The 35th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival in Massachusetts is Back
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It's been two years, but this springtime tradition is back. Aren't they so adorable?
The Sheep Shearing Festival at Gore Place in suburban Boston is a 35-year tradition filled with three centuries of costumes, music, vendors, food, and of course lots of animals.
Mark it down for Saturday, April 23, and enjoy at least 100 craft vendors and artists, sheep shearing demonstrations with herding dogs and oxen, and historic re-enactors all on the stunning grounds of Gore Place, an estate sitting on 50 acres according to the Gore Place website.
Executive Director and festival organizer Susan Robertson is thrilled to welcome back this tradition after its pandemic hiatus.
We’re proud that the Sheepshearing Festival has become a New England spring tradition for so many. People often tell us that spring doesn’t begin until the Sheepshearing Festival. It’s been three years since our last Festival, and we’re thrilled to welcome everyone back
Meanwhile, Scott Clark, Director of Farm and Landscape Operations at Gore Place is beaming with pride to open the grounds again for the celebration and festivities.
We're bringing back our visitors' Festival favorites, like seeing traditional shearing techniques and dog herding demonstrations, and simply enjoying a great time outdoors with family and friends. This year, to celebrate the Festival's 35th year, we're adding some new features and we can't wait to share them with you.
In case you're not familiar, Gore Place is a 50-acre estate and working farm with a mission to preserve and promote the 1806 country home and lands of Christopher and Rebecca Gore as a unique community resource that tells the story of early 19th century American life.