21st Annual Sheep &
Sep. 12-13, 2015
Thanks to all for the great
20th Annual Sheep and Fiber Festival!
Next year's Festival will be held September
12-13, 2015 at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.
Many activities are planned: Sheep shows, shearing demos, Border Collie herding demos, fleece show/sale. We plan to host
a National Gotland Show, a Navajo Churro Show as well as the 5th Northeast Regional Jacob Sheep Show! Additionally
there will be a North American Shetland Sheep Assoc. (NAASA)
Annual Meeting. Come join us for a day in the country!
The Garden State Sheep Breeders is a non-profit, educational
organization promoting sheep and wool products in New Jersey.
We regularly hold educational and business meetings, sponsor
awards at events where sheep and wool products are featured,
and host an annual sheep and fiber festival.
Join our Yahoo group, or catch up with us on Facebook.
Festival Applications and Entry Forms:
Contest Rules and Entry Forms
Shepherd's Lead Contest
pays premiums AND ribbons for the fiber source as well as for
Vendor Application Forms
General Fleece Sale
At the 2014 Festival 109 Fleeces were Judged,
and an Additional
37 were offered for sale!
in all, of which 51 were sold (not all were for sale).
The largest fleece show/sale in NJ!
Next General Meeting:
June 11th (Thursday) at 7:00pm at
the Hunterdon County Extension Center located at 314 Rt.
12, Bld. 2, Flemington, NJ. Bob Mickel will discuss
pasture management and soil sample kits will be available
General meetings in 2015 will be held at the same location
on these dates:
Please mark your calendars to attend. Some
months are open so we can hold field trips.
Map & Directions (via Google Maps)
Draft Minutes from March 2015 Meeting
Next Festival Meeting:
Sep. 22, 2014
March 19, 2015 Meeting CANCELLED
at the home of Eunice Bench
105 Lilac Drive,
Annandale, NJ 08801
Festival Meeting Minutes
2015 Festival Flyers:
Volunteers Are Always Needed!
We're always looking for volunteers to
help us make
the Festival even better. Please consider volunteering.
Hot Off the Press!
FAMACHA Workshop in Doylestown PA April 8, 2015
FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool used for strategic de-worming
of sheep and goats.
Penn. State Ext. will be
providing FAMACHA training at Delaware Valley College Sheep
Barns, 471 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Details and to register (by April 1) see their
Volunteers needed to take on running all/any events for the
2015 Festival. Let
know if you are interested.
2013 Festival Competition Results
2012 Festival Competition Results
2014 Festival Photos Also Posted to
Most of our members have small flocks and are hobby farmers. Many sell breeding stock, wool products, and handmade craft items. Membership dues:
$5/year Assoc. Member (ages 10-18)
$15/year Single Member
$20/year Family Membership.
See the membership form for more information.
Membership runs Sept. to Sept. (change from Jan. as of
Board of Directors
Garden State Sheep Breeders
P.O. Box 914
Flemington, NJ 08822-0914
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