The Pittsford Sheep Festival has been offering free entertainment for over 25 years. Local craft vendors, felters and spinners will have booths featuring their skills and products. Sheering and sheep dog demonstrations.
This year it will be held on October 13, the Sunday before Columbus Day, from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Pittsford Recreation Area off Furnace Road in Pittsford.
Local craft vendors, felters and spinners will have booths featuring their skills and products. Sheep shearing demonstrations will be held at 11:15, 1:30 and 3:30. Sheep dog handling demonstrations will be held at 12:45 and 2:45. The Leaping of the Lambs, an exclusive RAS activity, will be held at 12:30 and 2:30. Live music will add to the festive atmosphere. There will be food for sale featuring tasty local lamb.
The sheep are in training for their big event: The Leaping of the Lambs. Here the sheep compete against each other by running through an obstacle course to reach a treat at the finish line.
You will have the chance to visit with local shepherds and learn about raising sheep in Vermont. This event is sponsored by the Rutland Area Shepherds. For more information check our website, www.vermontshepherds.com, or contact Don at 802-342-3176.