21st Annual Sheep &
Sep. 12-13, 2015
Thanks to all for the great
20th Annual Sheep & 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 as well as the 5th Northeast Regional Jacob Sheep Show! 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:
November 13th (Thursday) at 7:00pm at
the Hunterdon County Extension Center located at 314 Rt.
12, Bld. 2, Flemington, NJ. We will have a guest speaker &
nominations for next year's elected officers. PLEASE mark
your calendars to come out to this important meeting.
General meetings in 2015 will be held in 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)
Fall Meeting (on FB)
Draft Fall meeting minutes.
Next Festival Meeting:
Sep. 22, 2014
7PM Oct. 23, 2014 (Thurs) - 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!
Sheep Management Course by
Penn State Extension - Tue. nights Nov 4 - Dec. 9 at 7PM, Bucks
County Extension Center, Doylestown, PA.
include: breeds of sheep, feeding, breeding, lambing, health,
and a field trip to a local sheep farm to practice hands-on
skills. Cost is $40.00 per person or $60.00 per couple. The
registration deadline is November 4, 2014.
Register by Nov. 4 at PSU website:
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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