On October 4, 2017

Rutland Area Shepherds celebrate over 25 years of Pittsford sheep festival

Sunday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.—PITTSFORD—The Pittsford Sheep Festival has been offering free entertainment for over 25 years. This year it will be held on Oct. 8, the Sunday before Columbus Day, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pittsford Recreation Area off Furnace Road in Pittsford.

Local craft vendors, felters and spinners will have booths featuring their skills and products. 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. Live music will add to the festive atmosphere. There will be food for sale featuring tasty lamb and Big Lenny’s hotdogs.

The sheep are in training for their big event, the Leaping of the Lambs, where the sheep compete against each other by running through an obstacle course to reach a treat at the finish line.

Visitors will have the chance to visit with local shepherds and learning about raising sheep in Vermont. This event is sponsored by the Rutland Area Shepherds. For more information, call 802-446-2830.

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