Friday, September 05, 2008

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Deadline: OCTOBER 1, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Howard County Fairground
West Friendship, MD
MAY 2 & 3, 2009

The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. We do not charge a gate admission. The Festival is free to the public.

Application Process:
 There is a $10 non refundable application fee.

 All new vendor applications should be accompanied by photos or other promotional materials to aid the vendor committee in reaching a decision. Photos and material will not be returned unless a postage paid envelope is included and it is made clear that you would like the items returned.

 Grandfathered vendors (those who exhibited the previous year’s Festival) are offered an opportunity to return upon an annual evaluation.

 After determining available spaces, we will jury all new applications received by the October 1st postmark. This process usually takes place at the end of October or early November. Our decisions are based on many things including:
-Originality- we are always looking for new and fresh ideas
-Type of exhibit needed to give the festival a well rounded presentation.
-Booth presentation – booth should be aesthetically appealing

 Notification Letters are mailed by the end of December.

Booth Emphasis

Fiber, roving, yarn (wool)
Fiber, roving, yarn (other than wool)
Clothing (other than listed above)
Fiber craft supplies (looms, spin wheels, dyes)
Wool processing/ fleece prep service
Sheepskins, sheepskin items
Books & publications -sheep, wool, fiber, etc
Livestock equip & supplies
Service related to care of sheep (ex. Shearing)
Organization promoting sheep or wool
Traditional Handcrafts
Fine arts/Photographs
Country crafts
Fiber producing animals other than sheep
Other (Specify)

Exhibit Spaces (See Vendor Information for complete list)

Rental space is just that, space. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, chairs, tents etc. All new vendors will be assigned one space only.

Vendor Information [pdf]

Vendor Application [pdf]

Visit website for full details:

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
P. O. Box 99
Glenwood MD 21738
phone: (410) 531-3647