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.
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.
NO RAW FLEECE MAY BE SOLD AT THE FESTIVAL UNLESS IT IS ENTERED IN THE SHOW/SALE AND DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL. (Exception: the Stash Sale on Sunday)
Sale Hours: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
A fleece may be entered in just the show, or entered for show and sale. ($4 show, $6 show and sale) Fleeces must be well skirted and packaged in a clear plastic bag. Remove all tags, neck and belly wool, and any heavily vegetation areas. Any improperly skirted or very dirty fleeces may be disqualified without refund of the entry fee.
All fleeces will be removed from the bag for judging.
All fleeces must have been shorn in 2014 or 2015, represent 12 months or less growth, and come from an animal owned by the exhibitor.
The judge will have the right to add or eliminate classes as necessary, and may reclassify fleeces if improperly entered.
Judging will be based on the Danish system. Each fleece will be judged on its own merits and awarded a blue, red or white ribbon accordingly.
Ribbons and premiums for Icelandic Fleeces are provided by the Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America.
All fleeces must be displayed following judging.
WOOL SHOW DETAILS
Please indicate breed (for example)
Columbia – Jacob – Navaho Churro – Corriedale – Lincoln – Rambouillet Coopworth – Merino – Romney – Dorset – Montadale – Shetland – Icelandic
Divisions (for CROSSBREDS only)
1. Braid and Common (44s and coarser, or 34.40 to 40.20 Microns)
2. Low Quarter (46-50, or 31 to 34.39 Microns)
3. Quarter (50-56, or 27.85 to 30.99 Microns)
4. Three-eights (56-60, or 24.95 to 27.84 Microns)
5. Half and Full (62 and finer, or less than 22.04 Microns)
MOHAIR SHOW DETAILS
Breed – Please specify Angora Goat
6. Spring Kid
7. Fall Kid
8. Yearling Doe
9. Aged Doe
10. Yearling Buck