10 am till 5 pm
Admission ~ $8 --Under 5 yrs, No Charge
Mt. Bruce Station is located in a tranquil setting with the Eastlake style farmhouse, various outbuildings, abundant cottage gardens and perennial borders is tucked up into the borders of Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties at the base of the "thumb" of Michigan. The privately owned renovated 1920's dairy farm is barely an hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Come and experience a day "at the farm" by enjoying a leisurely walk around the farm, smell the beautiful perennial flowers we grow ourselves to dye wool with and we also collect from surrounding woods, fields and other areas for a native collection.
Farm & Flock Music will fill the air as always. Our Festival Highland Piper will return again this year along with a new line up of Blue Grass Musicians and a” One Man Band”.
A Variety of Vendors from all over will be back to show and demonstrate some of their unique age-old crafts so you may bring home a personal memory from your "day at the farm"!
This is one weekend a year that you can become part of a real working farm!
This year’s Sheep & Wool Festival Attractions will include:
The best place to come and learn traditional and/or fiber skills, develop fiber talents, and meet other fiber and shepherding friends. Many educational events for fiber new comers, families and children.
~ Things To Do & See ~
Sheep Shearing • Pet a Rabbit • Meet Fiber Producing Animals • Study the Landscape & Restored Buildings • Workshops & Demonstrations • Border Collies • Great Pyrenees • Talk to a Spinner • Watch Broom Making • Meet a Bee Keeper • Visit the Log Cabin • Paint a Pumpkin • Hay Wagon Rides
~ Past 2011 Festival Workshops ~
You will enjoy the personal attention you will receive at our wonderful hands-on Festival Workshops. Nui Shibori Indigo Scarf• Braided Mug Rug Cheery Wool Pumpkin• Fixing Worn Heels in Handknit Socks • Wooly Coneflower Garden Felted Roving Sunflower• Fantastic Felted Beads • Introduction to Spinning The Benefits of Beekeeping & Honey Production in Michigan • Knitted Entrelac Change Purse
Younger visitors to the farm will rediscover what is good, simple and natural. Meet some woolly animals and their friends, pet them, learn what they provide us with that keeps traditional crafts and farm skill alive. Enter the wool quiz and win a prize!
Alpacas, Llamas, Angora Rabbits, Fiber Sheep Breeds
Fiber Wool Products For Sale
Fleeces, Rovings, Yarns, Sheepskins, Rugs, Clothing, Handknitts
For more information, contact Yvonne Uhlianuk at firstname.lastname@example.org