Thanks to all for the great
20th Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival this past weekend September
6-7, 2014 at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds!
Many activities are planned: Sheep shows, shearing, Border Collie herding demos, fleece show/sale
and workshops on Friday! We plan to host a Regional Lincoln Show as well as the 4th Northeast Regional Jacob Sheep Show!
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
No spaces left!!!
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:
5PM Sept. 5, 2014 at the Hunterdon Co.
Fairgrounds, Barn 2
Pizza will be served! Come
nominate 2015 officers, 2015 Festival Committe Heads
and help kick off the 20th Festival!
Fall Meeting (on FB)
Draft Fall meeting minutes.
Next Festival Meeting:
7PM Sep. 22, 2014
at the home of Eunice Bench
105 Lilac Drive,
Annandale, NJ 08801
email Andrea in advance if
you want to attend via Skype. Bring your thoughts for
doing it better and help shape next year's Festival.
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!
Volunteers needed to take on running all/any events for the
2015 Festival. Learn how it has been done by working
on this year's Festival by volunteering now! Let
Eunice or Andrea
know if you are interested.
Recently, USDA found two scrapie infected
flocks in Ohio that sold Suffolk, Hampshire, and Suffok-Hamp
cross sheep to many states. All the sheep sold are yet to
be located. If you have sheep from flocks OH2021 or OH2022
please contact Dr. Leslie Bulaga ASAP.
can be found in her letter to the membership.
2012 Festival Competition Results
2013 Festival Photos - 2014 Photos Coming Soon!
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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