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46th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair
May 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am - May 29, 2022 @ 4:00 pm$10 – $15
The Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair is pleased to announce it will be returning May 28-29, 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be aware that due to the two-year hiatus during COVID-19, MSWCF is in a rebuilding year financially. With this in mind, we want to let exhibitors know that we may not be able to afford premium payouts this year. We appreciate your understanding and hope you will decide to return to our fair as we rebuild for future years.
The Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair began in 1974 with an idea presented at a potluck dinner at the home of Henry and Virginia Easterbrooks. The fair began as a spin off of a youth sheep judging contest. The main purpose was to have a statewide sheep show. The fair has been held at the Cummington Fairgrounds every year except one. As the fair grew areas associated with sheep were added; dog trials, vendors, sheep and fleece auctions, leadline and other fiber animals. As time has gone by, the lamb bits have become a signature food item, parking lots are full on both days, the fiber workshops are full of variety and people and the fair is still run largely on a volunteer basis.