7 Sheep + Wool Festivals in Massachusetts

Spring has technically sprung, so we know warmer weather is on its way (we hope!). Here in New England that means cute baby animals! Lambs! Bunnies! Goats! Plus sheep shearing, shepherding, fiber arts exploration, food trucks, and so much more. We’ve put together a roundup of 7 upcoming Massachusetts Sheep + Wool Festivals that you won’t want to miss. Related, check out these local knitting favorites!

1. April 14 (Martha's Vineyard)

Celebrate sheep and shepherds, local food, farming, and fiber with baby lambs, sheep dog demos, wagon rides, fiber arts, an egg hunt, and food truck goodness at Sheepapalooza.

2. April 28 (Hingham)

The Weir River Sheep Shearing Festival includes sheep-themed crafts for kids, potato sack races, delicious fare from local food trucks, and of course, sheep.

3. April 28 (Princeton)

The Wachusett Meadow Sheep & Wool Festival showcases shearing demonstrations, plus activities for kids like felting, finger knitting, weaving, and sewing, plus a StoryWalk, local crafters, and refreshments.

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4. April 28 (Waltham)

Attend the Gore Place Annual Sheepshearing Festival.

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5. May 26-28 (Sturbridge)

Sheep herding, wool dyeing, felting, spinning, and farm animals await during Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village.

6. May 26-27 (Cummington)

Attend the 43rd Annual Sheep and Woolcraft Fair.

7. June 17 (Yarmouth Port)

Enjoy hayrides, baby lambs, shearing demonstrations, wool dying, and more at the Taylor-Bray Farm annual Spring Sheep Festival

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