Sheep & Wool Festival

April 28, 2018
Closeup of a sheep at Wachusett Meadow © J. Mankowsky
© J. Mankowsky

1:00-4:00 pm

Join us at Wachusett Meadow on Saturday, April 28, to celebrate all things sheep and wool! Drop in anytime between 1:00-4:00 pm. 

Sheep grazing led to the development of many meadows on the sanctuary, and our current team of munchers help us maintain open habitat for wildlife. 

Come and meet Finch, Monarch, Taggley and the rest of the flock! You'll also learn how sheep are sheared and how those fleeces eventually become warm hats and mittens. We'll have activities for all ages to enjoy, including:

  • Sheep getting sheared by hand
    Traditional blade sheep shearing
  • Spinning, drop spindle, rug hooking, and carding demonstrations to show the “Sheep to Shawl” process
  • Children's activities like felting, finger knitting, weaving, and sewing
  • StoryWalk™
  • Local crafters and vendors
  • Refreshments for sale

Registration not required. Rain date is April 29.



$7 Adult 
$4 Child


$10 Adult
$5 Child