Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Sheep festival offers demos, herding, and family activities

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. — PITTSFORD — The Rutland Area Shepherds (RAS) will hold the 21st Annual Pittsford Sheep Festival on Sunday, Oct. 12. The Festival will be held at the Pittsford Recreation Center on Furnace Road in Pittsford. The Festival hours are 11 a.m.-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 and sheep dog handling demonstrations will be held during the afternoon. There will be children’s craft activities. 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 info, call 802-342-3176.

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