Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon


April 26, 1993

Sheep, wool festival to be held this weekend

The 20th Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.

About 1,000 animals, including 30 different kinds of sheep, will compete in the show, one of the largest competitions for natural colored sheep in the United States.

Seminars are scheduled on rug hooking, sewing with wool and entrelac knitting. Demonstrations will include sheep shearing, spinning and weaving of wool.

A working sheep dog show of border collies is also planned.

Musical entertainment will be provided, including hammered dulcimer virtuoso Maggie Sansone, Scottish folk duo Esty's Psaller and Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers.

Nearly 300 vendors will offer items for sale, including crafts, wool products and shepherd's supplies such as shepherd's crooks and sheep bells.

Samples of prepared lamb will be available in the Festival Food Building. A Grand Lamb Cook-Off competition is also planned. Lamb and other food will be on sale for fair patrons.

Admission and parking are free.

No dogs are allowed on the fairgrounds. Information: 489-7785.


*Fulton: 9400 block of Lovat Road: Someone cut a padlock off a shed between 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday and stole a weed-cutter.

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