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The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is the flagship event of the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the festival, so come out and see why so many people come out every year for this event.
The first “Sheep and Wool Crafts Festival” was held in 1974 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Westminster, Maryland. Prior to the establishment of the Festival, the only place that handspinners could buy fleeces was at the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association’s annual wool pool, where this buying and selling tended to disrupt the regular business and was also not precisely legal; since technically the buying company had contracted to buy all the wool brought into the Pool.