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Sheep Shearing & Fiber Arts Weekend

Lake Metroparks Farmpark • May 11 & 12 • 9 am to 5 pm

Sheep Shearing and Fiber Arts Weekend follows the fiber harvest process from sheep to shawl. Sheep are shorn of their winter coats to obtain wool and prevent them from overheating during hot summer weather.

During the two day event, visitors can meet fiber-producing animals (sheep) that grow their fleece, learn about the care of the animals and harvest the fleece and fiber of the animals as they help shear the sheep (remove their winter coats of wool). They then can help prepare the fleece for spinning, spin it into yarn and weave it on the loom.

Sheep shearing demonstration times:
Tie dye sheep shearing: 11:30 am
Sheep shearing (blade): 1:30 pm
Sheep shearing (electric): 3:00 pm

The lustrous fibers harvested from the fiber-producing animals are used to produce many wonderful products from clothing to blankets. More than a dozen fiber-related vendors will help visitors find the tools they need to knit, crochet, spin, felt and weave and offer finished products for sale.

Border collies have helped herd sheep for many years. Watch how they work together with the shepherd during a border collie sheepherding demonstration.

On Mothers' Day, all moms will get in free and receive a complimentary tea and scone. Admission for everyone else is included with regular admission. For more information, visit lakemetroparks.com/events.

Date & Time

May 12, 2019

9:00AM - 5:00PM

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Location

Lake Metroparks Farmpark 8800 Euclid Chardon Road Kirtland 44094 OH US

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Event Website

(440) 256-2122

Moms are free on Mother's Day. Regular Farmpark admission applies for everyone else.

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