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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

I wait eagerly all year for this event.  

The 2013 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is on my calendar already.

This fair is both wondrous and intense, exciting and refreshing, overwhelming and surprising.

For me it all begins with family.  The pictures tell the story. 

The day before we knit and snacked,
and one of us (my future daughter-in-law)
 worked on her dissertation.
Ipad and an Apple Computer shared the table with yarn.
I noticed when I loaded these pictures,
my daughter appeared to be "lecturing."
 Gosh, I wonder what deep serious topic we were on.
Oh, we also shared the table with Whipped Cream flavored Vodka.
 It was yummy!
Most of our fun events start with and end with family.  I am blessed big time in this regard.  Friday was Family Day at our house - crafts, sharing, visiting, dinner - it was the best way I can think of to launch my favorite weekend of the year.

Saturday began early for my cousin and me.  We arrived at the Fair Grounds 30 minutes before opening, but things were already in full swing!  I felt like we were late instead of early.

Here we are at lunch.
We even had a shephard's crook
 (something she was getting for a friend back home.)

The crowds here were thin, but it picked up late morning.
Decorations were everywhere.  Sheep-themed, of course.
The food was wonderful.
The art work magnificent.
Every fiber-knitting-crochet-weaving-spinning book
 you could think of was there.
If you couldn't find the right button at the fair
you weren't trying.
Vendors were helpful.
Show time!  Put your best hoof forward!
"Ahh, who is playing with my back end?:
Spinning wheels and tools of all kinds were everywhere.
An unusual looking loom!
And the YARN, hugely important to us fiber enthusiasts.
And don't forget the center piece of the fair - the sheep!
This year my cousin and I spend time
 visiting and admiring these wonderful creatures.
Now here is a handsome boy!
This one, too.
Standing in their food was a common theme. :-)
The parking lot was packed in ALL DIRECTIONS!  
Till next year!
Next blog post will be about what I brought home from the fair.

5 comments:

  1. Oooh....purchases....can't wait to see that.

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  2. Looks like a great event . . . Looking forward to seeing the purchased goodies . . .

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  3. What a wonderful day and weekend for you and your family! I went to this event for the first time last year, and hope to go again, maybe in 2013 :)

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  4. It was a WONDERFUL Festival, part of a FANTASTIC weekend!

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