May 2017 Events

May 3
to May 4
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Kansas City, Mo.
Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit

The 2017 Stakeholders Summit themed "Connect to Protect Animal Ag" will be held May 3-4 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The conference will focus on how all the diverse facets of animal agriculture can connect and come together to engage with key influencers and protect the future of our industry.

The Summit has been approved for 10 American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists CEUs.

For more information, visit:

May 5
to May 7
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Washington Fiber Festival
For more information, contact Vicki Eberhart, 509-485-3232
Cloverdale, Calif.
91st Annual Cloverdale Ram Sale
8 a.m. Preview of Rams and Ewes

11:30 a.m. BBQ

1 p.m. Ram and Ewe Sale

Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds. For information, contact Sierra Bruhn at or 707-696-9002.
May 6
to May 7
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West Friendship, Md.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven with 250-plus vendors, more than 600 sheep and 40 or more workshops.

May 8
to May 12
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Ukiah, CA
California State Shearing School
California state shearing school at the University of California Cooperative Extension in Ukaih.

For information, contact John Harper at 707-463-4495 or
May 11
to May 13
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Eaton, Ohio
National Suffolk Sale
For more information, visit or call 641-684-5921.
Kerrville, Texas
Reducing Livestock Production Costs on Texas Rangelands
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the U.S. Forest Service will host a joint conference on reducing livestock production costs on Texas rangelands.

For information, call 325-653-4576 or visit
May 12
to May 14
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Lak Elmo, Minn.
Shepherd's Harvest Festival

The fairgrounds are filled with music, food, artisans and animals. Events include Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, book-signings and more. Families always enjoy the sheep and goats in the barn and this year there will be a new Farm Work Stock Dog Trial. There’s a lot of room to picnic–weather permitting! Bring your spinning wheel, your friends, and spin the day away.

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May 13
to May 14
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Deerfield, N.H.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival
41st annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival will be held May 13-14 at the Deerfield, N.H., Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers Association.

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May 20
to May 21
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Lexington, Ky.
Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

This year will be our 8th Annual Festival!  Our Festival exists to bring together the arts and crafts community with the producers of the fibers they utilize.  At our festival, you can literally see sheep to shawl and everything in between!   With over 100 vendors each year, live animals, sheep shearing demonstrations and an amazing array of classes- our festival has something for everyone. Each year, the Locust Trace Agriscience School/FFA program and the Fayette County 4-H program assist the KSFF Committee in conducting the festival. Because of the dedication and hard work of the youth, KSFF gives scholarships to each of the program.

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May 27
to May 28
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Wooster, Ohio
Great Lakes Fiber Show
At the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio.

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May 27
to May 28
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Fresno, Calif.
WSDA Dorper and White Dorper Show & Sale
The Western States Dorper Association will host the Dorper and White Dorper Show & Sale at State University Farm in Chico, Calif.

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May 27
to May 28
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Cummington, Mass.
Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair

43rd Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA.  Fiber and woolcraft vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials, fiber and woolcraft workshops for adults and children, sheep shows, fleece show and sale, and food booths.  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. 

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