. Fairgrounds
May 19, 2017
Lena Galing left, and Judith Galbraith came to Waynesburg Thursday to round up as many sheep signs they could find for the 14th annual Sheep and Fiber Fest at Greene County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. This free weekend includes lamb cooking and sampling from regional chefs and a chance to explore natural fiber in all its many forms, from sheering to spinning to the finished product. Saturday morning is the Sheer to Shawl competition, a chance to watch shawls be made and be auctioned off. New this year is Makers Space, a gathering tent for anyone wishing to work on a project with fiber artists who will share techniques and skills. The Breed Pavilion showcases a variety of fiber breeds along with demonstrations of sheering, spinning, knitting, weaving and herding the flocks. Other activities include juried arts and crafts, a fiber arts competition, shepherding dogs demos and a chance to purchase handcrafted fibers and tools of the trade, from spindles to spinning wheels and looms. There is live entertainment both days and plenty of wooly fun and games for kids of all ages. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more information, go online to www.sheepandfiber.com.