Wool & Mohair Fleece Show

Entry Deadline

MAILED Entry Forms must be received by June 6th, 2015

However, Fleece entry forms may be submitted at the festival any time before Noon on Friday, June 12th, 2015. The entry itself is also due by Noon on Friday.

Fleeces will be accepted between 9 am and 12 noon on Friday, June 12th. Judging will be open to the public. The judge will comment on each fleece as judged, and comments will be recorded. Fleeces will be on display during the festival, starting at 9 am Saturday.

Judging

Wool judging will begin Friday at 1:00 pm

Mohair judging will be on Friday following the wool judging.

If you are unable to attend the festival, you may ship your entries in advance. Please provide return postage and insurance with your entry.

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Skein Contest

Entries must be at the Skein Contest booth by 1:00 pm on Friday June 12th. No pre-registration is required. No entries will be released until 2:00 pm Sunday, June 14th. Judging will be closed to observers. The judge will be available after the judging to answer questions and review results. The public is welcome after the judging.

Skein Contest Rules

1. All yarns must have been hand-spun within the past year by the contestant.
2. A 3 x 5 card must be securely attached to each skein with the following info:

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Sheep Show

Sheep Judge

TBA

Fees

Show/Sale/Exhibit: $6.00 per animal
Pens: $5.00 per pen
Shavings will be available at the Fairgrounds. Straw is not allowed for bedding. (Fairground/Fire Marshal Rules)

Mail Entries with payment to the Chairperson listed above.

Download an entry form in PDF format:

Entry Forms must be received by May 31, 2015

Divisions

A. Fine Wool – spinning count of 60s & above, i.e. Merino, Rambouillet, Targhee.
B. Medium Wool – spinning count of 50s to 56s; i.e. Corriedale.
C. Long & Luster Wool – spinning count of 44 to 48s; i.e. Wensleydale, Leicesters, Romney.
D. Classic – primitive breeds. Due to the nature of this classification, sheep should be purebred. i.e. Jacob, Shetland, Navajo Churro, Karakul.
E. Icelandics (purebred)

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Angora Goat Show

Goat Judge: TBA

Fees

Show/Exhibit: $6.00 per animal
Pens: $5.00 per pen
Shavings will be available at the Fairgrounds. Straw is not allowed for bedding. (Fairground/Fire Marshal Rules)

Mail Entries with payment to: Laurel Orthmeyer (see above)

Download an entry form in PDF format:

Entry Forms must be received by June 5th, 2015

Divisions:

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Fiber Arts Showcase

Plan to enter this year’s wonderful fiber arts showcase. We want to encourage fiber artists of all ages. It’s the perfect opportunity to exhibit your handmade wearable and decorative art, as well as a chance to SELL. Help us celebrate the wealth of talents and creativity found within the fiber arts community.

Download an entry form in PDF format:

Entry Forms must be received by June 5th, 2015

There is NO entry fee! Entries will be on display throughout the festival. We just want to give all of you a chance to show the world the extraordinary range of items that can be created using natural materials and a little imagination. Entries may include items constructed of handmade fabrics (woven, knitted, crocheted, felted or any other technique which forms a stable fabric) or pieced works (such as quilts or other projects constructed of textiles).

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Livestock General Rules

Health Certificates must be available prior to unloading.

The Barn Supervisor will check all animals before unloading. The Barn Supervisor reserves the right to refuse any animal admittance without refund.

All sheep & goats must have identification that complies with the National Scrapie Eradication Program. Please call 866-USDA-TAG (866-873-2824) for help.

All ownership changes must have been completed at least 30 days before the show date. Substitutions of animals entered may be made only within the same class & be confirmed at the time the animal’s arrival at the fairgrounds. The decision of the chairperson is final.

Exhibitors are allowed to show up to 2 animals in each class.

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Animal Health Concerns

It is something most fairs and festivals don’t like to emphasize. Unfortunately, exposure of your flock to diseases and parasites is a risk you take whenever your animals leave your ranch. Rather than ignore the situation, the Big Sky Fiber Festival would prefer that everyone who brings animals to our festival be conscious of the risks and take simple precautions.

Most diseases are transferred from one animal to the next through some form of contact. Nose to nose, human to animal or from buckets and bedding. Please use common sense! Don’t bring any animal to the festival if you even suspect that it may have a communicable disease. Our barn stewards are experienced hands who will not hesitate to turn away any animal which appears to be in poor health. This is not meant to discourage anyone from bringing animals to the festival. Few flocks are 100% healthy. There is no excuse, however, for exposing other animals to pinkeye, foot rot or severe pest infestations.

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