21st Annual Sheep &
Sep. 12-13, 2015
Thanks to all for the great
20th Annual Sheep and 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, a Navajo Churro Show as well as the 5th Northeast Regional Jacob Sheep Show! Additionally
there will be a North American Shetland Sheep Assoc. (NAASA)
Annual Meeting. 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:
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!
NJ Beef Council is doing a tour of Browns Feeds Mill, Birdsboro PA, March 7th 7AM-4PM.
$10.00 for NJBIC Beef Producers,
$15.00 All others. All participants must use tour bus departing Target
parking lot in Phillipsburg, NJ 7AM.
Browns Feeds recently built state of the the art feed mill complex. Registration fee includes tour, bus, refreshments, lunch. Beef quality assurance re-certification program will be offered.
Questions to: Bob Mickel
Registration Form (with additional details).
Election completed - thanks to all who took the time to vote.
Complete results can be seen at the
Buddy site (https://electionbuddy.com/elections/18334/results/q8fhk69mv).
Board of Directors list below has been updated.
Volunteers needed to take on running all/any events for the
2015 Festival. Let
know if you are interested.
2013 Festival Competition Results
2012 Festival Competition Results
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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