Thursday, May 12, 2011

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Report

Last Saturday I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival right here in Columbia, at the Howard County Fairgrounds. It is the largest festival of its kind on the east coast. I had good advice to get up and go early, because by 9:15 a.m., there was about a one-mile back-up to turn into the parking area.

As you can see, the festival is about much more than just sheep, including goats, llamas, alpacas and rabbits. The third picture from the top is actually a goat. I'm pretty sure I offended its owner when I asked if I could take a picture of the "cute sheep." But I apologized- to the owner and the goat.

That booth is also where I got the great hot pink mohair seen in the picture with the other goodies I brought home. That will make a nice re-rooted scalp for a Blythe doll. I'm big on pink hair.

There was also pottery, jewelry, rugs, beeswax and clothing, as well as plenty of food vendors. I thought about a lamb sandwich, but couldn't do it. I settled for a corndog and a stomach ache. By the time I trekked to my car three hours later, the parking area looked like that of a giant shopping center. But I guess it was, actually, and handmade is always fun. When I got home, I couldn't resist the urge to doodle some sheep.

1 comment:

Marydon said...

Oh, fiddle dee dee, Gina! You were only a couple miles from my house. Would have loved to met you. Yes, it sure is a big show for sheep & wool, over there.

Have a beautiful week.

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