8 Spring 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, sheep herding, fiber arts exploration, food trucks, and so much more. We’ve put together a roundup of 8 upcoming Massachusetts sheep + wool festivals that you won’t want to miss!

1. March 30 (Lincoln, MA)

Meet the spring lambs, watch shearing demonstrations, travel along a sheep-to-sweater interpretive trail, and enjoy lots of other hands-on activities at Drumlin Farm’s Woolapalooza (Lincoln)

2. April 13 (Princeton, MA)

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

3. April 27 (Hingham, MA)

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 (Hingham)

4. April 27 (Waltham, MA)

Attend the Gore Place Annual Sheepshearing Festival for sheep herding and shearing demonstrations, fiber artist demos, more than 75 local artisan booths, wagon rides, historical reenactments, and more (Waltham)

5. May 4 (Martha’s Vineyard)

Celebrate sheep and shepherds, local food, farming, and fiber with baby lambs, sheep dog demos, wagon rides, fiber arts, and more at Sheepapalooza (Martha’s Vineyard)

6. May 25 (Littleton)

Spring Dell Farm hosts its Annual Field Day and Sheep Festival with old-fashioned field games, baby lambs, wool gathering demonstrations, kids’ activities and yummy food truck fare (Littleton)

7. May 25-26 (Cummington)

Attend the 44th Annual Sheep and Woolcraft Fair to find fiber workshops and demonstrations for kids, sheep dog trials, auctions, a sheep show, and shearing demonstrations, plus a community potluck and ice cream social (Cummington)

8. May 25-27 (Sturbridge)

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

9. June 16 (Yarmouth Port)

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