Fourth Annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival
“Knitting is not just popular among celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Vanna White and Cameron Diaz,” according to the Craft Yarn Council (2012). The desire to get back to a basic lifestyle with natural fiber and local food is expected to attract thousands to the fourth annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival. The festival, held in conjunction with the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial is May 18-19, at beautiful Masterson Station Park in Lexington, KY. Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free.
Over 70 vendors with natural fiber art, yarn and fleeces will be in attendance to marvel shoppers’ interest at this popular Central Kentucky event. “ The Kentucky Proud Bistro will cater to all palettes with locally raised and produced foods such as lamb, cheeses and fresh vegetarian fare along with traditional choices like fresh popped kettle corn and hamburgers,” says Kelley Yates, Executive Director, Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office. Livestock displays, sheep shearing, the annual KY Proud Lamb Cooking Competition, photo and skein competitions, live music and entertainment are all included with admission. Workshops for beginners and advanced fiber art students are offered each day. New in 2013 are Photography and Beginning Bee Keepers classes. For a list of all workshops, times, and pricing information please visit www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com or call 502-682-7780.
Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office
P.O. Box 4709