Mt. Bruce Station Sheep & Wool Festival
Flock to this annual wool festival in Romeo, Sept. 29-30, 2012, for farm demonstrations, workshops, fiber crafts and more!
Have you ever seen an alpaca? How about a llama? Well, now you've got a chance to meet these furry friends and more at the 22nd annual Mt. Bruce Station Sheep & Wool in Romeo Sept. 29-30, 2012.
The two-day event is packed with tons of fun family on the farm – many of the weekend's events are related to fiber animals, specifically animals that have fur or wool, making it a perfect family outing for animal and farm lovers.
Sheep shearing will take place in the main barn, and kids and families will get to see how fleece is processed and produced. Skirting, grading and fleece evaluations will take place after the shearing. Be sure to check out the wide range of fleece products in the Farm Wool Shop. Products include crew neck and cabled sweaters, hats caps, mittens, scarves and more. All products are hand knitted.
Border Collie Demonstrations show the versatility of Border Collies and how they make an excellent sheep dog! Demonstrations take place noon-2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Feeling crafty? The Country Know-How workshops are making a comeback this year, and the list of classes is bigger and better than before. All workshops are available for visitors 12-plus. Visitors are able to register online before the festival – or at the event. Most classes are a maximum of 30 students and prices range from $25 to $40.
Sample classes include crafting a country gourd jack-o-lantern, dyeing silk shibori scarves and making miniature 3D wool sheep.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and free for children under age 5.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the Mt. Bruce Station Sheep & Wool in Romeo.