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21st Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival
Sep. 12-13, 2015

 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.  (NASSA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and sheep show. Come join us for a day in the country!

We Will Be Hosting a National Gotland Show, a Navajo Churro Show, a Shetland Show as well as the 5th Northeast Regional Jacob Breed Show!

General Festival Information:

Directions: Printable PDF, Google Maps, Mapquest
Event Schedule
Festival Vendors
NASSA AGM Flyer (including workshop info)

Cooking demo and book signing on Saturday by Ian Knauer, author and PBS Show creator/star of "The Farm".

2014 Festival Brochure (Trifold)


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.
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 the contestant!!

Vendor Application Forms

General Fleece Sale
At the 2014 Festival 109 Fleeces were Judged,
and an Additional 37 were offered for sale!
109 Fleeces 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 for $20.

General meetings in 2015 will be held at the same location on these dates:

November 12th

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:

7PM
Wed. May 20, 2015 Meeting
 at the home of Eunice Bench
105 Lilac Drive, Annandale, NJ 08801
(908) 730-7189
Please RSVP

Sep. 22, 2014 Meeting Minutes (2015 Festival)
2014 Festival Meeting Minutes

Festival Flyers:


Two Page (pdf)

Page 1 (pdf)
Page 2 (pdf)
Four per Page Mini
Shepherd's Lead Contest

 

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!


PA Dept of Ag's 2015 Performance Tested Ram Lamb and Meat Goat Buck Sale Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
1 PM at Sale Arena, Livestock Evaluation Center, 1494 W. Pine Grove Rd., Penna. Furnace, PA 16895. Contact Greg Hubbard:
814.238.2527 or 814.238.2307 or email ghubbard@pa.gov
 Details/ Sale Catalog

 

 Festival Activities:
Volunteers needed to take on running all/any events for the 2015 Festival.   Let Eunice know if you are interested.

2014 Contest Results (except Sheep Shows - contact Kevin Melvin for those results.)

2013 Festival Competition Results

2012 Festival Competition Results

 

2014 Festival Photos Also Posted to Facebook

Membership

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 2014).

Contact Information

GardenStateSheepBreeders@gmail.com

Garden State Sheep Breeders
P.O. Box 211
Annandale, NJ 08801


 

Board of Directors

President Eunice Bench (2015-2015)
Vice President Sue Posbergh  (2014-2015)
Secretary Kevin Melvin  (2014-2015)
Treasurer Reni Melvin  (2014-2015)
Trustee Judi Lehrhaupt (2015-2017)
Trustee Andrea Holladay (2013-2015)
Trustee Shelley Nussbaum  (2014-2015)
Trustee Jennifer Elgrim (2014-2016)
Trustee Royal Unzicker (2014-2016)

Business Address:
Garden State Sheep Breeders
P.O. Box 914
Flemington, NJ 08822-0914
USA

 By Laws

Incorporation Document

 

Page Last Updated: 27-July-2015