On October 7, 2015

Shepherds rejoice! Annual Sheep Festival welcomes public to demos, products and activities


A variety of sheep breeds will be on display at the Pittsford Sheep Festival on Oct. 11.

Sunday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. — PITTSFORD — The Rutland Area Shepherds (RAS) will hold the 22nd Annual Pittsford Sheep Festival on Sunday, Oct. 11. The Festival will be held at the Recreation Center on Furnace Road in Pittsford. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the festival is free.

The Festival will feature a variety of sheep and wool products and activities. A variety of sheep breeds will be on display. Sheep shearing demonstrations will be held at 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sheep dog handling demonstrations will be held at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. There will be children’s craft activities at 11:45 a.m. The Leaping of the Lambs, an exclusive RAS activity, will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

A number of vendors will have wool, fiber, and craft products available for sale with some vendors demonstrating their crafts. Food, including lamb products, will be available during the festival. Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.

RAS is a non-profit group that represents local shepherds. They support local farms and the local community. They provide information on raising sheep and on sheep and wool products.

For more information, contact Don Spruit at 802-342-3176.

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