Annual Fleece Show & Sale

ABOUT THE FLEECE SHOW AND SALE

The Endless Mountains Fiber Festival is all about celebrating fiber animals and the marvelous things we can make with the natural fibers from the following animals: alpaca, goat, llama, rabbit and, of course, different breeds of sheep. Come take a stroll through the Fleece Sale area next to the Breed Display pens to see the fibers that become yarn and, eventually, some of the garments we wear.

The goal of the Fleece Sale is to make the lovely, diverse fibers from all of these animals available to fiber artists. We ask producers to “skirt” their fleeces (clean them of debris, vegetation, short-cuts from shearing and undesirable bits) and roll and bag them so you can carefully investigate them. If you are interested in purchasing a fleece but want to be certain of its quality, we will carefully unfold it for you to take a closer look. We try to discourage shepherds from entering fleeces that are defective but can’t promise that we catch all of these in the hectic process of registering the fleeces. Education Posters will help visitors learn about the different sheep breeds.

Not all fleeces will be entered in the show, but all fleeces entered will be for sale. The judging will occur after registration closes on Saturday morning but before the Fleece Sale opens. This way, the fleeces entered for judging will win ribbons, and the producers will receive the judges’ comments. Buyers take note: there may be high quality fleeces that are not entered in the show. Look over all fleeces in the categories that fit your needs.

Accepted fleeces will be categorized as Wool — Fine, Medium, Longwool or Double-Coated (typical of more ancient breeds) as well as classes for Llama, Alpaca, Mohair and Angora (rabbits). For judging, if ten fleeces of the same breed of sheep are entered, that breed will be a class of its own.

PRODUCERS — TO ENTER THE FLEECE SALE and SHOW…

Please read the “Letter to Producers” for complete entry information

To save time complete the Farm Registration Form prior to your arrival, we will then have a triplicate copy for the Fleece Id form to fill out for each fleece listed on the farm registration form.

ENTER THE FLEECE SALE

Complete the Farm Registration Form

Fees

For Sale Only — $1 for Festival Vendors / $3 for Non-vendors

For Show and Sale — $3 for Festival Vendors / $5 for Non-vendors

Fleece Winners in each category will earn Premium money.

1st – $20.00 2nd – $15.00 3rd – $12.00

Fleece Check-In Times

Friday, September 9th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 10th, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Farm Registration
Letter to Producers
Choosing a Fleece

Congratulations to our 2021 Fleece Show Winners

Grand Champion Fleece: Joan Hudyncia’s Clara, #14, (Shetland)

Div. I (Natural-Color)

Fine wool: 1st — Ellen Anderson’s #29, Sheep’s Name: Fauna (Romeldale/CVM)

Longwool: 1st – Dorothy Farr’s #3, Sheep’s Name: Baby (Romney) 2nd – Dorothy Farr’s #4, Sheep’s Name: Timex (Romney) 3rd – Ellen Anderson’s #30, Sheep’s Name: Easter (Leicester Longwool)

Double-Coat: 1st – Joan Hudyncia’s #14, Sheep’s Name: Clara (Shetland) (Div. I Champion) 2nd – Joan Hudyncia’s #11, Sheep’s Name: Irma (Shetland)

Div. II (White) Longwool 1st – Ellen Anderson’s #28, Sheep’s Name: Izzy (Leicester Longwool) (Div. II:Champion) 2nd Ellen Anderson’s #31Sheep’s Name: Daisy , (Leicester Longwool) 3rd – Dorothy Farr’s #2, Gwynn (Romney)

Div. III (Breed group – Gotland) 1st – Monica Melo’s #18, Sheep’s Name: Ragnar (Gotland) 2nd – Monica Melo’s #22, Sheep’s Name: Katarina (Gotland) 3rd – Monica Melo’s #19, Sheep’s Name: Lagertha (Gotland)

2019 Fleece Show Winners

Division 1: Natural Colored Fleece Quinto Melo Farm: Monica Melo #458 Gotland Fleece Sheep’s name: Chablis

Division 2: White Fleece​ Mountain Fiber & Soaps: Laurie O’Neil #461 Coopworth/BFL Fleece Sheep’s name: Lymie